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  • Number of murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults per 100,000 population.

Violent Crime

United States Violent Crime (1990-2015) see more
  • Number of murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults per 100,000 population.
Ranking Value State
1 121.1 Vermont
2 129.3 Maine
3 196.2 Virginia
4 205.1 Wyoming
5 209.8 Kentucky
6 215.3 New Hampshire
7 217.0 Idaho
8 224.0 Utah
9 234.4 Minnesota
10 251.6 Hawaii
11 252.9 Montana
12 254.0 Oregon
13 257.2 Rhode Island
14 262.1 Nebraska
15 262.5 Connecticut
16 270.1 North Dakota
17 271.4 Iowa
18 274.6 Mississippi
19 277.9 Wisconsin
20 286.2 Ohio
21 288.5 New Jersey
22 289.1 Washington
23 300.3 West Virginia
24 308.0 Colorado
25 316.5 South Dakota
26 335.4 Pennsylvania
27 339.9 Kansas
28 342.2 North Carolina
29 357.4 Indiana
30 365.7 Georgia
31 380.2 Illinois
32 393.7 New York
33 402.1 California
34 408.3 Texas
35 413.4 Massachusetts
36 416.5 Arizona
37 430.8 Alabama
38 433.4 Missouri
39 441.2 Oklahoma
40 449.9 Michigan
41 460.3 Arkansas
42 470.4 Florida
43 473.8 Maryland
44 491.4 Delaware
45 508.5 South Carolina
46 518.5 Louisiana
47 590.6 Tennessee
48 603.0 Nevada
49 613.0 New Mexico
50 640.4 Alaska

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Overview

Violent Crime is the annual number of murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults per 100,000 population. The 2015 ranks are based on final 2013 Federal Bureau of Investigation data. 

The violent crime rate varies from less than 200 offenses per 100,000 population in Maine, Vermont, and Virginia to more than 600 offenses per 100,000 population in Alaska, Nevada, and New Mexico. The national average is 368 offenses per 100,000 population, down from 387 offenses per 100,000 population last year. 

Public Health Impact

The violent crime rate measures the effect that criminal behavior has on population health, as violent crimes may cause injuries, disability, death, and long-term stress in families and neighborhoods. Beyond creating neighborhood stress, violent crime interferes with healthy lifestyles by discouraging physical activity.[1]-[2] Exposure to violence in childhood is associated with increased risk of chronic diseases in adulthood such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

In 2013 there were more than 1.1 million acts of violent crime [3]—an increase of 4.4% from 2012—and more than 14,000 homicides in the US.3 In 2010—for the first time since 1965—homicide was not among the 15 leading causes of death for all ages; however, it remains the third-leading cause of death among 15 to 34 year olds.[4] In 2007 violent crime’s estimated economic burden was $65 billion in lost productivity and $6 billion in direct medical costs.[5]

Violence prevention has been a priority among health officials for decades,[6],[7],[8] and numerous intervention strategies have been evaluated and shown to be effective.[9] The violent crime rate is dependent upon many factors unique to individual communities. Therefore, addressing violent crime may require a thorough investigation of its root causes.[10]

Healthy People 2020 has several goals related to violent crime including reducing homicides to 5.5 per 100,000 population and reducing physical assaults to 19.2 per 1,000 population.



[1] Curry A. Pathways to depression: the impact of neighborhood violent crime on inner-city residents in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Social Science Medicine. 2008;67(1):23.

[2] Gomez JE. Violent crime and outdoor physical activity among inner-city youth. Prev Med. 2004;39(5):876.

[3] US Department of Justice. Crime in the United States, 2013. Released Fall 2014.

[4] National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 10 leading cause of death, United States. http://webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/leadcaus10_us.html. Accessed July 9,2015.

[5] Corso PS. Medical costs and productivity losses due to interpersonal and self-directed violence in the United States. Am J Prev Med. 2007;32(6):474.

[6] Satcher D. Violence as a public health issue. Bull N Y Acad Med. 1995;72(1):46-56.

[7] Winett LB. Constructing violence as a public health problem. Public Health Rep. 1998;113(6):498-507.

[8] Valenti M, Ormhaug CM, Mtonga RE, Loretz J. Armed violence: a health problem, a public health approach. J Public Health Policy. 2007;28(4):389-400.

[9] Sherman LW, National Institute of Justice (US). Preventing crime what works, what doesn't, what's promising: a report to the United States Congress. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs; 1998.

[10] Hemenway D, Miller M. Public health approach to the prevention of gun violence. N Engl J Med. 2013;368(21):2033-2035.