How safe is your state? You may not have much to fear. However, with all the recent shootings and violent crimes, it is understandable that people feel uncomfortable. In fact, violent crimes increased by 5.3% during the first six months of 2016, according to the biannual FBI crime report. So, how can you know if the state you call home is safe?
WalletHub investigated the security levels of the 50 states, based on factors such as personal and residential security, road safety, workplace safety and emergency preparedness. According to the study, these states fell far below the mark in terms of personal and residential security. Is your state safe from first place?
Personal and residential safety rank (scale of 1 to 50; 1 is safest): 33
Alabama is the best of the worst on our list. It is almost the most unfortunate state of financial security (48th place), which means it has low rates of unemployment, foreclosure and poverty, as well as bad credit scores and many debts, fraud and personal bankruptcy applications.
Alabama residents can breathe easy about road safety (ranked 11th), but their personal and residential safety makes it the 33rd worst in the US. UU
Next: Stay strong, residents of this terrifying state.