This segues nicely with a question I've been idly wondering.
Consider all natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tornados, volcanoes, hurricanes, forest fires (kinda natural), tsunamis, mudslides, etc.
Now consider all human safety factors, such as crimes of violence, unsafe nuclear/chemical plants, likelihood of being targeted/invaded by a foreign entity, random government oppression, and so on. And I suppose you should consider automobile fatality rates (which probably outweigh all other factors combined).
Plus toss in random other safety factors such as poisonous insects/spiders/snakes, rising ocean levels, and whatnot.
Now where in the world would you say is the safest place to live?
Maybe central Canada somewhere?
I'm just askin'. It't not like I live my life by these considerations (though I have shied away from Western North America a bit... ya know, 'cause o the big one).
In terms of natural disasters, Hawaii spends the least of any US state. Yes, there are hurricanes but they are very rare and, considering you have about 2 weeks warning, about the only reason anyone ever dies from a hurricane is that they won't (or occasionally can't) get the heck outta dodge. The Hawaiian volcanic activity is pretty much limited to non-violent "dribbling" eruptions from the big island's shield volcanoes. About the only way that could kill you is if you were dumb enough to walk across a lava field. Tsunamis are also rare.
Deaths due to chemical accidents are extremely rare anywhere in the USA. Death by nuclear accidents are basically unheard of. Three mile island is America's only nuclear disaster and it killed no one. Elsewhere in the world, Fukushima may have injured a hand full of plant employees but we never could figure out if it has even killed anyone (odd that we fixated so much on the power plant which didn't kill anyone rather than the tsunami that killed thousands). Chernobyl is the only nuclear disaster that has ever clearly killed people. The only reason Cherobyl had the troubles that it had was that the Soviets, in an effort to save money, basically decided to build it without any of the normal failsafe measures reactors normally have and they then proceeded to perform various extremely dangerous experiments on it. After the disaster, the socialist state initially refused to acknowledge the incident or evacuate the populous.
As for poisonous snakes, about 5 or 6 Americans die from them every year so the odds of one killing you are slim. About half of those snakebite victims are drunk. Spiders are generally less of a threat than that. Here's an odd fact, deer are actually by far the deadliest animals in North America simply because we hit them with our cars. Deer related deaths dwarf sharks, spiders and snakes.
Yes, oceans are rising, but we're talking a few inches over the course of centuries here. You won't wake up one day to find sea level have risen and your house is now under water.
Crime rates have declined over the last few years. Violent crime rates today are a shadow of what they were in the 70's and 80's. Yes, there are still dangerous neighborhoods but there are fewer of them and they are less dangerous than before.
Car accidents do kill. You could either try living in a place where mass transit reduces or eliminates the need for one (like New York City) or try living closer to where you work and shop