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10 riskiest states for seniors

10. Georgia
Fraud: 49 | Housing: 28 | Poverty: 40 | Violent-injury deaths: 31 | Living alone: 7

9. California
Fraud: 33 | Housing: 49 | Poverty: 42 | Violent-injury deaths: 27 | Living alone: 4

8. Alabama
Fraud: 43 | Housing: 7 | Poverty: 38th | Violent-injury deaths: 37 | Living alone: 31

7. Oregon
Fraud: 23 | Housing: 35 | Poverty: 29 | Violent-injury deaths: 45 | Living alone: 30

6. Arizona
Fraud: 40 | Housing: 34 | Poverty: 30 | Violent-injury deaths: 47 | Living alone: 14

5. Washington, D.C.
Fraud: 51 | Housing: 50 | Poverty: 51 | Violent-injury deaths: 7 | Living alone: 6th

4. Nevada
Fraud: 48 | Housing: 36 | Poverty: 25 | Violent injury deaths: 51 | Living alone: 9

3. Delaware
Fraud: 47 | Housing: 38 | Poverty: 23 | Violent-injury deaths: 16 | Living alone: 51

2. New Mexico
Fraud: 36| Housing: 19 | Poverty: 49 | Violent-injury deaths: 49 | Living alone: 36

1. Florida
Fraud: 50| Housing: 19 | Poverty: 43 | Violent-injury deaths: 39 | Living alone: 42

Safety is a key quality-of-life issue, especially for seniors. To determine the safest U.S. states for seniors to live, TheSeniorList.com did a study using recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau to measure safety in five categories:
Fraud reported per 100,000 population. Monthly housing costs for renters. Seniors living in poverty. Average annual rate of violent-injury death among seniors per 100,000 people. Seniors living alone as percentage of the state’s overall population.
As the study shows, weather might be a nice draw for retirees, but everyday life is a factor as well. The rankings for each area go from the best (1) to the worst (51). Washington, D.C., was included in the study.

The worst-ranked states in each category were Washington, D.C., in fraud; Hawaii in housing; Washington, D.C., in poverty; Nevada in violent-injury deaths; and Delaware in living alone.

Check out the gallery above for the overall as measured by TheSeniorList.com.

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