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Most Dangerous States, 2007

The following table lists the 50 U.S. states, according to rank, from most to least dangerous. In 2006 and 2007, Nevada was the most dangerous state, while North Dakota was the least dangerous.

2007 rank State 2006 rank
1. Nevada 1.
2. New Mexico 3.
3. Arizona 4.
4. Maryland 5.
5. Tennessee 8.
6. South Carolina 6.
7. Alaska 9.
8. Florida 7.
9. California 10.
10. Louisiana 2.
11. Michigan 12.
12. Texas 11.
13. Arkansas 15.
14. Washington 16.
15. Oklahoma 14.
16. North Carolina 17.
17. Alabama 18.
18. Delaware 24.
19. Missouri 20.
20. Georgia 13.
21. Illinois 19.
22. Colorado 22.
23. Ohio 23.
24. Mississippi 21.
25. Indiana 28.
26. Pennsylvania 29.
27. Kansas 25.
28. Hawaii 26.
29. Oregon 27.
30. Massachusetts 30.
31. New York 31.
32. Minnesota 35.
33. New Jersey 32.
34. Kentucky 33.
35. Rhode Island 38.
36. Virginia 37.
37. Nebraska 34.
38. Utah 36.
39. Idaho 40.
40. Connecticut 39.
41. West Virginia 41.
42. Wisconsin 44.
43. Iowa 43.
44. Montana 42.
45. South Dakota 45.
46. Wyoming 46.
47. New Hampshire 47.
48. Maine 49.
49. Vermont 48.
50. North Dakota 50.
Methodology: To determine the most dangerous states, rates for six crime categories—murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft—are compared to the national average for a given crime category.
Source: Morgan Quitno Press. Web: www.morganquitno.com . See also Smartest States.

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

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