Most Dangerous States in America

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20. Indiana
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 405
> Total 2016 murders: 439 (16th most)
> Imprisonment rate: 541 adults per 100,000 (20th highest)
> Poverty rate: 14.1% (21st highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson

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19. South Dakota
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 418
> Total 2016 murders: 27 (6th fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 548 adults per 100,000 (19th highest)
> Poverty rate: 13.3% (24th highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Rapid City

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18. Florida
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 430
> Total 2016 murders: 1111 (3rd most)
> Imprisonment rate: 621 adults per 100,000 (11th highest)
> Poverty rate: 14.7% (16th highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Tallahassee

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17. Texas
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 434
> Total 2016 murders: 1478 (2nd most)
> Imprisonment rate: 769 adults per 100,000 (7th highest)
> Poverty rate: 15.6% (12th highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Lubbock

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16. Illinois
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 436
> Total 2016 murders: 1054 (4th most)
> Imprisonment rate: 466 adults per 100,000 (23rd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 13.0% (24th lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Rockford