Special Report

Most Dangerous States in America

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50. Maine
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 124
> Total 2016 murders: 20 (5th fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 163 adults per 100,000 (the lowest)
> Poverty rate: 12.5% (21st lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Lewiston-Auburn

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49. Vermont
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 158
> Total 2016 murders: 14 (the fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 255 adults per 100,000 (4th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 11.9% (19th lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: N/A

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48. New Hampshire
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 198
> Total 2016 murders: 17 (3rd fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 271 adults per 100,000 (6th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 7.3% (the lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Manchester-Nashua

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47. Virginia
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 218
> Total 2016 murders: 484 (14th most)
> Imprisonment rate: 588 adults per 100,000 (13th highest)
> Poverty rate: 11.0% (12th lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News

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46. Connecticut
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 227
> Total 2016 murders: 78 (16th fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 396 adults per 100,000 (15th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 9.8% (4th lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: New Haven-Milford

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