Think Montana Is Safe? You May Want To Think Again
Of course we all like to think the state we move to or have lived in forever is safe. We want to know that if we are not holding hands with our teenage that they will be safe, because that's the kind of community we chose to live in.
Every year a national poll comes out and using statistics, puts together a list of the safest states in America. Sometimes it can catch us off guard, depending where your home state lands.
WalletHub came out with a list of the Least Safest States in America 2023 and per usual I was curious as to where Montana landed. To say I was a bit disappointed would be an understatement.
Considering we are a large state with little population (when compared to others) you would hope that we would rank high for safety. I was wrong.
Now before we all have a nervous breakdown, lets see how WalletHub came to the conclusion that Montana was ranked almost at the bottom.
Here is what WalletHub used to figure out the Safest States in America:
Personal & Residential Safety
- Presence of Terrorist Attacks
- Number of Mass Shootings
- Murders & Non-Negligent Manslaughters per Capita
- Forcible Rapes per Capita
- Assaults per Capita
- Share of Uninsured Population
- Unemployment Rate
- Underemployment Rate
- Foreclosure Rate
- Median Credit Score
- Debt per Income
- Poverty Rate
- Traffic Indiscipline. (incidents that led to this include: phone use, speeding, aggressive acceleration, harsh braking, and poor turning)
- Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles of Travel
- DUIs per Capita
- Pedestrian & Pedalcyclist Fatality Rate per Capita
- Share of Uninsured Drivers
- Road Quality
- Fatal Occupational Injuries per 100,000 Full-Time Workers
- Injuries & Illnesses per 10,000 Full-Time Workers
- Median Days Lost Due to Occupational Injuries & Illnesses
- Number of Climate Disasters Causing $1 Billion+ in Damages in Past Decades
- Loss Amount from Climate Disasters Causing $1 Billion+ in Damages per Capita
Is this national list accurate? Stats and facts don't lie I suppose.
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