Some reassuring news for Garden State residents: New Jersey has been ranked No. 7 on a list of the 10 states with the fewest break-ins, according to A Secure Life. To compile this report, ASL safety experts collected data from the FBI and determined the seven states with the lowest numbers of recorded break-ins per 100,000 inhabitants. New Jersey has a burglary rate of 312.1 break-ins per 100,000 inhabitants.
The safest state? Surprisingly, the answer is New York, with 223.7 burglaries per 100,000 residents. Pennsylvania finished in the sixth spot; Connecticut came in fourth.
When all 50 states and the District of Columbia are ranked, Mississippi finishes at the bottom of the stack, with 828.8 burglaries per 100,000 residents.
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