Besides the ranking itself, WalletHub also plucked some interesting statistics comparing states on particular safety issues. For instance, Massachusetts has the fewest fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, while South Carolina has the most. Also, Alaska is the state with the most assaults per capita (Maine has the least), and Alaska and Wyoming are tied for having the most fatal occupation injuries per total workers (Connecticut has the fewest). Also, interestingly, Idaho has the highest bullying incidence rate, while Florida has the lowest.
Obviously, there's no guaranteeing that any place is going to keep you safe all the time, but if you're in search of a new place where things are most likely to remain free from harm, you may want to start poking around New England. The word is it has a lot else going for it, too.