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Minnesota tops ‘Safest States in America’ list; where does your state rank?

Posted: 8:13 AM, Jul 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-05 09:14:30-04
Minnesota tops ‘Safest States in America’ list; where does your state rank?

The rankings for the “Safest States in America” are out, and Minnesota takes the top spot for 2019.

The list, released by WalletHub, compared the 50 states across 52 key safety indicators, which were grouped into five categories.

The categories include: personal and residential safety, financial safety, road safety, workplace safety and emergency preparedness.

For a look at the 52 safety metrics used for scoring, click here .

Based off these overall scores, Minnesota was deemed the safest state in the country, while Mississippi came in last.

When it came to safe driving, Massachusetts took the no. 1 spot, having the fewest fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles of travel. Maine took the top spot for the fewest assaults per capita.

Here's the 2019 rankings for the safest states in the U.S.

1

Minnesota

2

Vermont

3

Maine

4

Utah

5

Connecticut

6

New Hampshire

7

Iowa

8

Hawaii

9

Massachusetts

10

Wyoming

11

Washington

12

Indiana

13

Virginia

14

Oregon

15

Maryland

16

Rhode Island

17

Wisconsin

18

North Carolina

19

Idaho

20

Nevada

21

Kentucky

22

New York

23

Delaware

24

Nebraska

25

New Jersey

26

Arizona

27

New Mexico

28

North Dakota

29

Michigan

30

California

31

West Virginia

32

Illinois

33

Pennsylvania

34

Ohio

35

Alaska

36

Colorado

37

Georgia

38

South Carolina

39

Kansas

40

Tennessee

41

South Dakota

42

Montana

43

Missouri

44

Oklahoma

45

Alabama

46

Texas

47

Arkansas

48

Florida

49

Louisiana

50

Mississippi

For more on the rankings, click here .