Back to school means back to class work, sporting events, social activities and for some, bullying.  The problem is large enough and serious enough to force more than 160,000 U.S. children to miss school every day out of fear of being bullied.

Some states have it worse than others according to analysis conducted by the personal-finance website WalletHub .  Data limitations kept Washington and Oregon out of the comparisons of 17 key metrics, ranging from “bullying-incident rate” to “truancy costs for schools” to “percentage of high school students bullied online.”  The full results can be found here -

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Top 10 States with the Bullying ProblemsBottom 10 States with Bullying Problems 1 Michigan 37 California 2 Louisiana 38 Hawaii 3 West Virginia 39 Connecticut 4 Montana 40 Delaware 5 Arkansas 41 Florida 6 Texas 42 Rhode Island 7 Idaho 43 District of Columbia 8 Alabama 44 Vermont 9 South Carolina 45 North Carolina 10 Alaska 46 Massachusetts