Safety is a key quality-of-life issue, especially for seniors. To determine the safest U.S. states for seniors to live, TheSeniorList.com did a study using recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau to measure safety in five categories:
- Fraud reported per 100,000 population.
- Monthly housing costs for renters.
- Seniors living in poverty.
- Average annual rate of violent-injury death among seniors per 100,000 people.
- Seniors living alone as percentage of the state’s overall population.
As the study shows, weather might be a nice draw for retirees, but everyday life is a factor as well. The rankings for each area go from the best (1) to the worst (51). Washington, D.C., was included in the study.
The worst-ranked states in each category were Washington, D.C., in fraud; Hawaii in housing; Washington, D.C., in poverty; Nevada in violent-injury deaths; and Delaware in living alone.
Check out the gallery above for the overall 10 riskiest states for seniors as measured by TheSeniorList.com.