Most Dangerous States in America

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5. Louisiana
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 566
> Total 2016 murders: 554 (11th most)
> Imprisonment rate: 1019 adults per 100,000 (the highest)
> Poverty rate: 20.2% (2nd highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Monroe

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4. Tennessee
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 633
> Total 2016 murders: 486 (13th most)
> Imprisonment rate: 549 adults per 100,000 (18th highest)
> Poverty rate: 15.8% (11th highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Memphis

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3. Nevada
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 678
> Total 2016 murders: 224 (25th most)
> Imprisonment rate: 577 adults per 100,000 (15th highest)
> Poverty rate: 13.8% (23rd highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise

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2. New Mexico
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 703
> Total 2016 murders: 139 (22nd fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 440 adults per 100,000 (20th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 19.8% (3rd highest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Farmington

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1. Alaska
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 804
> Total 2016 murders: 52 (12th fewest)
> Imprisonment rate: 409 adults per 100,000 (16th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 9.9% (6th lowest)
> Most dangerous metro area: Anchorage