Most Dangerous State in America: Florida Ranks Number 5
Every day we can watch the news at the click of a button or even open our phones to a notification of a new headline that is occurring in a dangerous state. These headlines more than involve stories that include gun violence, hate crimes, or some type of natural disaster. Seeing that a Florida man did another scandal at 9 in the morning every day does not help create a feeling of safety. Having a constant reminder that danger is occurring can make citizens scared for their well-being and the safety of their loved ones.
With the decrease of COVID-19 pandemic headlines, there are still issues that are arising in our country. This can be shown in Florida specifically with the elevated homicide rates that are present or with the severe weather. Overall as a country, Americans also worry for their financial safety due to the increase in inflation.
No matter what issues are occurring- every state will have its own downfalls. But which state is the most dangerous in America? To determine the safest states in America, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 52 key safety indicators grouped into five different categories.
The top 5 most dangerous states include:
Safety in Florida (1=Safest; 25=Avg.)
- 24th – Murders & Non-Negligent Manslaughters per Capita
- 18th – Assaults per Capita
- 45th – Loss Amounts from Climate Disasters per Capita
- 24th – Fatal Occupational Injuries per 100,000 Full-Time Workers
- 43rd – Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles of Travel
- 39th – Sex Offenders per Capita
- 47th – Share of Uninsured Population
While Florida ranks the fifth most dangerous state in America, safety can be measured in a multitude of ways.
While one might think safety is only a handful of crimes it is important to remember it includes various aspects as well. This can include natural disasters like the damage from hurricanes that Florida experiences. It also can be measured with the amount of uninsured population that is in the state. While looking at all these potential threats to one’s safety, it is important to ask how you want to weigh these risks out for yourself.