Special Report

Violence in America: A Survey of All 50 States

Thomas C. Frohlich

Beartooth Mountains at dawn, Red Lodge, Montana, USA.
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25. Montana
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 349.6
> Total population: 1,032,949 (7th lowest)
> Total 2015 murders: 36.0 (10th fewest)
> Poverty rate: 14.6% (24th highest)

Atlanta, Georgia 2
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24. Georgia
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 378.3
> Total population: 10,214,860 (8th highest)
> Total 2015 murders: 615.0 (6th most)
> Poverty rate: 17.0% (9th highest)

New York City, Manhattan
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23. New York
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 379.7
> Total population: 19,795,791 (4th highest)
> Total 2015 murders: 609.0 (7th most)
> Poverty rate: 15.4% (17th highest)

Pierre, South Dakota State Capitol
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22. South Dakota
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 383.1
> Total population: 858,469 (5th lowest)
> Total 2015 murders: 32.0 (9th fewest)
> Poverty rate: 13.7% (24th lowest)

Naperville, Illinois
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21. Illinois
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 383.8
> Total population: 12,859,995 (5th highest)
> Total 2015 murders: 744.0 (4th most)
> Poverty rate: 13.6% (23rd lowest)