ALABAMA (WDHN)— After a national study, Alabama has been ranked in the top 5 least safe states in the U.S.

According to Wallethub, Alabama ranks #46 out of 50 in the country’s overall safest states. In personal and residential safety, the state has been voted #36.

Alabama has also been ranked #46 in emergency preparedness, even though the state is one of the most affected by major hurricanes from the Gulf of Mexico. Also ranked #41 in financial safety, #42 in road safety, and #37 in workplace safety.

In overall safety, Alabama beat Texas(#47), Arkansas(#48), Mississippi(#49), and Louisiana(#50). Florida beat Alabama by only two spots, ranking at #44. The #1 state for overall safety was Vermont.

Wallethub compared the 50 states across 53 safety indicators, which were grouped into 5 different categories: personal & residential safety, financial safety, road safety, workplace safety, and emergency preparedness.

The data ranges from the percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated to assaults per capita, as well as the unemployment rate.

In 2022, 21,000 vehicle-related deaths and 15,200 non-suicide gun-related deaths have occurred around the U.S, per Wallethub.

To see the full list of states based on their safety go here!