Special Report

America's Most Dangerous States

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35. Washington
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 293.7
> Number of violent crimes: 22,596 (19th highest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 301 (25th highest)
> Poverty rate: 9.8% (9th lowest)

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34. Iowa
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 303.5
> Number of violent crimes: 9,601 (18th lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 111 (16th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 11.2% (20th lowest)

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33. Ohio
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 308.8
> Number of violent crimes: 36,104 (11th highest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 820 (8th highest)
> Poverty rate: 13.1% (15th highest)

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32. Massachusetts
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 308.8
> Number of violent crimes: 21,288 (21st highest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 160 (20th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 9.4% (8th lowest)

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31. Wisconsin
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 323.4
> Number of violent crimes: 18,861 (23rd highest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 308 (24th highest)
> Poverty rate: 10.4% (16th lowest)