Special Report

Violence in America: A Survey of All 50 States

Thomas C. Frohlich

Racine, Wisconsin Reefpoint Marina
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30. Wisconsin
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 305.8
> Total population: 5,771,337 (20th highest)
> Total 2015 murders: 240.0 (22nd most)
> Poverty rate: 12.1% (15th lowest)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29. Pennsylvania
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 315.1
> Total population: 12,802,503 (6th highest)
> Total 2015 murders: 658.0 (5th most)
> Poverty rate: 13.2% (21st lowest)

Telluride, Colorado
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28. Colorado
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 321.0
> Total population: 5,456,574 (22nd highest)
> Total 2015 murders: 176.0 (23rd fewest)
> Poverty rate: 11.5% (14th lowest)

New River Bridge, West Virginia
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27. West Virginia
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 337.9
> Total population: 1,844,128 (13th lowest)
> Total 2015 murders: 70.0 (15th fewest)
> Poverty rate: 17.9% (7th highest)

Greensboro, North Carolina Skyline
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26. North Carolina
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 347.0
> Total population: 10,042,802 (9th highest)
> Total 2015 murders: 517.0 (9th most)
> Poverty rate: 16.4% (12th highest)