Which State Has the Highest Crime Rate?


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According to the research organization 24/7 Wall St., Alaska has the highest crime rate among all the states in the United States. In a study released in January 2015, Alaska's violent crime rate reached 602.6 per 100,000 residents.

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Alaska is named as the most dangerous state in the United States in 2013 despite its low poverty rate and nation-leading median income. The incidents of rape and manslaughter also rose about 10 percent from 2012 to 2013, despite the dwindling number of cases across the country during the same years. A 2013 survey revealed that the frequency of sexual assault in Alaska is four times more frequent than to all other states.

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