How does New York State compare to the rest of country in safety?  Safety can be measured in number of ways and the personal finance website WalletHub used five basic categories to make a determination on safety and it came to some interesting conclusions.

WalletHub used the categories of:

  • Personal and Residential Safety
  • Financial Safety
  • Road Safety
  • Workplace Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness

New York ranked in the Top-20 in Personal and Residential Safety, Financial Safety and Road Safety.  New York had the fifth lowest traffic fatality rate in the country.  And had the fourth most law enforcement personnel per capita.

New York ranked 30th in Workplace Safety and 28th in Emergency Preparedness.

When all of the factors and its various metrics were compared New York ranked as the 23rd safest state in the country.

Seven of the Top-9 Safest states were in New England:

  • 1 - Vermont
  • 2 - Maine
  • 5 - New Hampshire
  • 6 - Connecticut
  • 7 - Rhode Island
  • 9 - Massachusetts

The seven least-safest states were all in the South

  • 44 - Alabama
  • 45 - Arkansas
  • 46 - Florida
  • 47 - Texas
  • 48 - Oklahoma
  • 49 - Louisiana
  • 50 - Mississippi

Here is the complete WalletHub report:

Source: WalletHub