2012 United States Peace Index, by state

The statistic shows a ranking of the U.S. states by peacefulness according to the United States Peace Index 2012. In 2012, the states of Maine is most peaceful with an index value of 1.31 on the United States Peace Index.

Ranking of the U.S. states by peacefulness according to the United States Peace Index 2012

Index points*
Louisiana4.05
Tennessee3.41
Nevada3.37
Florida3.36
Arizona3.22
Missouri3.21
Texas3.2
Arkansas3.2
South Carolina3.18
Mississippi3.17
Alabama3.17
Delaware3.15
Maryland3.14
Oklahoma3.11
Georgia3.04
Illinois2.89
New Mexico2.85
Alaska2.75
California2.74
New York2.72
North Carolina2.71
Michigan2.69
New Jersey2.63
Kansas2.57
Colorado2.53
Virginia2.48
Pennsylvania2.37
Indiana2.35
Ohio2.33
Kentucky2.32
South Dakota2.32
Wisconsin2.3
Montana2.27
Wyoming2.26
Idaho2.23
West Virginia2.2
Connecticut2.19
Oregon2.07
Massachusetts2
Nebraska1.93
Iowa1.87
Rhode Island1.79
Washington1.78
Hawaii1.78
North Dakota1.74
Utah1.72
Minnesota1.61
New Hampshire1.55
Vermont1.55
Maine1.31
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Source

Release date

April 2012

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2012

Supplementary notes

The United States Peace Index measures peacefulness according to five indicators: the number of homicides, number of violent crimes, the incarceration rate, number of police employees and the availability of small arms.
*The lower the index value, the higher the peacefulness.

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