Special Report

Most Dangerous States in America

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35. Iowa
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 291
> Total 2016 murders: 71 (14th fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 367 adults per 100,000 (13th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 11.8% (18th lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Waterloo-Cedar Falls

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34. Nebraska
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 291
> Total 2016 murders: 49 (11th fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 371 adults per 100,000 (14th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 11.4% (15th lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Omaha-Council Bluffs

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33. Ohio
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 300
> Total 2016 murders: 654 (8th most)
> Imprisonment rate: 580 adults per 100,000 (14th highest)
> Poverty rate: 14.6% (18th highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Toledo

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32. Washington
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 302
> Total 2016 murders: 195 (23rd fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 325 adults per 100,000 (10th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 11.3% (14th lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

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31. Wisconsin
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 306
> Total 2016 murders: 229 (24th most)
> Imprisonment rate: 485 adults per 100,000 (25th highest)
> Poverty rate: 11.8% (18th lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis

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