(UNDATED) - A recent study ranks Louisiana near the bottom of the list of safest states to live.
June is National Safety Month and summer is the prime season for families to move, so WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of safest states and ranked Louisiana at No. 45 on the list.
Massachusetts was named safest state, while Mississippi was last at 51 because the District of Columbia was also counted.
Some of the metrics used to complete the study included the number of assaults per 100,000 residents, the percentage of the population lacking health insurance and fatality rate of pedestrians and cyclists per 100,000 residents.