Study finds Tennessee ranks among least safe states
|By Caitlin Rickard, The Lebanon Democrat, Tenn.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
With June being National Safety Month, WalletHub, a personal finance social media network, decided to follow up on analysis found from a previous study of "2014's Best & Worst Cities for Families" with a more in-depth look at the "Safest States to Live In."
In the study, WalletHub found that
In the most recent study conducted by WalletHub looking for the safest states to live in, they compared each of the 50 states and the
The states were compared not just by typical safety standards regarding violence and crime, but also based on 26 key metrics.
By using the 26 key metrics, WalletHub then sorted the states according to different safety standards that take into account data related to crime, traffic accidents, employer insurance coverage, climate disasters, consumer back accounts and more.
The data on safety was then broken down into categories that included workplace safety, natural disasters, emergency preparedness, home and community stability, traffic safety and financial security, among others.
According to some categories, the study found
Other safety conditions found in the study put
For more information or to view the studies, visit wallethub.com.
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