Most Dangerous States in America

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45. Idaho
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 230
> Total 2016 murders: 49 (11th fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 590 adults per 100,000 (12th highest)
> Poverty rate: 14.4% (19th highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Idaho Falls

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44. Kentucky
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 232
> Total 2016 murders: 260 (21st most)
> Imprisonment rate: 634 adults per 100,000 (10th highest)
> Poverty rate: 18.5% (4th highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Louisville/Jefferson County

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43. Rhode Island
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 239
> Total 2016 murders: 29 (7th fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 254 adults per 100,000 (3rd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 12.8% (22nd lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Providence-Warwick

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42. Minnesota
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 243
> Total 2016 murders: 101 (18th fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 256 adults per 100,000 (5th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 9.9% (6th lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington

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41. Utah
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 243
> Total 2016 murders: 72 (15th fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 309 adults per 100,000 (9th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 10.2% (7th lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Salt Lake City