Special Report

America's Most Dangerous States

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40. Kentucky
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 259.1
> Number of violent crimes: 11,600 (19th lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 323 (21st highest)
> Poverty rate: 16.3% (4th highest)

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39. Utah
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 260.7
> Number of violent crimes: 8,471 (16th lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 102 (15th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 8.9% (2nd lowest)

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38. Minnesota
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 277.5
> Number of violent crimes: 15,698 (23rd lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 190 (23rd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 9.0% (3rd lowest)

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37. Mississippi
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 291.2
> Number of violent crimes: 8,638 (17th lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 315 (23rd highest)
> Poverty rate: 19.6% (the highest)

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36. Oregon
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 291.9
> Number of violent crimes: 12,380 (20th lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 125 (18th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 11.4% (23rd lowest)