Special Report

Violence in America: A Survey of All 50 States

Thomas C. Frohlich

Indianapolis Downtown, Indiana, USA
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20. Indiana
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 387.5
> Total population: 6,619,680 (16th highest)
> Total 2015 murders: 373.0 (17th most)
> Poverty rate: 14.5% (25th highest)

Wichita, Kansas
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19. Kansas
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 389.9
> Total population: 2,911,641 (17th lowest)
> Total 2015 murders: 128.0 (21st fewest)
> Poverty rate: 13.0% (20th lowest)

Boston Public Garden, Massachusetts
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18. Massachusetts
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 390.9
> Total population: 6,794,422 (15th highest)
> Total 2015 murders: 128.0 (21st fewest)
> Poverty rate: 11.5% (14th lowest)

Phoenix Arizona
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17. Arizona
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 410.2
> Total population: 6,828,065 (14th highest)
> Total 2015 murders: 309.0 (20th most)
> Poverty rate: 17.4% (8th highest)

Houston, Texas 2
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16. Texas
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 412.2
> Total population: 27,469,114 (2nd highest)
> Total 2015 murders: 1316.0 (2nd most)
> Poverty rate: 15.9% (14th highest)