Special Report

America's Most Dangerous States

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15. Texas
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 446.5
> Number of violent crimes: 131,084 (2nd highest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 1,931 (2nd highest)
> Poverty rate: 13.6% (11th highest)

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14. Alabama
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 453.6
> Number of violent crimes: 22,322 (20th highest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 471 (19th highest)
> Poverty rate: 15.5% (7th highest)

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13. Oklahoma
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 458.6
> Number of violent crimes: 18,255 (24th highest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 296 (25th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 15.2% (8th highest)

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12. Nevada
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 460.3
> Number of violent crimes: 14,445 (22nd lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 180 (22nd lowest)
> Poverty rate: 12.5% (21st highest)

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11. Montana
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 469.8
> Number of violent crimes: 5,077 (11th lowest)
> Murders reported in 2020: 54 (11th lowest)
> Poverty rate: 12.6% (20th highest)