An annual survey ranks Maine as the "most peaceful" state, while Louisiana places last for the 11th straight year.
The five criteria used in the ranking are the number of homicides per 100,000 people; number of violent crimes; incarceration rate; number of police employees; and availability of small arms. How 'peaceful' is it where you live? How would you measure it? The Providence RI metro area is ranked as the 6th most peaceful place among metropolitan areas.
Via Seth Dixon