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List: Top Ten Safest States in the USA - Crime State Rankings

Date: 2008

Source: CQ Press

Base: All 50 states plus Washington D.C.

Notes: The list was taken from 'Crime State Rankings 2008', a report which compares the various States on more than 500 crime-related categories, suhc as: arrests, corrections, offenses, courts, juvenile justice, drug and alcohol treatment, crime clearances, law enforcement expenditures et al. The link above will take you to the CQ press site with more details and the opportunity to buy various reports.

* Scores represent the percentage below the national average.

Rank

State

Score*

1

New Hampshire

-62.64

2

Maine

-58.54

3

North Dakota

-58.37

4

Vermont

-58.13

5

South Dakota

-53.52

6

Wyoming

-50.79

7

Montana

-50.64

8

Iowa

-41.85

9

Idaho

-39.50

10

Wisconsin

-38.07


 
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