Illinois NOT the safest state in the U.S.

Everyone dreams of living in a place where you can leave your doors unlocked and the worst crimes are teenage pranks. Short of going back in time to fictional Mayberry, the real world is a little more dangerous. But according to a report by financial site WalletHub, there are still places in the U.S. that are a lot safer than others. WalletHub analyzed all 50 states based on 37 key safety indicators including assaults per capita, unemployment rate, road safety and even climate disasters. Illinois was 26th on the safe list, while Iowa was 18th.

SAFEST:

  1. Vermont
  2. Maine
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Minnesota
  5. New Hampshire

LEAST SAFE:

  1. Mississippi
  2. Louisiana
  3. Oklahoma
  4. South Carolina
  5. Missouri