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    Is your state safe? Here are the rankings for the safest states to live in, based on crime rates. See which states are most dangerous.

    A higher state ranking indicates a lower crime rate. New Hampshire ranks first in the nation for public safety. Fellow New England state Maine places second, followed by Vermont, Minnesota and Massachusetts.

    Learn more about the Best States for public safety below.

    1. New Hampshire 147
    2. Maine 165
    3. Vermont 189
    4. Minnesota 205
    5. Massachusetts 211
    6. Idaho 213
    6. Utah 213
    8. Rhode Island 225
    9. Iowa 230
    10. North Dakota 232
    11. Hawaii 248
    12. Oregon 249
    13. Nebraska 253
    14. South Dakota 259
    15. Wyoming 265
    16. Connecticut 270
    17. Washington 289
    18. New York 295
    19. Montana 331
    20. Wisconsin 347
    21. New Jersey 360
    22. Colorado 367
    23. West Virginia 419
    24. Kansas 424
    25. California 459
    26. Texas 491
    27. Virginia 505
    28. Ohio 509
    29. Florida 520
    30. Arizona 522
    31. Kentucky 538
    32. Pennsylvania 549
    33. Delaware 560
    34. Michigan 571
    35. North Carolina 593
    36. Oklahoma 607
    36. Indiana 607
    38. Georgia 633
    39. Nevada 683
    40. Illinois 706
    41. Tennessee 719
    42. New Mexico 720
    43. Arkansas 742
    44. Alabama 779
    45. Alaska 783
    46. South Carolina 801
    47. Mississippi 834
    48. Maryland 854
    49. Missouri 921
    50. Louisiana 1153

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    Well that's one advantage of "Puritanical New England" I guess, LOL Four in the top five...
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    Guess we down at the bottom

    In one of the “shithole” states lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss.a.p1600 View Post
    Guess we down at the bottom

    In one of the “shithole” states lol
    Yea mine also, expen$ive as hell too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CFMNH44 View Post
    Well that's one advantage of "Puritanical New England" I guess, LOL Four in the top five...
    Highest rate of covid vaccination in the country too, and Mass in particular had a higher Human Development Index than most of the world! Expensive AF though.

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    The Boston area is very expensive, but Vermont and Maine aren't. In both states, the median home cost is below the national average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle2 View Post
    The Boston area is very expensive, but Vermont and Maine aren't. In both states, the median home cost is below the national average.
    I think it’s pretty clear from the way I worded it that I was referring to Mass in particular but thanks for mansplaining! I actually have lived in all three of those states and know a fair amount about the COL/housing situation in VT and ME, which are more nuanced than “below the national average”.

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    You were responding to a post that said "Puritanical New England". I don't see how anything I said would be considered offensive.

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    and if a man made the exact same statement, my response would have been the same.

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    I really feel state is too broad of a category. I think city is a better category to assess risk. Yeah. My state is safe. I can go anywhere by myself. The most I’ve dealt with is street harassment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moneybags View Post
    I really feel state is too broad of a category. I think city is a better category to assess risk. Yeah. My state is safe. I can go anywhere by myself. The most I’ve dealt with is street harassment.

    Yeah, a few days ago I saw a Facebook post naming Baltimore, Maryland as "one of the best places to live in the U.S.," and I and a bunch of fellow Marylanders laughed and wondered what they were smoking when they compiled that list. When I hear fellow Marylanders talk (Sometimes brag) about how they can handle anything and very little even fazes them...or how tough they are, almost all of them say the same thing..."Well I'm from Baltimore, so....."

    When my dad moved us out to MD in the early 90s, he made sure to not move us to Baltimore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moneybags View Post
    I really feel state is too broad of a category. I think city is a better category to assess risk.
    Here are the rankings for the nation's 50 biggest cities.

    1. Honolulu, HI 233
    2. San Diego, CA 291
    3. Austin, TX 313
    4. San Jose, CA 325
    5. El Paso, TX 337
    6. Mesa, AZ 349
    7. Portland, OR 352
    8. Seattle, WA 357
    9. Arlington, TX 358
    10. New York, NY 374
    11. Virginia Beach, VA 404
    12. Colorado Springs, CO 568
    13. San Francisco, CA 574
    14. Long Beach, CA 656
    15. Omaha, NE 669
    16. Los Angeles, CA 685
    17. Boston, MA 709
    18. Tucson, AZ 723
    19. Fort Worth, TX 731
    20. San Antonio, TX 764
    21. Sacramento, CA 770
    22. Fresno, CA 789
    23. Charlotte, NC 824
    24. Phoenix, AZ 834
    24. Tampa, FL 834
    26. Denver, CO 851
    27. Las Vegas, NV 858
    28. Minneapolis, MN 953
    29. Oklahoma City, OK 1086
    30. Columbus, OH 1118
    31. Albuquerque, NM 1166
    32. Miami, FL 1176
    33. Houston, TX 1222
    34. Dallas, TX 1237
    34. Jacksonville, FL 1237
    36. Nashville, TN 1295
    37. Louisville, KY 1479
    38. Tulsa, OK 1547
    39. Indianapolis, IN 1765
    40. Oakland, CA 1814
    41. Philadelphia, PA 1936
    42. Atlanta, GA 1943
    43. Milwaukee, WI 2012
    44. Washington DC 2147
    45. Chicago, IL 2172
    46. Memphis, TN 2716
    47. Kansas City, MO 2783
    48. New Orleans, LA 3856
    49. Detroit, MI 4184
    50. Baltimore, MD 5436

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    Guess I’m packing up n moving to New Hampshire or Honolulu

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    I’m in NY, #18…where I live is pretty safe for the most part. Upstate NY isn’t too bad crime wise. I’m obsessed with True Crime TV shows and every time I watch something, it always seems like it happens in one of the bottom states listed!

    The New England area is right near me, and it is very safe overall. It just sucks to live there in the winter Maybe it’s safe bc a lot of people don’t wanna live there lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrownFox View Post
    Yeah, a few days ago I saw a Facebook post naming Baltimore, Maryland as "one of the best places to live in the U.S.," and I and a bunch of fellow Marylanders laughed and wondered what they were smoking when they compiled that list. When I hear fellow Marylanders talk (Sometimes brag) about how they can handle anything and very little even fazes them...or how tough they are, almost all of them say the same thing..."Well I'm from Baltimore, so....."

    When my dad moved us out to MD in the early 90s, he made sure to not move us to Baltimore.
    Cool story time- someone got mad at me for using the term "Baltimoron" (it describes a person from Baltimore that contributes to the awfulness there.) I'm sure some people don't mind Bmore that much since there are similar cities that aren't totally awful all the way through, like Oakland California or Elizabeth New Jersey.

    Crimes stats are always more complicated than these "Top" lists suggest.

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    Isn't Oakland where Barbara Boxer just got mugged ?

    Elizabeth, N.J. is not exactly a garden spot but it's not that bad. Compared to Newark or Patterson it's not bad at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Stoner View Post
    Isn't Oakland where Barbara boxer just got mugged ?
    Life happens to people.

    I personally thought New Jersey was lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnuffleUffleGrass View Post
    Cool story time- someone got mad at me for using the term "Baltimoron" (it describes a person from Baltimore that contributes to the awfulness there.) I'm sure some people don't mind Bmore that much since there are similar cities that aren't totally awful all the way through, like Oakland California or Elizabeth New Jersey.

    Crimes stats are always more complicated than these "Top" lists suggest.

    Lol at "Baltimoron." Yeah, I'm fine right where I am. No desire to go to Baltimore City.

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