Most Dangerous States in America

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10. South Carolina
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 502
> Total 2016 murders: 366 (20th most)
> Imprisonment rate: 532 adults per 100,000 (22nd highest)
> Poverty rate: 15.3% (14th highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Florence

9. Delaware
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 509
> Total 2016 murders: 56 (13th fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 561 adults per 100,000 (16th highest)
> Poverty rate: 11.7% (16th lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Dover

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8. Missouri
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 519
> Total 2016 murders: 537 (12th most)
> Imprisonment rate: 687 adults per 100,000 (8th highest)
> Poverty rate: 14.0% (22nd highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Springfield

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7. Alabama
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 532
> Total 2016 murders: 407 (17th most)
> Imprisonment rate: 790 adults per 100,000 (4th highest)
> Poverty rate: 17.1% (7th highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville

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6. Arkansas
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 551
> Total 2016 murders: 216 (25th fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 774 adults per 100,000 (6th highest)
> Poverty rate: 17.2% (6th highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Pine Bluff