Special Report

America's Most Dangerous States

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45. Virginia
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 208.7
> Number of violent crimes: 17,925 (25th highest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 524 (16th highest)
> Poverty rate: 9.9% (11th lowest)

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44. Rhode Island
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 230.8
> Number of violent crimes: 2,440 (5th lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 32 (5th lowest — tied)
> Poverty rate: 10.8% (18th lowest)

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43. Wyoming
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 234.2
> Number of violent crimes: 1,364 (2nd lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 18 (3rd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 10.1% (14th lowest)

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42. Idaho
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 242.6
> Number of violent crimes: 4,432 (9th lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 41 (8th lowest — tied)
> Poverty rate: 11.2% (21st lowest)

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41. Hawaii
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 254.2
> Number of violent crimes: 3,576 (7th lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 41 (8th lowest — tied)
> Poverty rate: 9.3% (6th lowest)