Iowa One of the Safest Places to Live
It's something we as Iowans know... we live in a great state and feel safe living here. The facts back it up.
Wallethub has released their list of 2016’s Safest States in America. They compared home & community safety, financial safety, road safety, workplace safety, and safety from natural disasters. Iowa scored very well.
Iowa finished highest (6th place) in both home & community and financial safety. It scored the lowest in workplace safety (41st place) and that is weighed on fatal occupational injury rate, injury & illness rate, median days lost due to occupational injuries & illnesses. For natural disasters, Iowa was 36th.
Overall, Iowa finished number ten! Here's the other top 10 safest states in the United States.
#4: Rhode Island
#3: New Hampshire