Wyoming Fairly High on the Safety Scale, Struggles in One Area
Aside from one major risk, the Cowboy state is relatively safe.
Many of the headlines we have seen lately are quite devastating. Have you check on Hawaii lately? From natural disasters to shootings, we've seen just about all of it. Aside from being heartbroken, we can also feel extremely unsafe.
Recently, WalletHub took a look at each state across this nation to determine which states were more safe than others. In their list of "2018's Safest States in America", they compared each state across 48 indicators of safety. This included assaults, climate disasters, unemployment rates and more.
Wyoming landed at number 21.
This makes a safer state than many other states in the nation. Our ranking would have been higher had it not been for one particular area... Our jobs. Wyoming tied for last with Alaska when it comes to "most fatal occupational injuries per total workers." Basically, out of our entire workforce, we see the most deaths on the job or due to injuries sustained while on the job.