It sure seems that we see more stories of crime and violence here in central Maine lately. While, that might be true, Maine is still one of the most safest states in the country.

Roadsnacks.net used FBI crime data to get their rankings of safest states in the country.

Maine comes in as the 4th safest state in the country.

Vermont is the safest state in the country.

Here are the top ten safest states:

1. Vermont
2. Idaho
3. Virginia
4. Maine
5. Wyoming
6. New Hampshire
7. New Jersey (really?)
8. Connecticut
9. Kentucky
10. Rhode Island

Here are the ten least safest states:

1.New Mexico
2. Florida
3. Louisiana
4. South Carolina
5. Tennessee
6. Arkansas
7. Alabama
8. Alaska
9. Delaware
10. Arizona