The Most Peaceful and Stressful Sates
Okay, this first-ever state ranking of peace in the United States, the Institute for Economics came up with this. Not sure what that is, but whatever... I'm not a fan of these lists usually, but I was curious to see if Michigan Made the list... So Did We? Did Detroit Ruin us again?
The "Peace Index" defines peace as the "absence of violence" -- and includes such factors as homicide rates, violent crimes, percentage of the population in jail, number of police officers and availability of guns.
Top 5 most peaceful states:
Top 5 least peaceful states:
Yay - we didn't make the bad list... but then again, we didn't make the good list either. Oh well!