Study: Kansas ranked 11th most dangerous state in the US

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In a recent WalletHub study, Kansas ranked 39th in the list of safest states in the country.

WalletHub said it compared all 50 states across Personal & Residential Safety, Financial Safety, Road Safety, Workplace Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

Those safety and preparedness indicators included the number of mass shootings, number of murders, the unemployment rate, identity theft complaints, number of DUIs, road quality, workplace injuries and illnesses and number of climate disasters causing $1 billion or more in damage.

(More: Kansas isn't a fun state, new study finds)

The safest state is Minnesota, according to WalletHub, followed by Vermont and Maine. The five least safe states according to the study are Texas, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Missouri and Oklahoma came in at 43rd and 44th, respectively. 

Here's the 2019 rankings for the safest states in the U.S.

  1. Minnesota
  2. Vermont
  3. Maine
  4. Utah
  5. Connecticut
  6. New Hampshire
  7. Iowa
  8. Hawaii
  9. Massachusetts
  10. Wyoming
  11. Washington
  12. Indiana
  13. Virginia
  14. Oregon
  15. Maryland
  16. Rhode Island
  17. Wisconsin
  18. North Carolina
  19. Idaho
  20. Nevada
  21. Kentucky
  22. New York
  23. Delaware
  24. Nebraska
  25. New Jersey
  26. Arizona
  27. New Mexico
  28. North Dakota
  29. Michigan
  30. California
  31. West Virginia
  32. Illinois
  33. Pennsylvania
  34. Ohio
  35. Alaska
  36. Colorado
  37. Georgia
  38. South Carolina
  39. Kansas
  40. Tennessee
  41. South Dakota
  42. Montana
  43. Missouri
  44. Oklahoma
  45. Alabama
  46. Texas
  47. Arkansas
  48. Florida
  49. Louisiana
  50. Mississippi

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