Have you ever wondered what the most dangerous U.S. States are? if so, you’re not alone.
At some point in time whether its curiosity or talking over dinner the conversation of mass shootings, safety within our neighborhoods, gun violence, or how safe is our state is a popular topic.
In this guide, we will explore the latest numbers from the FBI and see what the most dangerous states our per violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants.
Do keep in mind that there are good and bad areas in every state, city and county and these numbers are show for an overall crime per state.
What are The Most Dangerous U.S. States
10th: South Carolina
South Carolina in 2016 had 502 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants. In 2016 South Carolina was ranked 20th in all the United States with 366 murders.
Violent crimes: 502
Murders: 366 in 2016
Delaware population is under a million people at 961,939 and is a mall Mid-Atlantic state. Even with its small population, there were 509 violent crimes per 100,000 people in 2016. Murder rate was the 13 lowest within all the States at 56.
Violent crimes: 509
Murders: 56 in 2016
Missouri has the 12th most highest murder ate in 2016 with 537. Violent crimes are 519 people for every 100,000 in Missouri. This makes Missouri 12th in total murders within the United States. Missouri has a population of 6.1 million people
Violent crimes: 519
Murders: 537 in 2016
Alabama located in the southern part of the United States has a population of just over 4.8 million people. With 407 murders in 2016, this put Alabama at the 17th highest murder rate in the United States. It also clocks in at 532 violent crimes per every 100,000 inhabitants.
Violent crimes: 532
Murders: 407 in 2016
With 551 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Arkansas ranks number six for the most dangerous state according to the data. There were 216 murders, this ranked for the 25th fewest per all the sates.
Violent crimes: 551
Murders: 216 in 2016
Louisiana clocks in at number 5 with 566 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants. And has the 11th most murders at 554 people in 2016. There are currently over 4.6 million people in Louisiana.
Violent crimes: 566
Murders: 554 in 2016
Tennessee has a population of roughly 6.7 million people and is located in the south part of the United States.
The capital of Tennessee is Nashville. Tennessee had the 13th most murders in the United States at 486 murders in 2016. There were 633 violent crimes per 100,000 people in Tennessee.
Violent crimes: 633
Murders: 486 in 2016
Nevada la western state in the United States has a population of roughly 3 million people in 2017.
Nevada saw 224 murders in 2016 and had 678 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants.
Violent crimes: 678
Murders: 224 in 2016
2nd: New Mexico
New Mexico is located within the southwestern United States and has a population of roughly 2.1 millions people.
In 2016 there were 703 violent crimes per 100,000 people. It also had 139 murders in 2016
Violent crimes: 703 per 100,000 people
Murders (2016): 139
Alaska is known for its raw beauty and nature, but many may not know its also the number 1 most dangerous U.S. states per violent crimes per 100,000 people.
Violent crimes: 804
Murders: 52 in 2016
Understanding the Data
Keep in mind that a lot of crime happens in a condensed area and in fact most states see higher crime rates in smaller areas of there state.
However, these are the numbers and statistics per the Most Dangerous U.S. States with the highest violent crime per 100,000 people.
Below we took the above numbers per state and added them to the graph for easy viewing.