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Old 10-31-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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What a perfect post for Halloween .

Anyways the latest U.S. FBI Crime Report FBI — Crime in the U.S. 2011 came out a few days ago and here are the worst (and the best) states for murder and there rates.

THE WORST
1. Puerto Rico 30.6
2. District Of Columbia 17.5
3. Louisiana 11.1
4. Mississippi 8.0
5. New Mexico 7.5
6. Maryland 6.8
6. South Carolina 6.8
8. Alabama 6.3
9. Arizona 6.2
9. Michigan 6.2

THE BEST
1. Hawaii 1.2
2. New Hampshire 1.3
2. Rhode Island 1.3
2. Vermont 1.3
5. Minnesota 1.4
6. Iowa 1.5
7. Utah 1.9
8. Maine 2.0
9. Oregon 2.1
10. Idaho 2.3

The U.S. murder rate was 4.7.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:21 PM
 
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Per Capita, the worst are the one's you've pretty much listed. In terms of Raw numbers, the worst are the largest states in population: CA, TX, FL, NY, IL in that order.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:26 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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Per Capita, the worst are the one's you've pretty much listed. In terms of Raw numbers, the worst are the largest states in population: CA, TX, FL, NY, IL in that order.
Not surprising....aren't those the most populous states? As well as the states that contain the four largest cities? Then it would follow that the highest raw numbers would be for those states.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:38 PM
 
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I always heard Arizona was high-crime collectively as far as small towns and big cities go.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:25 PM
 
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Not surprising....aren't those the most populous states? As well as the states that contain the four largest cities? Then it would follow that the highest raw numbers would be for those states.
They are, in that order. I'm curious if, in terms of raw numbers, PA would be 6th on this list, since Pennsylvania is very close to Illinois in population.

What is surprising is, there are so many southern states with high per-capita crime. What happened to the good ol boys?
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:07 AM
 
Location: South St Louis
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They are, in that order. I'm curious if, in terms of raw numbers, PA would be 6th on this list, since Pennsylvania is very close to Illinois in population.

What is surprising is, there are so many southern states with high per-capita crime. What happened to the good ol boys?
Significant portions of the South are living at or below the poverty level. That alone is often a root cause for crime and violence.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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Significant portions of the South are living at or below the poverty level. That alone is often a root cause for crime and violence.
Well that's a theory..... except for the fact that Puerto Rico (#1), the District of Columbia (#2), Maryland (#6), New Mexico (#5), Arizona (#9) and Michigan (#9) aren't located in the "South".
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:28 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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I was going to guess Louisiana as number 1. Which technically it is as far as states go. Not surprised really at all by the top (worst) 10, although probably Michigan is one that I wouldn't have guessed to be in the mix.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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I was going to guess Louisiana as number 1. Which technically it is as far as states go. Not surprised really at all by the top (worst) 10, although probably Michigan is one that I wouldn't have guessed to be in the mix.


Michigan is only on the list because of Detroit. The rest of Michigan is not like that at all. Detroit is the worst of the worst, and it sure drags down this state.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Seems legit.
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