The world can get a little overwhelming these days with news headlines giving us bad news at every turn. That's why safety is high on the priority list for homebuyers. And with help from WalletHub's newly released report—2019's Safest States in America—consumers can help narrow down their choices for a place to call home.
The report considers 52 key safety indicators across five categories: Personal and Residential Safety, Financial Safety, Road Safety, Workplace Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Here are the findings:
These are the top 20 safest states in the U.S., according to the report:
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
- North Carolina
If safe roads are a must, check out Massachusetts, Minnesota or New Hampshire. For a stronger police presence, New Jersey and Louisiana are the top choices. And if you've got kids and bullying is on your mind, focus your search on Delaware, Florida or Virginia.
Obviously, there's no one single place that is completely danger-free, but if you have specific concerns, there are areas that'll give you more peace of mind. So determine what matters most to you, whether that be a low crime rate, better weather conditions or safer workplaces, and let those factors guide your home-buying decision.
To read the entire report, visit www.wallethub.com.