What are the most dangerous US cities? Quantifying this crime statistic comes down to a simple calculation of comparing the number of reported crimes to the total population of each state. The most recent US crime statistics indicate the following states prove to be the most dangerous:
- Alaska (surprised us!): According to recent US crime stats, the crime rate in Alaska is 635.8 crimes per 100,000 people (.6%)
- Nevada: Nevada is a very close second with 635.6 crimes per 100,000 people (.6%)
- Tennessee: TN had a crime rate of 608.4 crimes per 100,000 people (.6%)
- New Mexico: New Mexico showed a crime rate of 597.4 crimes per 100,000 people (.5%)
- Florida: The sunshine state had a crime rate of 540.5 crimes per 100,000 people (.5%)
What leads to high crime rates in US States?
Different factors lead to different types of crime in the USA.
- Violent Crime: According to Crime In America, the top 3 factors contributing to violent crimes include gang violence, youth violence and poor economic conditions.
- Thefts and burglaries: Drug usage rates, unemployment and population density
What can be done to combat high crime rates in your area?
For the Average Joe and Jane, protecting your family and property is a primary concern. Implementing a basic home security system is the single most effective thing which can be done to accomplish this. Security alarms are effective at alerting authorities of break-in, sounding an audible alarm so that neighbors will hear and capturing video/photos of the intruder for law enforcement.