Special Report

America's Most Dangerous States

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50. Maine
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 108.6
> Number of violent crimes: 1,466 (3rd lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 22 (4th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 10.9% (19th lowest)

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49. New Hampshire
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 146.4
> Number of violent crimes: 2,000 (4th lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 12 (the lowest)
> Poverty rate: 7.3% (the lowest)

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48. Vermont
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 173.4
> Number of violent crimes: 1,081 (the lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 14 (2nd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 10.2% (15th lowest)

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47. Connecticut
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 181.6
> Number of violent crimes: 6,459 (14th lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 140 (19th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 10.0% (12th lowest)

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46. New Jersey
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 195.4
> Number of violent crimes: 17,353 (25th lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 329 (20th highest)
> Poverty rate: 9.2% (5th lowest)