The safety of Americans remains one of their primary concerns, particularly in light of recent news accounts detailing incidents including mass shootings, hate crimes, and the continued consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nevertheless, findings from recent research conducted by WalletHub indicate that not all states are equally adept at addressing the issues pertaining to public safety.
The research that was published on Tuesday ranked each state’s level of safety based on 53 different measures. These metrics included the number of fatal injuries, mass shootings, and natural catastrophes that occurred in the state.
On a scale of one to one hundred, each component was given a score, with one hundred being the maximum level of safety.
With a total score of 48.94 out of a possible 100, the state of California came in at number 27 on the list of safest states in the nation.
The whole study is available here.