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Top 10 Most Dangerous States in America 2015

America is one of the super-powers in the world to date. This country has hundreds of cities famous for their tourist attractions, educational facilities, and advancements in science and technology. At the same time, many of America’s states and cities are considered to be dangerous and unsafe to live in. There is high crime rate in those lands and tourists shouldn’t consider staying for long. Check this list of top 10 most dangerous states in America 2015.

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10. Tennessee

> Violent crimes per 100,000: 579.7

> Population: 6,495,978

> Total 2013 murders: 328 (18th highest)

> Poverty rate: 17.8% (12th highest)

Tennessee is the state with huge crime rate. The violent activities here are very common. The increased rate of poverty and unemployment is said to have given rise to crimes, terrorism, and theft like problems in the cities such as Memphis.

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9. Arkansas

> Violent crimes per 100,000: 445.7

> Population: 2,959,373

> Total 2013 murders: 159 (23rd lowest)

> Poverty rate: 19.7% (4th highest)

According to an estimate, there are over 300 street crime reports recorded on a daily basis in Arkansas. The murder rate in this land has tremendously increased for several years. The unexplained poor socioeconomic conditions are the main reason behind it.

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8. Maryland

> Violent crimes per 100,000: 467.8

> Population: 5,928,814

> Total 2013 murders: 381 (13th highest)

> Poverty rate: 10.1% (3rd lowest)

Maryland is another dangerous place of USA. About half of it population is poor, and there is a high crime, murder, kidnapping, and rape rate recorded over the years. Nevertheless, nearly 468 violent crimes are reported per 100,000 residents annually.

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7. Delaware

> Violent crimes per 100,000: 479.1

> Population: 925,749

> Total 2013 murders: 39 (12th lowest)

> Poverty rate: 12.4% (13th lowest)

The incidences of violent crimes and mass killing in Delaware have increased during a couple of years. Despite the fact that the government has controlled the situation to much extent, there are still continuous reports of kidnapping, murder of tourists, and road accidents.

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6. South Carolina

> Violent crimes per 100,000: 494.8

> Population: 4,774,839

> Total 2013 murders: 297 (20th highest)

> Poverty rate: 18.6% (tied-8th highest)

South Carolina, with nearly 500 violent crimes per 100,000 residents is prominent in our list. During 2013-2014, both rape and robbery increased about 12%. Violent crime rate has been high in most of the parts of South Carolina. The socioeconomic conditions have been improved to much extent.

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5. Louisiana

> Violent crimes per 100,000: 510.4

> Population: 4,625,470

> Total 2013 murders: 498 (9th highest)

> Poverty rate: 19.8% (3rd highest)

More than 17% of Louisiana residents receive poor food and there is too much unemployment in different parts of this state. The crime rate has increased throughout since 2012. Criminal activities have become a part of state’s life.

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4. New Mexico

> Violent crimes per 100,000: 596.7

> Population: 2,085,287

> Total 2013 murders: 125 (21st lowest)

> Poverty rate: 21.9% (2nd highest)

New Mexico’s violent crime rate has increased about 12% between 2012 and 2013. The state has continuously seen a lot of problems, unemployment, poverty, road accidents, mass killing, kidnapping, and thefts being prominent of them.

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3. Tennessee

> Violent crimes per 100,000: 579.7

> Population: 6,495,978

> Total 2013 murders: 328 (18th highest)

> Poverty rate: 17.8% (12th highest)
The aggravated assault rate in Tennessee has increased about 8% during 2012-2013. The aggravated assault incidents account for over 75% of all violent crimes in Tennessee. Crime is particularly high in Memphis.

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2. Nevada

> Violent crimes per 100,000: 591.2

> Population: 2,790,136

> Total 2013 murders: 163 (25th highest)

> Poverty rate: 15.8% (24th highest)

Nevada’s crime rate has tremendously increased for over five years. Between 2012 and 2013, the rate of kidnapping and killing has been increased. At the same time, rape rose 15% during 2014. There is a strong need to properly check the situation before it’s too late.

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1. Alaska

> Violent crimes per 100,000: 602.6

> Population: 735,132

> Total 2013 murders: 34 (11th lowest)

> Poverty rate: 9.3% (2nd lowest)

Alaska is currently the most dangerous land of USA. Extremely high incidents of murder and non-negligent manslaughter have been reported during 2012. Sexual assault has been a common problem in Alaska. High violent crime rate here seems incongruous with the state’s socioeconomic environment.

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  1. Why did Tennessee appear twice