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June 24, 2017

Rhode Island Is 2017’s 8th Safest State in America, According to WalletHub


With the highest share of Americans since 2008 citing personal safety as a significant source of stress today, according to a recent APA survey, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Safest States in America.

In order to help families find the most secure places to lay down roots, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states across 37 key metrics. The data set ranges from assaults per capita to unemployment rate to total loss amounts from climate disasters per capita.


Source: WalletHub

Safety in Rhode Island (1=Safest; 25=Avg.)

Source: WalletHub
  • 12th – Murders & Non-Negligent Manslaughters per Capita
  • 11th – Assaults per Capita
  • 17thTotal Loss Amounts from Climate Disasters per Capita
  • 1stFatal Occupational Injuries per 100,000 Full-Time Workers
  • 2ndFatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles of Travel
  • 3rd – Bullying Incidence Rate
  • 5th – Sex Offenders per Capita
  • 12th – Share of Population Lacking Health Insurance


For the full report, visit https://wallethub.com/edu/safest-states-to-live-in/4566/.


About Ryan Belmore

Ryan Belmore, a Newport resident and life-long Rhode Islander, is the Editor & Publisher of www.whatsupnewp.com and www.whatsuprhodeisland.com. Belmore is an on-air personality on Radio Newport 105.9FM, on the Board of Directors for Fort Adams Trust, and is the organizer of the Newport Holiday Stroll. Belmore was the digital/social media coordinator for the '15 Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover and has previously worked for the New England Patriots, American Cancer Society and hosted a radio talk show on AM 1540 WADK. Contact Ryan by phone at 401-662-1653, by e-mail at Ryan@whatsupnewp.com or on Twitter at @Ryan_Belmore.