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A List Of The Most Peaceful States In The U.S.Yesterday, we posted a list of the most violent states based on a new study done by Institute for Economics and Peace. Today, we bring you the counterpart to that state and highlight the most peaceful places to live and visit.
April 24 (Reuters) - Violence and its aftermath cost the U.S. economy some $460 billion last year, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace's second annual United States Peace Index, released on Tuesday. Those costs - which include direct burdens like medical care for victims and the prison system and indirect factors like lost productivity - vary widely by state, with the most peaceful states bearing the lowest burden and the most violent spending far more. A state's level of peacefulness is not the only factor that determines the economic toll of violence; its population and level of overall economic activity also has a strong influence.Huffington Post Flip the page to peep the list and see if your state is amongst the most tranquil.
Economic toll: $3.03 billion Previous rank: 9th
Economic toll: $1.04 billion Previous rank: 8th
Economic toll: $1.33 billion Previous rank: 12th
Economic toll: $7.76 billion Previous rank: 10th
Economic toll: $580.8 million Previous rank: 5th
Economic toll: $2.34 billion Previous rank: 6th
Economic toll: $4.68 billion Previous rank: 4th
Economic toll: $951.8 million Previous rank: 2nd
Economic toll: $446.7 million Previous rank: 3rd
Economic toll: $800.6 million Previous rank: 1st