The Top 10 Most Violent States In The U.S.A.

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Have you ever wondered where your State falls on the list of “America’s Most Violent States?” We have a list of the top 10 States posted for you!

10. Arkansas
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 480.9
Pct. below poverty line: 19.5% (4th highest)
Pct. less than high school education: 16.2% (8th highest)
Property crime rate per 100,000: 3,754.1 (2nd highest)

9. Maryland
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 494.1
Pct. below poverty line: 10.1% (2nd lowest)
Pct. less than high school education: 11.2% (22nd lowest)
Property crime rate per 100,000: 2,860.2 (23rd highest)

8. Florida
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 515.3
Pct. below poverty line: 17.0% (17th highest)
Pct. less than high school education: 14.0% (18th highest)
Property crime rate per 100,000: 3,522.0 (11th highest)

7. Louisiana
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 555.3
Pct. below poverty line: 20.4% (3rd highest)
Pct. less than high school education: 17.5% (4th highest)
Property crime rate per 100,000: 3,688.5 (3rd highest)

6. Delaware
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 559.5
Pct. below poverty line: 11.9% (11th lowest)
Pct. less than high school education: 13.0% (20th highest)
Property crime rate per 100,000: 3,410.6 (13th highest)

5. Nevada
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 562.1
Pct. below poverty line: 15.9% (23rd highest)
Pct. less than high school education: 16.0% (9th highest)
Property crime rate per 100,000: 2,560.5 (19th lowest)

4. New Mexico
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 567.5
Pct. below poverty line: 21.5% (2nd highest)
Pct. less than high school education: 16.9% (7th highest)
Property crime rate per 100,000: 3,531.5 (9th highest)

3. South Carolina
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 571.9
Pct. below poverty line: 18.9% (9th highest)
Pct. less than high school education: 15.9% (10th highest)
Property crime rate per 100,000: 3,904.2 (the highest)

2. Alaska
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 606.5
Pct. below poverty line: 10.5% (4th lowest)
Pct. less than high school education: 8.3% (4th lowest)
Property crime rate per 100,000: 2,632.8 (23rd lowest)

1. Tennessee
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 608.2
Pct. below poverty line: 18.3% (12th highest)
Pct. less than high school education: 15.8% (11th highest)
Property crime rate per 100,000: 3,595.9 (6th highest)

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