The Safest States in the US


There might be no worse feeling than feeling in danger or insecure, whether that be financial trouble, fear for one’s life, or lying in the path of a storm. With numerous safety criteria in mind, though, the New England region of the United States seems idyllic. Most of New England’s rural and urban areas have low crime rates.

Moreover, the region isn’t as prone to many sorts of natural disasters as are other parts of the U.S. It is home to some of the nation’s best educational institutions and sees some of the highest quality of life and median incomes of anywhere else in the nation.

Minnesota was deemed the overall safest state in the United States.

Some states have a way higher rate of violent crimes than others. Maine has the lowest rate of around 120 violent crimes per 100,000 people, while Alaska has close to 830 per 100,000 people.

These states provide their citizens with the safest communities.

Rhode Island 

Population: 1.06 million

Low violent crime rank: 9

Low property crime rank: 9


Population: 6.86 million

Low violent crime rank: 26

Low property crime rank: 3


Population: 579,315

Low violent crime rank: 10

Low property crime rank: 14


Population: 3.59 million

Low violent crime rank: 7

Low property crime rank: 10


Population: 8.47 million

Low violent crime rank: 4

Low property crime rank: 11


Population: 1.34 million

Low violent crime rank: 1

Low property crime rank: 4



Population: 1.72 million

Low violent crime rank: 6

Low property crime rank: 7


New Jersey

Population: 9 million

Low violent crime rank: 8

Low property crime rank: 6


New Hampshire

Population: 1.34 million

Low violent crime rank: 3

Low property crime rank: 1



Population: 623,657

Low violent crime rank: 2

Low property crime rank: 2

According to these overall scores, Minnesota has deemed the safest state in the US while Mississippi is last.