Tennessee is ranked number 1 on the list of most dangerous states. As for the rest of the top 5 most dangerous states, Nevada ranks 2nd, Alaska 3rd, New Mexico 4th, and South Carolina 5th.
Fearful of violent crime? The research cited Tennessee, which tops the list of America’s most violent crime riddled state, had 643.6 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
That’s according to a study compiled by Law Street. The findings of the study were based on data recently released by the FBI’s violent crime statistics for American cities with more than 25,000 people during 2012 – the most recent year of data available.
The crimes taken into account are murder, rape, aggravated assault, and robbery numbers in each locale.
Below are the 10 most dangerous states. Go here for the complete list.
1. Tennessee 643.6 Violent Crimes Per 100,000 People
2. Nevada 607.6 Violent Crimes Per 100,000 People
3. Alaska 603.2 Violent Crimes Per 100,000
4. New Mexico 559.1 Violent Crimes Per 100,000 People
5. South Carolina 558.8 Violent Crimes Per 100,000 People
6. Delaware 547.4 Violent Crimes Per 100,000
7. Louisiana 496.9 Violent Crimes Per 100,000 People
8. Florida 487.1 Violent Crimes Per 100,000 people
9. Maryland 476.8 Violent Crimes Per 100,000 People
10. Oklahoma 469.3 Violent Crimes Per 100,000 People
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