When it comes to safety, Rhode Island is among the nation's leaders according to research conducted by WalletHub.
WalletHub's research considered 26 factors to determine the ranking for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. These rankings however are not referring exclusively to protection from violence and crime. The term encompasses various categories, among them workplace safety, natural disasters, home and community stability, traffic safety and, of course, financial security.
While Rhode Island ranked sixth when compared to the rest of the nation, regionally Massachusetts (1) and New Hampshire (2) are considered to be much safer. When it comes to Financial Safety, the Ocean State fared toward the bottom of the list; 30th.
Here are the safest, and least safe states according to WalletHub:
2014’s Safest States
2. New Hampshire
5. District of Columbia
6. Rhode Island
10. New York
2014’s Least Safe States
44. New Mexico
Safety Around the U.S.