Texas ranks 5th lowest in study identifying the safest states in U.S.

Texas came in fifth lowest in a new study by the WalletHub website that examines safety risks facing residents of each of the 50 states, based on five key dimensions.

Texas earned a total score of 36.61 in the study by the personal finances website, with the maximum score set at 100. Examples of safety risks in the analysis included health concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and fears about natural disasters, terrorism and road safety.

In the “Personal & Residential Safety” category, the state received a rank of 40th, and in the “Financial Safety” grouping, the state earned the rank of 36th. On the issue of traffic safety, the state ranked 30th.

The WalletHub analysis also ranked states in the categories of workplace safety and emergency preparedness.

The study examined safety issues in each state by looking at 53 indicators within the five broad categories. Indicators included coronavirus aid, assaults per capita and the state’s overall jobless rate.

State Rankings Based on Personal Safety Issues

Overall Rank (1 = Safest) State Total Score ‘Personal & Residential Safety’ Rank ‘Financial Safety’ Rank ‘Road Safety’ Rank ‘Workplace Safety’ Rank ‘Emergency Preparedness’ Rank
1 Maine 66.02 1 20 1 22 1
2 Vermont 65.48 2 7 10 14 9
3 Minnesota 62.42 11 4 3 1 21
4 Utah 61.71 21 13 7 4 6
5 Wyoming 59.21 6 15 16 20 22
6 Iowa 59.21 3 3 4 10 44
7 Massachusetts 58.84 10 1 2 30 10
8 New Hampshire 58.82 7 10 22 43 4
9 Connecticut 58.81 4 17 23 24 16
10 Rhode Island 58.15 8 26 6 39 11
11 Washington 57.53 34 9 20 12 8
12 Oregon 56.99 26 21 18 9 13
13 Hawaii 55.89 22 8 43 21 5
14 New Jersey 53.71 9 23 28 23 24
15 Virginia 53.29 29 14 21 2 31
16 Maryland 52.32 30 22 19 15 23
17 Indiana 52.20 19 33 24 11 29
18 North Dakota 51.83 5 2 5 50 37
19 Wisconsin 51.71 20 19 15 34 18
20 Idaho 51.20 24 16 11 47 17
21 Delaware 50.83 13 37 17 40 14
22 Michigan 50.83 45 28 26 13 15
23 New York 50.40 12 24 8 32 28
24 Kentucky 50.37 15 43 35 16 30
25 Arizona 50.33 42 32 48 7 7
26 North Carolina 49.88 16 25 39 6 43
27 Nevada 49.78 48 40 45 3 3
28 New Mexico 49.64 38 45 49 5 12
29 Alaska 48.52 50 30 37 18 2
30 Nebraska 47.60 14 6 13 38 40
31 California 47.37 46 27 42 17 19
32 West Virginia 46.88 18 34 31 45 20
33 Pennsylvania 46.45 23 31 29 31 27
34 Illinois 45.92 33 41 9 25 34
35 Ohio 45.29 36 46 14 26 26
36 Colorado 44.45 39 5 40 42 25
37 Kansas 44.41 28 18 12 27 47
38 Montana 44.07 31 12 27 41 33
39 Tennessee 43.70 47 38 33 8 36
40 South Dakota 43.33 27 11 25 49 39
41 South Carolina 41.46 44 39 46 19 38
42 Georgia 40.91 25 50 44 28 35
43 Alabama 40.22 32 35 36 33 46
44 Missouri 40.12 37 29 38 29 41
45 Oklahoma 37.45 35 47 32 46 45
46 Texas 36.61 40 36 30 37 48
47 Arkansas 36.14 49 42 41 35 32
48 Florida 34.63 41 44 47 44 42
49 Louisiana 32.53 43 49 34 36 49
50 Mississippi 32.00 17 48 50 48 50

Source: WalletHub.com



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