Safety – It’s something we all want for our families, our friends, and ourselves. While there are certain lifestyle habits and practices that can go a long way to ensure the safety of those you love, it is impossible account for everything.
Fortunately, Maine is the fifth safest state in the country, according to a recent study performed by the personal finance website WalletHub. WalletHub’s analysts relied on 25 data points to determine the aggregate level of safety in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The factors include things like number of murders, loss from natural disasters, and financial stability.
How Maine Stacks Up:
As the nation’s fifth safest state, Maine has the fewest assaults per capita, the second best “Safety From Natural Disasters” ranking, and has the fifth lowest “Estimated Property Losses from Natural Disasters.”
Additionally, Maine has a low unemployment rate of 3.5% and a low theft rate at 2.09%. So, while there are dozens of reasons to love Maine, the relative safety of our beautiful state is certainly near the top of the list.