Crime continues to rise throughout North Dakota, which can mostly be attributed to the influx of people moving to the state. A new study, however, states that North Dakota is still one of the safest states in America.

The fine folks over at Movoto recently gathered statistics from the 2010 U.S. Census and the 2012 FBI Uniform Crime Report to put together a list of the safest states in the country.

Factors they took into consideration include:

  • Murders per 100,000 people
  • Violent crimes per 100,000 people
  • Property crimes per 100,000 people
  • Total crime per 100,000 people

After looking at those statistics, Movoto determined the ten safest states in America:

  1. New Hampshire
  2. Idaho
  3. Vermont
  4. North Dakota
  5. Maine
  6. Iowa (Tie)
  7. South Dakota (Tie)
  8. Wyoming
  9. Minnesota (Tie)
  10. Virginia (Tie)

Here's what they had to say about North Dakota, as a state:

Way up north, you’re going to find a state that has a lot of pride as well as few thefts of any sort. To be more clear, North Dakota ranked second safest for property crime, with merely 65,249 crimes of this type total or 1,949 per 100,000 people.

The good marks didn’t stop there. Violent crime was low here as well, ranking ninth. In fact, North Dakota has the second lowest total crime on our list, and didn’t finish higher simply because the murders per capita were ranked slightly higher at No. 11.

Compared to places like Louisiana, however, which ranked last in that category, North Dakota is still looking mighty safe.

For more on Movoto's list of the safest states in the country, visit their blog HERE.