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The Most Dangerous US State Is ... Tennessee?

The Most Dangerous US State Is ... Tennessee?
Posted October 7th, 2013 @ 11:24am by Ruth Brown, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Judging by newspaper headlines, you might expect the most dangerous state in the country to be California or New York. But it's actually Tennessee that has the nation’s highest rate of violent crime. That's according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis of FBI statistics on violent crime last year—which includes murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. In 2012, Tennessee was first in the country for aggravated assault, made the top 10 for murders and robberies, and had 643.6 violent crimes for every 100,000 people. Coming in at No. 2 was Nevada, which is one of the worst states for robberies, car theft, and aggravated assault.

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