Most Dangerous States in America

Print Email

Source: Thinkstock

15. California
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 445
> Total 2016 murders: 1930 (the most)
> Imprisonment rate: 428 adults per 100,000 (17th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 14.3% (20th highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Stockton-Lodi

Source: Thinkstock

14. Oklahoma
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 450
> Total 2016 murders: 245 (22nd most)
> Imprisonment rate: 948 adults per 100,000 (2nd highest)
> Poverty rate: 16.3% (9th highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Lawton

Source: Thinkstock

13. Michigan
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 459
> Total 2016 murders: 598 (10th most)
> Imprisonment rate: 551 adults per 100,000 (17th highest)
> Poverty rate: 15.0% (15th highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Battle Creek

Source: Thinkstock

12. Arizona
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 470
> Total 2016 murders: 380 (18th most)
> Imprisonment rate: 781 adults per 100,000 (5th highest)
> Poverty rate: 16.4% (8th highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Tucson

Source: Thinkstock

11. Maryland
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 472
> Total 2016 murders: 481 (15th most)
> Imprisonment rate: 437 adults per 100,000 (19th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 9.7% (3rd lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Baltimore-Columbia-Towson