The Top 5 Most Peaceful/Least Peaceful States
I just started meditation this week as a form to relax, and get some peace, and so far it’s been pretty good. As a nation, we seem to be doing all right with peacefull feelings as the United States is supposedly eight percent more peaceful in 2009 than it was in 1995. Where can you find the most peace and tranquility in the U.S.?
In the first-ever state ranking of peace in the United States, the Institute for Economics and Peace according to CBS News found that Maine was the most peaceful state in the country, while Louisiana came in last.
The “Peace Index” defines peace as the “absence of violence” and includes such factors as homicide rates, violent crimes, percentage of the population in jail, number of police officers and availability of guns.
Top 5 most peaceful states:
- New Hampshire
- North Dakota
Top 5 least peaceful states:
Where do you find the most peace in your home?