New England is the safest place to call home, a study finds

BOSTON (WHDH) - There’s no place like home, especially when it’s the safest place to be.

The WalletHub study puts all six New England States ahead of all others for safety.

Massachusetts came second only to Vermont, and is followed by New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine and Connecticut.

Tennessee, New Mexico, Alaska, Oklahoma and Mississippi were ranked least safe, in that order.

The study incorporated home and community safety,  financial safety, road safety, workplace safety, and safety from natural disasters to determine each states’ total score,

Massachusetts ranked first in fewest fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles of travel, lowest share of population lacking health insurance, and fewest fatal occupational injuries per total employees.

The state ranked third in lowest bullying-incidents, and highest percent of people with rainy day funds.

 

 

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