A recent study by WalletHub ranks all 50 states based on how safe they are.
For their 2018 Safest States in America List, WalletHub compared the 50 states across five key dimensions: 1) Personal & Residential Safety, 2) Financial Safety, 3) Road Safety, 4) Workplace Safety, and 5) Emergency Preparedness.
While Williamson County is often recognized as being a safe place to live; overall, Tennessee comes in at #39 on the list (meaning 38 states are more safe than Tennessee and 11 states are considered worse in terms of safety.) Tennessee is on the bottom of the pack for “Personal & Residential Safety Rank” (at the #47 slot) and the state ranked #35 for Emergency Preparedness.
The study reports that Tennessee has one of the most law enforcement employees per capita and the most assaults per capita.
Here are the 5 safest and least safe states, according to WalletHub’s findings.
Top 5 Safest States
- New Hampshire
Top 5 Least Safe States
See the complete study here.