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The most dangerous states in the United States

In recent years, the United States has seen its crime rate rise. Crime within the country increased, not only in the large metropolitan areas, but also in rural areas. Alarming statistics were generated in the most unlikely places during this time. Below we will discuss the exact numbers regarding recent crime rates in the United States.

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Alaska

The state of Alaska has seen a general increase in violent crime in recent years. Alaska currently has a rate of 804.2 violent crime per 100,000 people. FBI studies have shown that while crimes like robbery and homicide have decreased, crimes like rape and aggravated assault have increased. In Alaska in particular, an influx of serious attacks is said to be responsible for the increase in violent crime. However, the reasons behind these spikes are more difficult to decipher, although poverty and lack of access to services due to Alaska's remote location have both been accused.

New Mexico

As in Alaska, the number of violent crimes is increasing in New Mexico. Crime in Albuquerque, the most populous city in the country, is believed to be the driving force behind this surge. It has been said that an order that allowed the courts to move faster through the courts could be responsible for this increase. At the moment, New Mexico's crime rate stands at 702.5 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Nevada

Nevada has the second highest violent crime rate in the country, with 678.1 violent crimes per 100,000. Unfortunately, rape is also another large component of the violent crime rate in Nevada. Violent crimes in Nevada have historically been higher than the rest of the country.

Is Violent Crime Up Or Down In The United States?

FBI statistics

When searching for crime data in the US, there are two main sources that are worth tapping into. The first is the National Crime Survey and the other is the crime reported to the FBI.

According to the FBI, violent crimes reported in recent years have declined overall. Violent crimes include murder and rape, as well as robbery and assault. The real estate crime figures also show that the latest report saw a 7.5 percent decrease.

National crime study

The National Crime Survey also reported that violent crime has been falling recently. This report says that violent crime in the United States has fallen from 79.8 to just 20.1 for every 1,000 people.

Of course, while these numbers tell their story, it can be said that many crimes - even most of the crimes - go unreported. At least 50 percent of violent crimes and 40 percent of property crimes are not reported to the police. This is because the victims think the matter is personal or because the victim thinks that the police cannot resolve the matter. It is not always clear whether a low crime rate is due to a low tendency to report crime (or if a high crime rate is due to a common tendency to report crime).

Find a detailed report on violent crime rates for each of the states listed below. Please note that all data is from the FBI's Crime Report in the United States.

Violent Crime Rate by State

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rankStatusViolent crime rate per 100,000 population
1Alaska804
2New Mexico703
3Nevada678
4Tennessee633
5Louisiana566
6Arkansas551
7Alabama532
8Missouri519
9Delaware509
10South carolina502
11Maryland472
12Arizona470
13Michigan459
14Oklahoma450
15California 445
16Illinois 436
17Texas434
18Florida430
19South Dakota418
20Indiana405
21Georgia 398
22Kansas380
23Massachusetts377
24new York376
25North Carolina372
26Montana368
27West Virginia358
28Colorado 343
29Pennsylvania316
30Hawaii309
31Wisconsin306
32Washington302
33Ohio300
34Nebraska291
35Iowa291
36Mississippi281
37Oregon265
38North Dakota251
39New Jersey245
40Wyoming244
41Utah243
42Minnesota243
43Rhode Island239
44Kentucky232
45Idaho230
46Connecticut227
47Virginia218
48New Hampshire198
49Vermont158
50Maine124

Author: Rudolph Pena

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