Virginia ranks 15th safest state, according to new study

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Whether it is on the road, out in public, in school or in their own home, parents worry about keeping their family and themselves safe.

People move to new states every year, and their safety and wellbeing are a major factor in where they migrate.

According to a new study from WalletHub, Virginia ranks 15th in overall safety out of all 50 states behind bordering states of Maryland (10th), North Carolina (19th), Kentucky (26th), West Virginia (37th) and Tennessee (41st).

WalletHub consulted 28 different sources of data to rank states based on 1) personal and residential safety, 2) financial safety, 3) road safety, 4) workplace safety and 5) emergency preparedness.

Source: WalletHub

Breaking down the numbers.

  • 17th in Personal and Residential Safety
  • 26th in Financial Safety
  • 26th in Road Safety
  • 2nd in Workplace Safety
  • 31st in Emergency Preparedness

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