SAFEST & MOST DANGEROUS STATES 2015
Law Street Media, LLC
Chelsey D. Goff
THE SAFEST AND MOST DANGEROUS STATES 2015
RANKED BY LAW STREET MEDIA
NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, November 24, 2014. Alaska is the most dangerous state in the country, followed by New Mexico and Nevada according to new rankings released today by Law Street Media. Vermont is the safest state in the nation, followed by Maine and Virginia. Law Street’s Safest and Most Dangerous States is the first comprehensive tabulation of the FBI’s most recent Uniform Crime Report. The rankings list the violent crime rates for all American cities with a population over 25,000.
View the complete rankings of America’s Safest and Most Dangerous States 2015.
Law Street’s state-by-state slideshow lists each state’s qualifying cities from highest to lowest rate of violent crime per 100,000 people, which is comprised of murder, rape, aggravated assault, and robbery.
Although the information is very important by itself, it is important to consider the context. There are several different factors that contribute to a city’s total number of violent crimes, including but not limited to economic conditions, population density, climate, and education levels, as well as a number of issues with the data collection uniformity of the crime report itself. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report remains the most comprehensive and accurate measure of violent crime in the United States.
For more information, including the Top 10 Most Dangerous and Safest Cities, check out Law Street’s full coverage of Crime in America 2015: Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities Over 200,000, Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities Under 200,000, and Top 10 Safest Cities Over 200,000.
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