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America's 10 Least Violent States

New England is the place to be
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2016 9:05 AM CDT

(Newser) – Looking for a safer neighborhood? Consider a move to Maine. The state is the least violent in the country, according to a 24/7 Wall St. ranking that took into account the number of police officers per 100,000 residents, estimated small-arms ownership, and the rates of violent crime, murder, and incarceration. The top 10:

  1. Maine
  2. Vermont
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Minnesota
  5. Utah
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Washington
  9. Hawaii
  10. Iowa
Click for the full list or see America's most violent states. (Read more Maine stories.)

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