Special Report

States With the Deadliest Police Chases

Independence Pass Colorado
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25. Colorado
> Pursuit-related deaths per 100K: 2.5
> Pursuit-related deaths (1996-2015): 114 (tied-19th highest)
> Violent crimes per 100K (2015): 321.0 (23rd lowest)
> Bystander deaths (1996-2015): 30 (tied-24th highest)

Oregon - Columbia Gorge winding highway with semi trucks evening traffic
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24. Oregon
> Pursuit-related deaths per 100K: 2.5
> Pursuit-related deaths (1996-2015): 90 (25th lowest)
> Violent crimes per 100K (2015): 259.8 (14th lowest)
> Bystander deaths (1996-2015): 30 (tied-24th highest)

Warwick, Rhode Island, Kent County
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23. Rhode Island
> Pursuit-related deaths per 100K: 2.5
> Pursuit-related deaths (1996-2015): 27 (8th lowest)
> Violent crimes per 100K (2015): 242.5 (11th lowest)
> Bystander deaths (1996-2015): 8 (12th lowest)

Delaware Route 41
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22. Delaware
> Pursuit-related deaths per 100K: 2.6
> Pursuit-related deaths (1996-2015): 22 (5th lowest)
> Violent crimes per 100K (2015): 499.0 (8th highest)
> Bystander deaths (1996-2015): 7 (tied-6th lowest)

Road in Acadia National Park Maine
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21. Maine
> Pursuit-related deaths per 100K: 2.7
> Pursuit-related deaths (1996-2015): 36 (tied-12th lowest)
> Violent crimes per 100K (2015): 130.1 (2nd lowest)
> Bystander deaths (1996-2015): 11 (tied-14th lowest)

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