Special Report

Violence in America: A Survey of All 50 States

Thomas C. Frohlich

Alabama
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10. Alabama
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 472.4
> Total population: 4,858,979 (24th highest)
> Total 2015 murders: 348.0 (19th most)
> Poverty rate: 18.5% (5th highest)

Kansas City, Missouri
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9. Missouri
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 497.4
> Total population: 6,083,672 (18th highest)
> Total 2015 murders: 502.0 (11th most)
> Poverty rate: 14.8% (21st highest)

Wilmington, Delaware
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8. Delaware
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 499.0
> Total population: 945,934 (6th lowest)
> Total 2015 murders: 63.0 (14th fewest)
> Poverty rate: 12.4% (18th lowest)

Charleston Sunset, South Carolina
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7. South Carolina
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 504.5
> Total population: 4,896,146 (23rd highest)
> Total 2015 murders: 399.0 (15th most)
> Poverty rate: 16.6% (11th highest)

Evening in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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6. Arkansas
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 521.3
> Total population: 2,978,204 (18th lowest)
> Total 2015 murders: 181.0 (25th fewest)
> Poverty rate: 19.1% (4th highest)