World Atlas took several factors into account when creating its list.
In addition to crime and accident rates, the organization looked at the odds of a state being involved in a natural disaster, workplace safety, home and community stability and states' emergency readiness. Overall financial security was also a factor.
Vermont is ranked as the second safest state in the entire nation!
The Maple State ranked particularly well in the home and community stability category. It's also unlikely to suffer a natural disaster. In addition, Vermont has a very low rate of physical assaults, a low rate of unemployment (just 3.6%) and a low number of residents without health insurance.
In short...Vermont is basically an awesome place to live!
Not only is Vermont gorgeous, its workers are safe, too.
Vermont got high marks due to its great track record of workplace safety. When Vermonters are safe at work, they're able to relax in the state's beautiful outdoors, which leads to an even higher level of emotional happiness!
All six of the states in New England are in the top ten.
Basically, New England is a great place to live, when it comes to both beauty and safety. We love New England!