Washington ranks ninth among safest states in the country

by Lindsey Wells

Washington is one of the safest states in America, according to a report by WalletHub. 

WalletHub compared all 50 states across 55 key safety indicators grouped into five categories: financial safety, personal and residential safety, road safety, workplace safety and emergency preparedness. 

Washington ranked ninth among safest states in America. The No. 1 spot belongs to Vermont, which was found to excel in terms of its excellent roads and the number of residents who have received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a press release on Realtor.com.

“Safety has always been an important issue for Americans, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only added to this concern,” said Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst. 

Washington ranked first in the country for having the lowest total loss amount from climate disasters per capita and third for having the fewest fatal occupational injuries per total workers. 

According to the study, the Top 10 safest states in the U.S. are:

1. Vermont

2. Maine

3. New Hampshire

4. Minnesota

5. Utah

6. Connecticut 

7. Massachusetts

8. Rhode Island

9. Washington

10. Maryland

“WalletHub’s report will serve households well, especially those who are thinking about making a big move — it’s a great starter for discussion,” said Danielle Hale, chief economist of Realtor.com.

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