Washington, D.C.: Rich but not safe, according to new well-being index

August 12, 2014
The home page for the OECD's Regional Well-Being index. (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.)
The home page for the OECD’s Regional Well-Being Index. (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.)

Measure your region or state’s well-being against 361 other regions around the world. As a part of their Better Life Index, stocked with data on life in its member countries, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has created an interactive Web tool to measure well-being around the world.

(Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.)
(Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.)
(Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.) (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development)

Washington, D.C. scores first in civic engagement and income when compared with 50 states, but dead last in safety because of its relatively high murder rate (17.7 murders per 100,000 people).

 

 

Pam Tobey is the graphics editor of the Morning Mix Web team at The Washington Post and a member of the Presentation Desk’s Information Design graphics team.
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