Special Report

America's Most Dangerous States

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20. Colorado
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 423.1
> Number of violent crimes: 24,570 (16th highest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 294 (24th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 9.3% (7th lowest)

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19. Kansas
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 425.0
> Number of violent crimes: 12,385 (21st lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 100 (14th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 11.4% (24th lowest)

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18. Illinois
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 425.9
> Number of violent crimes: 53,612 (5th highest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 1,151 (4th highest)
> Poverty rate: 11.5% (25th lowest)

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17. Delaware
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 431.9
> Number of violent crimes: 4,262 (8th lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 73 (13th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 11.3% (22nd lowest)

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16. California
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 442.0
> Number of violent crimes: 174,026 (the highest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 2,203 (the highest)
> Poverty rate: 11.8% (25th highest)