Most Dangerous States, 2009

The following table lists the ten most dangerous states in the U.S., according to rank in 2009. Nevada was the most dangerous state from 2006 to 2009. To determine the most dangerous states, rates for six crime categories—murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft—are compared to the national average for a given crime category.

RankState
1. Nevada
2. Louisiana
3. South Carolina
4. New Mexico
5. Florida
6. Tennessee
7. Alaska
8. Arizona
9. Maryland
10. Michigan
11. Arkansas
12. Georgia
13. Alabama
14. California
15. Texas
16. Oklahoma
17. Delaware
18. North Carolina
19. Missouri
20. Illinois
21. Washington
22. Kansas
23. Ohio
24. Mississippi
25. Indiana
26. Pennsylvania
27. Colorado
28. Hawaii
29. Kentucky
30. Massachusetts
31. Oregon
32. Nebraska
33. Minnesota
34. Utah
35. New Jersey
36. New York
37. Virginia
38. Wisconsin
39. West Virginia
40. Idaho
41. Connecticut
42. Rhode Island
43. Iowa
44. Wyoming
45. Montana
46. South Dakota
47. North Dakota
48. Maine
49. Vermont
50. New Hampshire

Source: Crime State Rankings 2009. See also Smartest States.

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  • Most Dangerous States, 2009 - The following table ranks the states from safest to most dangerous, according to rank in 2009. Nevada was the most dangerous state from 2006 to 2009. To determine the most dangerous states, rates for six crime categories—murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft—are compared to the national average for a given crime category.