Violence in America: A Survey of All 50 States

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Vermont farm house
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50. Vermont
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 118.0
> Total population: 626,042 (2nd lowest)
> Total 2015 murders: 10.0 (the fewest)
> Poverty rate: 10.2% (4th lowest)

Portland Fishing Harbour at Sunset, Maine
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49. Maine
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 130.1
> Total population: 1,329,328 (9th lowest)
> Total 2015 murders: 23.0 (6th fewest)
> Poverty rate: 13.4% (22nd lowest)

Richmond, Virginia, USA Skyline
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48. Virginia
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 195.6
> Total population: 8,382,993 (12th highest)
> Total 2015 murders: 383.0 (16th most)
> Poverty rate: 11.2% (11th lowest)

New Hampshire covered bridge
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47. New Hampshire
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 199.3
> Total population: 1,330,608 (10th lowest)
> Total 2015 murders: 14.0 (2nd fewest)
> Poverty rate: 8.2% (the lowest)

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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46. Idaho
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 215.6
> Total population: 1,654,930 (12th lowest)
> Total 2015 murders: 32.0 (9th fewest)
> Poverty rate: 15.1% (20th highest)