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Old 02-24-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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Default US States ranked by murder rate per 100,000 residents

United States Crime Rates 1960 - 2007
U. S. Crime Statistics Total and by State 1960 - 2007

1. District of Columbia 30.8
2. Louisiana 14.2
3. Maryland 9.8
4. Alabama 8.9
5. New Mexico 8.2
6. South Carolina 8.0
7. Georgia 7.5
7. Nevada 7.5
9. Arizona 7.4
10. Mississippi 7.1
11. Michigan 6.7
11. Arkansas 6.7
13. Florida 6.6
14. North Carolina 6.5
14. Missouri 6.5
16. Tennessee 6.4
16. Alaska 6.4
18. California 6.2
19. Oklahoma 6.1
20. Texas 5.9
20. Illinois 5.9
22. Pennsylvania 5.8
23. Indiana 5.6 **US National Rate**
24. Virginia 5.3
25. Kentucky 4.8
26. Ohio 4.5
27. New Jersey 4.4
28. New York 4.2
29. Delaware 4.3
30. Kansas 3.9
31. Nebraska 3.8
32. West Virginia 3.5
33. Idaho 3.3
33. Wisconsin 3.3
35. Colorado 3.1
35. Wyoming 3.1
37. Connecticut 3.0
38. Massachusetts 2.9
39. Washington 2.7
40. Minnesota 2.2
40. Utah 2.2
42. South Dakota 2.1
43. North Dakota 1.9
44. Vermont 1.9
44. Oregon 1.9
46. Rhode Island 1.8
47. Hawaii 1.7
48. Maine 1.6
49. Montana 1.5
50. Iowa 1.2
51. New Hampshire 1.1

 
Old 02-24-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Southern NH
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Wow, NH (my home state) is the lowest in the nation. It is interesting that MA is so close, yet is over twice the rate of NH....
If I read this right, one is 25 times more likely to be murdered in DC than in NH. That is an amazing difference...
According to this data (List of countries by intentional homicide rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), the UK is 2.03 per 100,000. NH is as safe as the UK. Japan is 1.1.
 
Old 02-24-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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Wow, NH (my home state) is the lowest in the nation. It is interesting that MA is so close, yet is over twice the rate of NH....
If I read this right, one is 25 times more likely to be murdered in DC than in NH. That is an amazing difference...
According to this data (List of countries by intentional homicide rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), the UK is 2.03 per 100,000. NH is as safe as the UK. Japan is 1.1.
actually, it is the same as Japan and that's only in terms of murder rate. That doesn't count drunk drivers that kill people and that total number is usually about the same as those that die from homicides. That's not including reckless driving incidents and those that just get injured as well.
 
Old 02-24-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Louisiana the worst?!?!?!


not surprised
 
Old 02-24-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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Not surprised to see Iowa low on the list. I grew up in an area of 100,000 there, and if there was EVER a murder the whole town just went insane.

A few years ago I saw where the Des Moines metro only had 5 murders for 550,000 people. I think a couple years ago the total was 38 homicides for around 3 million people.


It almost seems like the rate goes up going from north to south
 
Old 02-24-2009, 08:26 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Wow, NH (my home state) is the lowest in the nation. It is interesting that MA is so close, yet is over twice the rate of NH....
If I read this right, one is 25 times more likely to be murdered in DC than in NH. That is an amazing difference...
Yes it is. But you must also remember its a city. A single City
 
Old 02-24-2009, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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I've heard that North Dakota has gone 2-3 years at a time without a homicide. Probably the same for some of the others at the bottom of that list.
Around these parts, we have our first 2-3 homicides of the year before New Years Day is over.
 
Old 02-25-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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Huh, my home state of NH was the lowest and my current state of GA is 7th highest!
 
Old 02-25-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Louisiana the worst?!?!?!


not surprised
And why is that? Because of the way the national media portrays New Orleans?

Not that I am saying we are undeserving of the title. Louisiana's ghettos have a big problem with drugs and gun violence. I just don't understand how Newarkbomb is so completely familiar and informed when it comes to Louisiana crime that he feels he could've guessed it. But whatev.
 
Old 02-25-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I've heard that North Dakota has gone 2-3 years at a time without a homicide. Probably the same for some of the others at the bottom of that list.
Around these parts, we have our first 2-3 homicides of the year before New Years Day is over.
The biggest killer up there is probably Old Man Winter!
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