WalletHub ranked the states from safest to least safe using different criteria, including crime rates . . . insurance coverage . . . job security . . . DUIs and fatal crashes . . . workplace injuries . . . disease rates . . . and natural disasters.

The 10 safest states are: Vermont . . . Maine . . . Massachusetts . . . Minnesota . . . New Hampshire . . . Washington . . . Connecticut . . . Rhode Island . . . Utah . . . and Hawaii.

The 10 least safe are: Mississippi . . . Louisiana . . . Oklahoma . . . South Carolina . . . Missouri . . . Arkansas . . . Montana . . . South Dakota . . . Florida . . . and Texas.

There's a reason we chose to live in the great state of Minnesota. Its refreshing to see the state always come in the top 10 when it comes to job security, safety, and low crime. It truly is an amazing place to call home! Thank god I moved away from Florida when I did!