A new study says Tennessee is just about the least peaceful place in America, No. 49 on the state rankings.
That can’t be good for state government’s business recruitment campaign. Telling biz execs we’re better than Louisiana (No. 50) really isn’t a good pitch.
From AP: NASHVILLE — A first-ever ranking lists Tennessee 49th nationally in the level of peace.
The U.S. Peace Index is based on homicide rates, violent crimes, percentage of the population in jail, number of police officers and availability of small arms.
The rankings were created by the Institute for Economics and Peace, a think tank that also sponsors the annual Global Peace Index.