The Good Life: The Ten Most Peaceful States In The Country

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Categories: Did You Know, For Your Information, Must Be Nice, News, Stop the Violence

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There is a flip side to the ten most violent states we told you about yesterday.

Forty other states are doing way better than Maryland through Louisiana. Check out the ten states that ranked highest on the U.S. Peace Index, based on (1) number of homicides per 100,000 people, (2) number of violent crimes per 100,000 people, (3) number of people in jail per 100,000 people, (4) number of police officers per 100,000 people and (5) general availability of small arms.

This list has a couple surprises too: the majority of the ten most peaceful states are actually less safe then they were in 1991… Including the most peaceful state and another which saw a 47.7% decrease in safety.

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