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Idaho ranked #10 as the safest state for Black Friday shopping

A recent study by Reviews.org ranked Idaho as the tenth safest state for Black Friday shopping.

For the study, researchers took past Black Friday incident data, general FBI crime statistics for each state and Google search trends that indicate which states are already on the hunt for Black Friday deals.

Below is a map of reported Black Friday violent incidents broken down by state.

The states with the highest risk of Black Friday violence are Tennessee, Arkanasa and Alabama.

See the top 10 highest risk of Black Friday violence states below:

  1. Tennessee
  2. Arkansas
  3. Alabama
  4. Louisiana
  5. Nevada
  6. New Mexico
  7. Missouri
  8. Alaska
  9. South Carolina
  10. West Virginia


Maine, Vermont and Connecticut are the states with the lowest risk of Black Friday violence.

See the list of the lowest 10 states below:

  1. Maine
  2. Vermont
  3. Connecticut
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Rhode Island
  6. Virginia
  7. New Jersey
  8. Oregon
  9. Wyoming
  10. Idaho

The full list is below:

Our ranking State Violent Crime Rankings Interest in Black Friday
1 TENNESSEE 4 6
2 ARKANSAS 6 3
3 ALABAMA 7 5
4 LOUISIANA 5 11
5 NEVADA 3 29
6 NEW MEXICO 2 36
7 MISSOURI 8 10
8 ALASKA 1 50
9 SOUTH CAROLINA 10 18
10 WEST VIRGINIA 27 1
11 OKLAHOMA 14 12
12 MICHIGAN 13 19
13 DELAWARE 9 30
14 ARIZONA 12 24
15 INDIANA 20 8
16 SOUTH DAKOTA 19 14
17 ILLINOIS 16 25
18 GEORGIA 21 23
19 TEXAS 17 31
20 KANSAS 22 20
21 FLORIDA 18 33
22 MARYLAND 11 40
23 NORTH CAROLINA 25 22
24 CALIFORNIA 15 38
25 MISSISSIPPI 36 4
26 IOWA 35 7
27 OHIO 33 13
28 NEBRASKA 34 9
29 WISCONSIN 31 17
30 KENTUCKY 44 2
31 MONTANA 26 42
32 PENNSYLVANIA 29 32
33 COLORADO 28 41
34 MASSACHUSETTS 23 48
35 NORTH DAKOTA 38 15
36 NEW YORK 24 49
37 UTAH 41 16
38 HAWAII 30 37
39 MINNESOTA 42 21
40 WASHINGTON 32 44
41 IDAHO 45 27
42 WYOMING 40 35
43 OREGON 37 46
44 NEW JERSEY 39 39
45 VIRGINIA 47 34
46 RHODE ISLAND 43 43
47 NEW HAMPSHIRE 48 28
48 CONNECTICUT 46 45
49 VERMONT 49 47
50 MAINE 50 26

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