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America's Most Dangerous States, Based On Law Street's Analysis Of FBI Crime Statistics

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You may have heard about a recent uptick in violent crime, though the levels of crime are still far below the worst historical years.

Now, we know the most dangerous states.

Law Street took a look at the FBI's violent crime statistics for American cities with more than 25,000 people to come up with a ranking of the most violent states.

The rankings considered murder, rape aggravated assault and robbery numbers in each locale from 2012, the most recent year where data is available.

Below are the 10 most dangerous states. Go here for the complete list.

  • #10 Oklahoma 469.3 Violent Crimes Per 100,000 People
    Flickr: J. Stephen Conn
  • #9 Maryland 476.8 Violent Crimes Per 100,000 People
    Flickr: Ken Lund
  • #8 Florida 487.1 Violent Crimes Per 100,000 people
    Flickr: DonkeyHotey
  • #7 Louisiana 496.9 Violent Crimes Per 100,000 People
    Flickr: Ken Lund
  • #6 Delaware 547.4 Violent Crimes Per 100,000
    Flickr: MPD01605
  • #5 South Carolina 558.8 Violent Crimes Per 100,000 People
    Flickr: Paul Hamilton
  • #4 New Mexico 559.1 Violent Crimes Per 100,000 People
    Flickr: Pam Morris
  • #3 Alaska 603.2 Violent Crimes Per 100,000
    Flickr: Travis
  • #2 Nevada 607.6 Violent Crimes Per 100,000 People
    Flickr: Jimmy Emerson DVM
  • #1 Tennessee 643.6 Violent Crimes Per 100,000 People
    Flickr: Brent Moore