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WalletHub: New Jersey ranks among the top 10 safest states to spend Thanksgiving

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey ranks among the top 10 safest states to spend Thanksgiving, according to a study done by WalletHub.

WalletHub released their 2020’s safest states to spend Thanksgiving on Wednesday.

WalletHub compared the 50 states across 10 key metrics to see which provide the safest conditions for the Thanksgiving holiday. Their data set includes metrics examining how the state is handling the COVID-19 pandemic, such as positive tests and deaths per capita in the past week, as well as other indicators of general safety like the crime rate and the average number of DUI-related fatalities in November.

Thanksgiving Safety in New Jersey (1=Safest; 25=Avg.):

  • 20th – COVID-19 Positive Tests in the Past Week per Capita
  • 25th – COVID-19 Hospitalization Rate This Week
  • 10th – Share of Offline Homes
  • 5th – Crime Rate
  • 12th – DUI-fatalities in Motor Vehicle Crashes Around Thanksgiving

Source: WalletHub

Here are the top 5 safest states to spend Thanksgiving:

  1. Vermont
  2. Maine
  3. New Hampshire
  4. New York
  5. Washington

New Jersey Ranked 9th.

Here are the top 5 least safest states to spend Thanksgiving:

  1. South Dakota
  2. New Mexico
  3. Montana
  4. Missouri
  5. North Dakota

To see the full list, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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