When asked what makes one state a good and safe place for living, people often think of crime, unemployment and the poverty rate. The crime rate is the number of crimes committed during a certain period of time, in a particular place. Illegal activities such as violent crime, murder, burglary, robbery, and motor vehicle theft are part of the statistics data made by the FBI and other federal agencies.
Hawaii’s rank, for overall living conditions, is 8th out of 50 states. This state is a second-best place for seniors who are ready for retirement, based on health care, living costs, community support, and other important elements. However, Hawaii's crime rate is almost the same as it is in Oklahoma, which is ranked as 45th and has 3.5 times higher population density than the Aloha State. Based on the crime rate, Delaware, Maine, and Wyoming are the safest of all US states.
The unemployment rate is defined as the percentage of unemployed workers in the total number of people who are able to work. This data provides insight into the state’s economic status and capacity and can be obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate is the lowest in Vermont, Utah and North Dakota.
The poverty rate or the percentage of people (from a certain age group) whose income falls below the poverty line is the lowest in New Hampshire, Maryland, and Connecticut. Their overall rank is 3, 12, and 6 out of 50 U.S. states. It’s safe to say that these states will also show a better result in the future with health, education, and housing.
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