Special Report

Most Dangerous States in America

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25. North Carolina
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 372
> Total 2016 murders: 678 (6th most)
> Imprisonment rate: 455 adults per 100,000 (22nd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 15.4% (13th highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Fayetteville

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24. New York
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 376
> Total 2016 murders: 630 (9th most)
> Imprisonment rate: 330 adults per 100,000 (11th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 14.7% (16th highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls

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23. Massachusetts
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 377
> Total 2016 murders: 134 (21st fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 225 adults per 100,000 (2nd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 10.4% (9th lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Springfield

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22. Kansas
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 380
> Total 2016 murders: 111 (19th fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 436 adults per 100,000 (18th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 12.1% (20th lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Wichita

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21. Georgia
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 398
> Total 2016 murders: 681 (5th most)
> Imprisonment rate: 666 adults per 100,000 (9th highest)
> Poverty rate: 16.0% (10th highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Albany

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