10 States With the Most Violent Crimes

Bad news, Alaska, though Nevada isn't far behind
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2016 5:10 PM CST
10 States With the Most Violent Crimes
Sitka Police officers load the body of a murder victim into a hearse in Sitka, Alaska Thursday, March 27, 2008.   (AP Photo/Chris Miller)

The country's violent crime rate came down 9.4% from 2010 to 2014, with the latest year reporting 366 violent crimes (murders, rapes, robberies, assaults) for every 100,000 Americans, reports 24/7 Wall Street. Still, the violent crime rate in some states is almost twice that. Here are the 10 most dangerous states, based on reported violent crimes per 100,000 residents:

  1. Alaska: 635.8 crimes per 100,000
  2. Nevada: 635.6
  3. Tennessee: 608
  4. New Mexico: 597
  5. Florida: 540.5
  6. Louisiana: 515
  7. South Carolina: 498
  8. Delaware: 489
  9. Arkansas: 480
  10. Maryland: 446
Click here for the 10 safest states. (Read more US states stories.)

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