Top 13 States
3. New Hampshire
6. North Dakota
9. Rhode Island
The study found that the U.S. is more peaceful now than at any other time over the last twenty years.
The USPI measures peacefulness according to five indicators: the number of homicides, number of violent crimes, the incarceration rate, number of police employees and the availability of small arms.
It is the only statistical analysis of crime, and the cost of crime, in all 50 states and, for the first time this year, the 61 most populous metropolitan areas.
Maine is the most peaceful state for the 11th consecutive year, Louisiana least peaceful state.
Wyoming has improved the most while Arizona records the biggest fall.
Cambridge metro area is the most peaceful, Detroit the least peaceful.
The U.S. is more peaceful than at any time in the last 20 years.
Further improvements in peacefulness would generate hundreds of billions of extra economic activity.