Robbery rate in the U.S., by state 2018

The District of Columbia had the highest robbery rate in the United States in 2017, with 343.8 robberies per 100,000 inhabitants. The lowest robbery rate in the country was found in Vermont, with 11.2 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 2018, 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.

Robbery rate per 100,000 inhabitants in the United States in 2018, by state

Robbery rate per 100,000 inhabitants
District of Columbia 343.8
Maryland 160.8
California 137.3
New Mexico 135.1
Nevada 127.3
Alaska 121.5
Illinois 111.5
Tennessee 106.2
Texas 98.4
Louisiana 98
New York 93.1
Arizona 91
Delaware 89.5
Indiana 88.7
United States86.2
Missouri 84.8
Alabama 83.4
North Carolina 81.1
Florida 79.3
Georgia 78.7
Ohio 78.6
Pennsylvania 76.9
Washington 73.9
New Jersey 71.4
Oklahoma 70.8
South Carolina 69.9
Colorado 66.7
Hawaii 66.6
Connecticut 61.4
Oregon 60.8
Massachusetts 60
Wisconsin 60
Michigan 56.6
Kentucky 55
Mississippi 53.4
Kansas 53
Arkansas 52.9
Minnesota 52.5
Rhode Island 42.9
Virginia 42.3
Nebraska 39.2
Utah 39.1
West Virginia 31.7
South Dakota 29.7
Iowa 29.5
New Hampshire 26.5
Montana 25.3
North Dakota 20.8
Wyoming 17.3
Maine 17
Idaho 11.4
Vermont 11.2
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

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