Special Report

America's Most Dangerous States

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10. Michigan
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 478.0
> Number of violent crimes: 47,641 (7th highest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 754 (10th highest)
> Poverty rate: 13.0% (17th highest)

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9. Arizona
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 484.8
> Number of violent crimes: 35,980 (12th highest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 513 (17th highest)
> Poverty rate: 13.5% (13th highest)

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8. South Dakota
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 501.4
> Number of violent crimes: 4,476 (10th lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 40 (7th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 11.9% (23rd highest)

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7. South Carolina
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 530.7
> Number of violent crimes: 27,691 (15th highest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 549 (15th highest)
> Poverty rate: 13.8% (10th highest)

6. Missouri
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 542.7
> Number of violent crimes: 33,385 (13th highest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 723 (12th highest)
> Poverty rate: 12.9% (18th highest)