Special Report

America's Most Dangerous States

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5. Louisiana
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 639.4
> Number of violent crimes: 29,704 (14th highest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 734 (11th highest)
> Poverty rate: 19.0% (2nd highest)

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4. Arkansas
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 671.9
> Number of violent crimes: 20,363 (22nd highest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 321 (22nd highest)
> Poverty rate: 16.2% (5th highest)

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3. Tennessee
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 672.7
> Number of violent crimes: 46,328 (8th highest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 663 (13th highest)
> Poverty rate: 13.9% (9th highest)

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2. New Mexico
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 778.3
> Number of violent crimes: 16,393 (24th lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 164 (21st lowest)
> Poverty rate: 18.2% (3rd highest)

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1. Alaska
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 837.8
> Number of violent crimes: 6,126 (12th lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 49 (10th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 10.1% (13th lowest)