People fled New York, Illinois and California for Texas, Idaho, Arizona and The Carolinas according to data from moving company North American Van Lines. The states of Florida, Texas, and Colorado also saw a greater influx of movers. Despite the pandemic the company claim people continued to move at rates that were comparable to 2019. The data showed that states that have much less densely populated areas were a big draw for people looking to relocate amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The move away from the likes of New York was driven, in part, by an increased fear of living in densely populated cities and rising crime amid the pandemic.