Dangerous States: Which Have Highest Crime Rates?

Rape, Robbery, Assault & Murder

In 2018, there were more than 1.2 million incidents of these crimes reported. The U.S. violent crime rate stands at 380 incidents per 100,000 people which is a decrease from the high in 1991 which was 750 incidences per 100,000. See which areas are most affected below.

Crime Hot Spots

Violent crime is most likely to be committed in urban areas. Crime appears to be tied to economic conditions. Areas with limited opportunities and a large percentage of residents struggling financially tend to have the highest crime rates. See the top cities below.

Most Dangerous Cities

Anchorage, Alaska: 885 Per 100,000 people

Gallup, New Mexico: 856 per 100,000

Memphis, Tennessee: 624 per 100,000

West Memphis, Arkansas: 545 per 100,000

North Las Vegas, Nevada: 540 per 100,000

Safest Cities

Augusta, Maine: 112 per 100,000

Rutland, Vermont: 172 per 100,000