Financial Web Site Dubs Louisiana The 7th Least Safe State To Call Home
The Pelican State does not bode well among its counterparts on a list of the nation's safest states to call home.
A leading personal finance Web site, WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis to help prospective movers find a safe location to relocate during the summer months, which is a prime time for Americans to move. Only six states fared worse than Louisiana on the list.
Some of the figures used to compile the data include the number of assaults per 100,000 residents, the number of fatal occupational injuries per 100,000 employees and the percentage of the population lacking health insurance coverage.
Louisiana ranks below average and, in some cases, near the bottom of all the parameters that WalletHub's "WalletGurus" compiled to determine that Louisiana is the seventh "Least Safe State to Live In." The individual rankings are listed below.
Safety Conditions in Louisiana (1=Safest; 25=Avg.)
- 50th – Number of Murders & Non-Negligent Manslaughters per 100,000 Residents
- 45th – Number of Assaults per 100,000 Residents
- 27th – Estimated Property Losses from Climate Disasters per 100,000 Residents
- 44th – Number of Fatal Occupational Injuries per 100,000 Employees
- 45th – Number of Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles of Travel
- 40th – Number of Law Enforcement Employees per 100,000 Residents
- 32nd – Unemployment Rate
- 31st – Bullying Incidents Rate
- 28th – Share of the Population with No Health Insurance