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South Carolina: Not A “Safe Space”

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ANOTHER POOR PALMETTO RANKING …

The Palmetto State is not a “safe space.”  In fact according to a new report from WalletHub, it’s one of the most dangerous places in the United States.

WalletHub’s report – entitled “2017’s Safest States” – ranked South Carolina No. 47 nationally in terms of public safety.  Only Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mississippi fared worse.

“Thank God for Mississippi,” right?

Indeed … again.

“WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states across 37 key safety indicators grouped into five different categories,” the website noted.

Among these specific indicators, South Carolina ranked next-to-last in the nation in terms of “personal and residential safety” – which tracks an assortment of crime stats.  Meanwhile the Palmetto State ranked No. 47 in terms of “road safety.”  Within that ranking, South Carolina led the nation in terms of highway fatalities per 100 million miles driven.

That latter statistic is likely to stoke further debate over the state’s rising highway deaths – which many believe are attributable to shortages of law enforcement.

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(Via WalletHub)

Data like this is sad … but not at all surprising.  In fact it’s become downright predictable in the Palmetto State, where big government “Republicans” continue to do “less with more” on virtually every metric that matters.

As these politicians continue to grow government by leaps and bounds, positive outcomes continue to elude citizens and taxpayers (economically, academically and especially when it comes to the state’s infrastructure).

Now we can add public safety to this list.  Or, to be more accurate, we can keep public safety on this list.

Because let’s face it, reports like this are nothing new (here and here).

One final thought?  We would argue (once again) that data like this is another compelling reason for certain law enforcement leaders/ law enforcement advocacy groups in the Palmetto State to drop their ongoing lobbying effort to criminalize marijuana.

At this point it should be abundantly clear that they have far more pressing priorities …


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