Beltway Butterfingers: 2013 Clumsiest States Index Reveals Washington, DC Residents are Clumsiest Tech Users in the Nation

With Accidental Device Damage at All Time High, SquareTrade Reveals 10 Most Dangerous States for iPhone Owners

Dec 16, 2013, 08:00 ET from SquareTrade

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SquareTrade®, the #1-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers, today released the results of its annual Clumsiest States Index. The Index reveals how states fare year over year when it comes to their citizens' rate of iPhone accidents and damage. The Index is based on claims filed by state between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013.


"Our Clumsy States Index gives us a chance to look back at the events that transpired over the year and consider how device damage was impacted. For example, we know that 23 million Americans have damaged devices during sporting events: did the Washington Capitals and Redskins' success last season increase DC's clumsiness ranking?" commented Ty Shay, CMO at SquareTrade. "Were Hurricane Sandy-related damages responsible for pushing New Jersey into the top 10 this year? Did the addition of long-awaited Wi-Fi on the New York City subway system nudge the state into the top 10?"

Top 10 Clumsiest States in 2013: 

Top 10 Clumsiest States in 2012

1. Washington DC  

1. Mississippi

2. Florida 

2. New Mexico

3. Georgia 

3. Rhode Island

4. New Jersey 

4. North Dakota

5. Utah

5. South Carolina

6. Texas 

6. Georgia

7. New York 

7. Alabama

8. California 

8. Louisiana

9. Louisiana 

9. Colorado

10. Wyoming 

10. North Carolina

About SquareTrade

SquareTrade is the top-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers for its fast and exceptional service. SquareTrade protects mobile devices, laptops and tablets, and other consumer electronics and appliances from malfunctions, accidental damage and life's frequent mishaps. Unlike old-fashioned warranties, SquareTrade is designed for today's consumer and uses innovative technology to deliver a zero hassle claims process. SquareTrade has more than 200,000 fans on Facebook, consistently wins industry awards and receives thousands of 5-star reviews for its legendary customer service. Top retailers around the world offer SquareTrade, achieving significant sales growth and happier customers. Privately held, SquareTrade's investors include Bain Capital and Bain Capital Ventures. SquareTrade is headquartered in San Francisco and London. For more information, go to

SquareTrade is a registered trademark of SquareTrade, Inc.

Press Contact:
Jessica Hoffman

SOURCE SquareTrade