New Study Ranks States for Best & Worst Bullying Behavior

Read next

portrayal-89189_1280

Photo: Pixabay

Just in time for the first day of school, from WalletHub 2016 States with the Biggest Bullying Problems identifies the states where bullying is most pervasive. WalletHub’s analysts compared 45 states and the District of Columbia across 17 key metrics, ranging from “bullying-incident rate” to “truancy costs for schools” to “percentage of high school students bullied online.” Scroll below to see where your state ranks.

5 worst states by overall rank (Based on key metrics mentioned above)

1. Michigan (Total Score: 60.18)

2. Louisiana (59.34)

3. West Virginia (58.93)

4. Montana (56.92)

5. Arkansas (55.40)

10 best states by overall rank

1. Massachusetts (23.33)

2. North Carolina (29.86)

3. Vermont (31.12)

4. District of Columbia (32.31)

5. Rhode Island (33.25)

6. Florida (34.15)

7. Delaware (35.13)

8. Connecticut (35.17)

9. Hawaii (36.71)

10. California (38.69)

To read the full report, additional expert commentary, and a full description of our methodology, click here: 2016 States with the Biggest Bullying Problems

Source: WalletHub