Where does Ohio rank among the country’s safest states?

Dayton police responded to a robbery June 7, 2017, at Rite Aid on Linden Avenue. JIM NOELKER / STAFF
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Dayton police responded to a robbery June 7, 2017, at Rite Aid on Linden Avenue. JIM NOELKER / STAFF

WalletHub, a personal finance website, recently released a study showing what states are safest in several categories.

Ohio ranked No. 23 overall, just behind Wisconsin, California and Pennsylvania and just ahead of Idaho, Delaware and Illinois.

Ohio’s category ranks

Overall: 23

Personal & Residential Safety: 15

Financial Safety: 35

Road Safety: 28

Workplace Safety: 29

Emergency Preparedness: 24

Here’s the top and bottom 10 nationally:

Top 10

Overall RankStateTotal Score
1Vermont65.09
2Maine62.46
3Massacusetts62.03
4Minnesotta61.78
5New Hampshire61.48
6Washington60.75
7Connecticut59.98
8Rhode Island59.65
9Utah59.48
10Hawaii58.6

Bottom 10

Overall RankStateTotal Score
40Alabama43.52
41Texas43.08
42Florida41.36
43South Dakota41.04
44Montana40.6
45Arkansas40.02
46Missouri39.9
47South Carolina39.21
48Oklahoma38.11
49Louisiana35.73
50Mississippi30.7