The personal-finance website WalletHub recently unveiled its rankings of the safest U.S. states, based on 26 metrics that include crime, traffic accidents, climate disasters and workplace safety.
Based on its composite score, Massachusetts ranks No. 1 on the list (although it ranks fifth in workplace safety).
New Hampshire – which ranks first in workplace safety – holds the No. 2 overall spot, followed by Minnesota, Hawaii and the District of Columbia to round out the top five.