America's 10 Most Violent States

Louisiana tops the list
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2016 9:54 AM CDT
A woman talks on the phone near the scene of an apparent murder-suicide in Marrero, La., in November.   (INCLUDING GREATER BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT, 225, 10/12, INREGISTER, LBI CUSTOM)

(Newser) – Bad news, Louisiana. The state is the most violent in the country, according to a 24/7 Wall St. ranking, based on violent crimes, homicides, incarceration rates, the number of police officers per 100,000 residents, and estimated small-arms ownership. The top 10:

  1. Louisiana
  2. Alaska
  3. Tennessee
  4. Delaware
  5. Nevada
  6. Arkansas
  7. Missouri
  8. Florida
  9. South Carolina
  10. Arizona
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