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Crime rate, by state U.S. 2019

In 2019, the state with the highest crime rate in the United States per 100,000 inhabitants was New Mexico. That year, the crime rate was 3,944.96 crimes per 100,000 people. In comparison, Maine had the lowest crime rate at 1,360.72 crimes per 100,000 people.

Crime rate

The crime rate in the United States has generally decreased over time. There are several factors attributed to the decrease in the crime rate across the United States. An increase in the number of police officers and an increase in income are some of the reasons for a decrease in the crime rate. Unfortunately, people of color have been disproportionately affected by crime rates, as they are more likely to be arrested for a crime versus a white person.

Crime rates regionally

Alaska had the highest rate of reported violent crimes in the United States in 2019 per 100,000 inhabitants. The most common crime clearance type in metropolitan counties in the United States in 2019 was murder and non-negligent manslaughter. The most dangerous city in the country in 2019 was Detroit. Detroit has faced severe levels of economic and demographic declines in the past years. Not only has the population decreased, the city has filed for bankruptcy. Despite the median household income increasing, the city still struggles financially.

Crime rate in the United States in 2019, by state

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Release date

September 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

Data include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft.
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