South Carolina Ranked Among 2020’s Least Safe States in America

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June is National Safety Month. With the U.S. devastated by the coronavirus pandemic this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Safest States in America.

In order to determine the most secure states, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 53 key metrics. The data set ranges from the state’s coronavirus support to assaults per capita and the unemployment rate.

South Carolina Ranked among the 10 least safe states in America, and North Carolina came in around the middle at #26.

Safest States in the U.S.

Overall Rank (1 = Safest) State Total Score ‘Personal & Residential Safety’ Rank ‘Financial Safety’ Rank ‘Road Safety’ Rank ‘Workplace Safety’ Rank ‘Emergency Preparedness’ Rank
1 Maine 66.02 1 20 1 22 1
2 Vermont 65.48 2 7 10 14 9
3 Minnesota 62.42 11 4 3 1 21
4 Utah 61.71 21 13 7 4 6
5 Wyoming 59.21 6 15 16 20 22
6 Iowa 59.21 3 3 4 10 44
7 Massachusetts 58.84 10 1 2 30 10
8 New Hampshire 58.82 7 10 22 43 4
9 Connecticut 58.81 4 17 23 24 16
10 Rhode Island 58.15 8 26 6 39 11
11 Washington 57.53 34 9 20 12 8
12 Oregon 56.99 26 21 18 9 13
13 Hawaii 55.89 22 8 43 21 5
14 New Jersey 53.71 9 23 28 23 24
15 Virginia 53.29 29 14 21 2 31
16 Maryland 52.32 30 22 19 15 23
17 Indiana 52.20 19 33 24 11 29
18 North Dakota 51.83 5 2 5 50 37
19 Wisconsin 51.71 20 19 15 34 18
20 Idaho 51.20 24 16 11 47 17
21 Delaware 50.83 13 37 17 40 14
22 Michigan 50.83 45 28 26 13 15
23 New York 50.40 12 24 8 32 28
24 Kentucky 50.37 15 43 35 16 30
25 Arizona 50.33 42 32 48 7 7
26 North Carolina 49.88 16 25 39 6 43
27 Nevada 49.78 48 40 45 3 3
28 New Mexico 49.64 38 45 49 5 12
29 Alaska 48.52 50 30 37 18 2
30 Nebraska 47.60 14 6 13 38 40
31 California 47.37 46 27 42 17 19
32 West Virginia 46.88 18 34 31 45 20
33 Pennsylvania 46.45 23 31 29 31 27
34 Illinois 45.92 33 41 9 25 34
35 Ohio 45.29 36 46 14 26 26
36 Colorado 44.45 39 5 40 42 25
37 Kansas 44.41 28 18 12 27 47
38 Montana 44.07 31 12 27 41 33
39 Tennessee 43.70 47 38 33 8 36
40 South Dakota 43.33 27 11 25 49 39
41 South Carolina 41.46 44 39 46 19 38
42 Georgia 40.91 25 50 44 28 35
43 Alabama 40.22 32 35 36 33 46
44 Missouri 40.12 37 29 38 29 41
45 Oklahoma 37.45 35 47 32 46 45
46 Texas 36.61 40 36 30 37 48
47 Arkansas 36.14 49 42 41 35 32
48 Florida 34.63 41 44 47 44 42
49 Louisiana 32.53 43 49 34 36 49
50 Mississippi 32.00 17 48 50 48 50

 

To view the full report and your state rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/safest-states-to-live-in/4566/

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