Alaska deemed most dangerous state in US in new report
Based on 2016 stats, Alaska has been named the most dangerous state in the country.
24/7 Wall Street released its annual report on the "Most Dangerous States in America" on Friday.
By examining the FBI's 2016 Uniform Crime Report, which was released this week, the report found that Alaska is the most dangerous state in America, and concluded that Anchorage is the state's most dangerous city.
The report states that in 2016, there were 804 violent crimes per 100,000 Alaskan citizens, 52 murders and 409 adults per 100,000 residents were imprisoned.
Louisiana, Tennessee, Nevada and New Mexico rounded out the top five.
Nationwide, of the 10 most violent states, nine are either in the South or the West, while New England states made up half of the country's 10 safest states.
Overall, the violent crime rate rose in 38 states from 2015 to 2016. In 2016, the national rate was 397 violent crimes per 100,000 citizens, shy of the national violent crime rate at its peak in 1991, which was 758 violent crimes for every 100,000.
In the study, violent crimes are defined as murder, nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.
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