The most dangerous states in America has emerged in a report generated by Wall St. 24/7. The source released its list after analyzing the number of reported violent crimes committed. Despite the fact some states have lower crime rates than the year prior, they still ranked high on the list of the worst states regarding safety concerns.
According to the report, the number of violent crimes dropped across the nation by 4.4 percent in 2013 compared to 2012. These numbers were determined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.). Violent crime has decreased by about 15 percent within the last ten years.
Among the 10 most dangerous states in America uncovered, South Carolina and Delaware are still on the list; they had the highest crime rates in 2013. The good news is both had the largest decline in violent crime compared to the other states.
Three-hundred and sixty-eight violent crimes were reported for every 100,000 people in 2013, according to the report. The crimes fall into categories of murder, robbery, rape, and aggravated assault. The statistics are worse in the most dangerous states. Additionally, non-negligent manslaughter and murder were very common in the dangerous states. Only one state on the list didn’t report a higher murder and non-negligent manslaughter rate than the national rate of 4.5 per 100,000 residents.
Louisiana reported 11 murders per 100,000 people, making it the highest rate in the nation for murders.
There were over 400 violent crimes per 100,000 residents reported across America, according to the F.B.I.’s 2013 Uniform Crime Report.
Urban areas are where the majority of the crimes occur and socioeconomic status has a lot do with them. The economy in large part plays a role in how many crimes will be committed. A “typical” household income earned less than the median salary of $52,250 in seven of the 10 states in 2013. Alaska and Maryland were exceptions, with median incomes of more than $72,000.
It’s mentioned in the report that nine of the most dangerous large cites in the nation are in three of the dangerous states. Those are Baltimore, Maryland; Memphis, Tennessee; and Little Rock, Arkansas.
Ten Most Dangerous States
- New Mexico
- South Carolina
It’s always nice to have a little bit of good with the bad. So, the 10 safest states were also added on Wall St. 24/7’s list.
Ten Safest States
- New Hampshire
For a more detailed report on the 10 Most Dangerous States in America, you can view it starting with this page.
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