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Texas ranked as one of the most dangerous states

Posted at 11:02 PM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-06 15:15:49-04

WACO, TX. — Feeling safe where you live is a major concern for many people throughout the country. According to a study by WalletHub, Texas is ranked one of the five least safest states.

"I love Texas. I haven't really lived anywhere else except for California at a really young age, so everything that I am basing it off of is just being, and living, and growing up in Texas," said Waco resident Lorraine Boyens.

She's lived in Texas for over 30 years.

"It's been safe for me and my family," said Boyens.

The study ranks all 50 states from safest to least safe. Number one being the safest with the Lone Star State coming in at number 46.

"To hear that it's ranked 46 out of 50 is really shocking," said Fabian Aburto.

Aburto was born and raised in Texas.

"Frankly, living here my whole life and growing up in Texas and going to Dallas, where I live now, I can't say that I feel like this is not a safe state."

Some Central Texans agree with the ranking,

"Since y'all told me what the ranking is, I would agree with it, yes, 46 is shocking to hear though -- that we were ranked that high," said Waco resident Anthony Fennell.

According to the website, the data collected was determined from 52 different safety indicators grouped into five categories.

1. Personal and residential safety
2. Financial safety
3. Road safety
4. Workplace safety
5. Emergency preparedness

Regardless, everyone will have their own opinion about this ranking. But for some Texans, home is home.

"Texas is awesome, and I'm never leaving. Born and raised here. So regardless of what the polls say, this will be home forever for me," said Aburto.

For more information on the study click here.