“Northern New England — The safest place in America to raise your family…”

… or visit.

In the annual CQPress crime rankings New Hampshire ranked 1st for safest state with Vermont 2nd and Maine 3rd.

Maine, the Pine Tree state, has been ranked in the top three each of the past 16 years. It has the lowest assault rate in the U.S.

New Hampshire is ranked No. 1 for the second time thanks to impressively low crime across the board. It boasts the nation’s lowest murder rate and second-lowest aggravated assault and burglary rates.

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