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Safest and Most Dangerous States, 2010

The following table lists the least to most dangerous states in the U.S., according to rank in 2010. Nevada was the most dangerous state from 2006 to 2010. 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.

RankState
1.New Hampshire
2.Vermont
3.North Dakota
4.Maine
5.Idaho
6.Wyoming
7.Montana
8.Wisconsin
9.South Dakota
10.Iowa
12.Utah
13.Virginia
14.Minnesota
15.New York
16.Connecticut
17.Oregon
18.Rhode Island
19.New Jersey
20.Nebraska
21.Massachusetts
22.Kentucky
23.Hawaii
24.Colorado
25.Pennsylvania
26.Indiana
27.Kansas
28.Mississippi
29.Washington
30.Ohio
31.Illinois
32.Missouri
33.North Carolina
34.Michigan
35.Texas
36.California
37.Alaska
38.Oklahoma
39.Georgia
40.Alabama
41.Arkansas
42.Arizona
43.Maryland
44.Delaware
45.Florida
46.Tennessee
47.South Carolina
48.Louisiana
49.New Mexico
50.Nevada

Source: Crime State Rankings 2010. See also Smartest States.