Special Report

Most Dangerous States in America

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30. Hawaii
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 309
> Total 2016 murders: 35 (8th fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 335 adults per 100,000 (12th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 9.3% (2nd lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Urban Honolulu

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29. Pennsylvania
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 316
> Total 2016 murders: 661 (7th most)
> Imprisonment rate: 489 adults per 100,000 (23rd highest)
> Poverty rate: 12.9% (23rd lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

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28. Colorado
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 343
> Total 2016 murders: 204 (24th fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 473 adults per 100,000 (24th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 11.0% (12th lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Pueblo

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27. West Virginia
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 358
> Total 2016 murders: 81 (17th fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 486 adults per 100,000 (24th highest)
> Poverty rate: 17.9% (5th highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Charleston

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26. Montana
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 368
> Total 2016 murders: 36 (9th fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 455 adults per 100,000 (22nd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 13.3% (24th highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Missoula

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