Robbery rate in the U.S., by state 2017

Robbery rate per 100,000 inhabitants in the United States in 2017, by state

by Statista Research Department, last edited Jun 4, 2019
Robbery rate in the U.S., by state 2017 The District of Columbia had the highest robbery rate in the United States in 2017, with 378 robberies per 100,000 inhabitants. The lowest robbery rate in the country was found in Idaho, with 11.4 robbers per 100,000 inhabitants.
Crime in the District of Columbia

The violent crime rate in the District of Columbia was also the highest in the country in 2017, and there are a few reasons for this: Firstly, the population of the District of Columbia is quite low (causing a higher rate of crime), and secondly, issues such as the crack epidemic of the 1990s exacerbated the prevalence of crime in the District. As rising rents and gentrification force more people out of the District, crime is moving into neighboring Maryland and Virginia suburbs, as poorer residents seek more affordable living conditions.

Crime in the United States

Overall, violent crime in the United States and the District of Columbia today is far below the violent crime rate of the 1990s. While some may feel that crime is on the rise, due in part to media sensationalism, in fact the opposite is true, and the United States are becoming safer over time.
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Robbery rate per 100,000 inhabitants in the United States in 2017, by state

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Robbery rate per 100,000 inhabitants
District of Columbia 378
Maryland 185.1
New Mexico 178.3
Nevada 161.5
California 143.2
Illinois 137.2
Alaska 128.5
Tennessee 117.1
Louisiana 114.4
Texas 114
Delaware 112.5
Arizona 106
Missouri 103.9
New York 101.3
Ohio 99.5
Indiana 99
United States 98
Georgia 96.3
Pennsylvania 92.1
North Carolina 91
Florida 88.6
New Jersey 87.7
Alabama 86.5
Connecticut 78.4
South Carolina 77
Oklahoma 76.3
Hawaii 75.4
Wisconsin 75
Washington 72.8
Massachusetts 71
Mississippi 69.4
Colorado 68.4
Kentucky 66.4
Michigan 65.1
Minnesota 64.9
Arkansas 64.4
Kansas 61.3
Oregon 58.7
Virginia 51.1
Nebraska 50.4
Utah 47.3
Rhode Island 44.7
Iowa 39.8
New Hampshire 31.2
West Virginia 28.9
Montana 28.1
South Dakota 27.4
North Dakota 24.2
Maine 18.6
Vermont 14.8
Wyoming 13.1
Idaho 11.4
Robbery rate per 100,000 inhabitants
District of Columbia 378
Maryland 185.1
New Mexico 178.3
Nevada 161.5
California 143.2
Illinois 137.2
Alaska 128.5
Tennessee 117.1
Louisiana 114.4
Texas 114
Delaware 112.5
Arizona 106
Missouri 103.9
New York 101.3
Ohio 99.5
Indiana 99
United States 98
Georgia 96.3
Pennsylvania 92.1
North Carolina 91
Florida 88.6
New Jersey 87.7
Alabama 86.5
Connecticut 78.4
South Carolina 77
Oklahoma 76.3
Hawaii 75.4
Wisconsin 75
Washington 72.8
Massachusetts 71
Mississippi 69.4
Colorado 68.4
Kentucky 66.4
Michigan 65.1
Minnesota 64.9
Arkansas 64.4
Kansas 61.3
Oregon 58.7
Virginia 51.1
Nebraska 50.4
Utah 47.3
Rhode Island 44.7
Iowa 39.8
New Hampshire 31.2
West Virginia 28.9
Montana 28.1
South Dakota 27.4
North Dakota 24.2
Maine 18.6
Vermont 14.8
Wyoming 13.1
Idaho 11.4
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Jun 4, 2019
The District of Columbia had the highest robbery rate in the United States in 2017, with 378 robberies per 100,000 inhabitants. The lowest robbery rate in the country was found in Idaho, with 11.4 robbers per 100,000 inhabitants.
Crime in the District of Columbia

The violent crime rate in the District of Columbia was also the highest in the country in 2017, and there are a few reasons for this: Firstly, the population of the District of Columbia is quite low (causing a higher rate of crime), and secondly, issues such as the crack epidemic of the 1990s exacerbated the prevalence of crime in the District. As rising rents and gentrification force more people out of the District, crime is moving into neighboring Maryland and Virginia suburbs, as poorer residents seek more affordable living conditions.

Crime in the United States

Overall, violent crime in the United States and the District of Columbia today is far below the violent crime rate of the 1990s. While some may feel that crime is on the rise, due in part to media sensationalism, in fact the opposite is true, and the United States are becoming safer over time.
Show more
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