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Connecticut one of the safest states in the country

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In accordance with National Safety Month, Connecticut was ranked one of the safest states in the country.

The personal finance website WalletHub.com put the state at the 6th safest.

Analysts compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 25 safety metrics. The data included "number of assaults per capita," unemployment rate and "estimated losses from climate disasters."

WalletHub said Connecticut fared well in a number of those categories:

  • 13th – number of murders and non-negligent manslaughters per capita
  • 8th – number of assaults per capita
  • 28th – estimated property losses from climate disasters per capita
  • 3rd – fatal occupational injury rate per 100,000 full-time workers
  • 9th – number of fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles of travel
  • 7th – number of sex offenders per capita
  • 7th – share of population lacking health insurance
  • 10th – number of thefts per capita
  • 9th – number of drug abuses per capita
  • 21st – number of active firefighters per capita

WalletHub said each state provides a different level of safety in each area.

Late spring is often the height of moving season, so researchers said families often must prioritize the types of security in terms of where they can afford to live.

The top three safest states on the list include Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Alaska, Oklahoma and Mississippi round out the bottom three.

For a slideshow of the top 10 safest states, click here.

To see the complete results, including state-by-state breakdowns of the data, head to WalletHub's website here.

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