The 'danger' in this study doesn't refer to violence or drug use - instead, it looks at the rate and susceptibility of natural disasters to impact every county in the country.

According to the disaster index from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NJ counties land at #1, 3, 4, 7, 12, and 15 in the Top 15.

Most Dangerous Counties

The "disaster index" uses the following events to come up with their number: earthquake, hurricane (typhoon), cold wind chill, astronomical low tide, coastal flood, avalanche, dense fog, drought, dust devil, dust storm, excessive heat, extreme cold/wind chill, flash flood, flood, freezing fog, funnel cloud, hail, heat, heavy rain, heavy snow, high surf, high wind, ice storm, lakeshore flood, landslide, lightning, rip current, seiche, sleet, storm surge/tide, strong wind, thunderstorm wind, tornado, tropical depression, tropical storm, tsunami, waterspout, wildfire, winter storm and winter weather.

The study also featured the Safest Counties, but they all seem to be in the Middle-Of-Nowhere range in Montana, Idaho, South Dakota, and other non-descript states.



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