Safest and Most Dangerous States

The table below shows the ascending ranking of states for violent crime rates, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report. Violent crime includes murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Crime rate is per 100,000 inhabitants.

RankStateCrime Rate
1.Vermont 99.3
2.Maine 127.8
3.New Hampshire 196.1
4.Utah 215.6
5.Rhode Island219.2
6.Minnesota 229.1
7.Oregon232.3
8.North Dakota265.1
9.Hawaii 259.2
10.Iowa 273.5
11.Nebraska 280.4
12. Washington 285.2
13.Massachusetts 391.4
14. Connecticut236.9
15. West Virginia302.0
16. Idaho212.2
17. Wyoming195.5
18. Montana323.7
19. Wisconsin290.3
20. South Dakota326.5
21. Kentucky211.6
22. Ohio 284.9
23. Indiana365.3
24. Pennsylvania314.1
25. Virginia 196.2
26. Colorado309.1
27.Kansas 348.6
28. New Jersey 261.2
29. Michigan427.3
30. North Carolina329.5
31. New York381.8
32. California396.1
33. Louisiana514.7
34.Arizona 399.9
35. Illinois 370.0
36. Georgia377.3
37. Oklahoma 406.0
38. Maryland446.1
39. Delaware 489.1
40. Mississippi278.5
41. Alabama 427.4
42. South Carolina 497.7
43. Arkansas 480.1
44. Texas 405.9
45. Missouri 442.9
46. Florida540.5
47.New Mexico597.4
48. Tennessee608.4
49.Nevada 635.6
50. Alaska635.8

Source: FBI, Uniform Crime Report, 2014.

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