Special Report

States With the Deadliest Police Chases

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5. South Carolina
> Pursuit-related deaths per 100K: 4.2
> Pursuit-related deaths (1996-2015): 180 (15th highest)
> Violent crimes per 100K (2015): 504.5 (7th highest)
> Bystander deaths (1996-2015): 85 (9th highest)

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4. South Dakota
> Pursuit-related deaths per 100K: 4.5
> Pursuit-related deaths (1996-2015): 35 (11th lowest)
> Violent crimes per 100K (2015): 383.1 (22nd highest)
> Bystander deaths (1996-2015): 7 (tied-6th lowest)

3. Wyoming
> Pursuit-related deaths per 100K: 4.5
> Pursuit-related deaths (1996-2015): 23 (tied-6th lowest)
> Violent crimes per 100K (2015): 222.1 (8th lowest)
> Bystander deaths (1996-2015): 4 (3rd lowest)

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2. Arizona
> Pursuit-related deaths per 100K: 4.7
> Pursuit-related deaths (1996-2015): 272 (6th highest)
> Violent crimes per 100K (2015): 410.2 (17th highest)
> Bystander deaths (1996-2015): 103 (6th highest)

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1. Alabama
> Pursuit-related deaths per 100K: 5.3
> Pursuit-related deaths (1996-2015): 243 (9th highest)
> Violent crimes per 100K (2015): 472.4 (10th highest)
> Bystander deaths (1996-2015): 55 (16th highest)

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