You don't have to go all hypochondriac apocalypse prepper, but you should definitely look into safety concerns when deciding which state to call home. And with that in mind, you should probably move to Vermont.
WalletHub conducted its annual study on the safest states in America, researching home and community safety, financial, safety, road safety, workplace safety, and safety from natural disasters to calculate its top 10 list. After studying the records, Vermont was crowned the safest state in America, followed by Massachusetts in second, and New Hampshire in third.
For the most part, the top 10 list shaped up a lot like last year's, except for one drastic change: Hawaii took a major dive and fell from 5th to 27th. Yikes. But, the Aloha state is still far from the worst. Falling in last place to claim the frightening title of most dangerous state in America was Mississippi, which shared the bottom of the table with Oklahoma and Alaska.