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Child Magazine Ranks Maine High on Child Safety

November 02, 2006 - TRC

AUGUSTA – Child magazine’s latest issue ranks Maine 7th in the nation in its investigation of safest states. The national magazine hailed Maine for being among the top states in low violent crime rate and percentage of board-certified emergency medicine doctors, among other statistics, in its report.

“I am pleased that Maine has been singled out again for the way we take care of our children,” said Governor Baldacci. “My Administration has made it a priority to ensure all citizens, especially our very young, have all the opportunities for a healthy successful life here in Maine. This study, along with others, confirms again that in Maine we have laid a solid foundation for our future.”

Among specific highlights in the report, Child points to Maine’s second-lowest violent-crime rate in the United States. The study also fetes Maine’s record of patient safety, and strong requirements for use of booster seats for children up to age 8. Additionally, the magazine touts anti-bullying efforts in our schools.

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