Special Report

Violence in America: A Survey of All 50 States

Thomas C. Frohlich

Watch Hill Cove, Westerly, Rhode Island
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40. Rhode Island
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 242.5
> Total population: 1,056,298 (8th lowest)
> Total 2015 murders: 29.0 (7th fewest)
> Poverty rate: 13.9% (25th lowest)

Canoe in for the Day, Minnesota
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39. Minnesota
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 242.6
> Total population: 5,489,594 (21st highest)
> Total 2015 murders: 133.0 (22nd fewest)
> Poverty rate: 10.2% (4th lowest)

Ocean City, New Jersey Beach
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38. New Jersey
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 255.4
> Total population: 8,958,013 (11th highest)
> Total 2015 murders: 363.0 (18th most)
> Poverty rate: 10.8% (8th lowest)

Portland, Oregon's Oldtown (Aerial)
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37. Oregon
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 259.8
> Total population: 4,028,977 (24th lowest)
> Total 2015 murders: 99.0 (17th fewest)
> Poverty rate: 15.4% (17th highest)

Nebraska Farm, Soybeans
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36. Nebraska
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 274.9
> Total population: 1,896,190 (14th lowest)
> Total 2015 murders: 62.0 (13th fewest)
> Poverty rate: 12.6% (19th lowest)