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Which states have the least violent crime?

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Which states have the least violent crime?

Parents often consider a variety of factors when deciding where to raise their families, including access to high-quality education, the cost of living, and safety. Finances play a role to the degree in which parents worry about their child’s safety; low-income individuals reportedly fear more violent crime.

A Pew Research Center survey of parents found: 22% of Americans with an annual income of $75,000 or more worry their child will get shot, 38% worry they will get beaten up or attacked, and 44% worry they will get kidnapped. Inevitably these are fears not just held by parents looking to provide a safe upbringing for their children, but for anyone who wishes to feel secure in their own neighborhood.

To learn where the safest places in the nation are, Stacker used data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in ranking the states with the least violent crime. The 50 states and the District of Columbia are ranked according to violent crimes per 100 people; the FBI defines violent crimes as “offenses of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.”

Read on to discover the safest states in the country and where your state stacks up against the nation.

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Cliff // Flickr

#51. District of Columbia

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.02
2016 violent crimes: 161
As a percent of all crime: 1.6%

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#50. Maine

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.06
2016 violent crimes: 774
As a percent of all crime: 1.8%

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#49. New Hampshire

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.07
2016 violent crimes: 874
As a percent of all crime: 1.8%

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#48. Ohio

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.07
2016 violent crimes: 6,683
As a percent of all crime: 3.1%

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#47. Kentucky

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.08
2016 violent crimes: 3,487
As a percent of all crime: 1.7%

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#46. Utah

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.08
2016 violent crimes: 2,252
As a percent of all crime: 2.2%

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#45. Rhode Island

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.08
2016 violent crimes: 896
As a percent of all crime: 3.3%

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Cliff // Flickr

#44. Virginia

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.09
2016 violent crimes: 7,410
As a percent of all crime: 2.7%

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#43. Vermont

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.09
2016 violent crimes: 314
As a percent of all crime: 3.9%

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10-42Adam // Flickr

#42. Wyoming

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.09
2016 violent crimes: 500
As a percent of all crime: 1.8%

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Jeremy // Wikimedia Commons

#41. Hawaii

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.09
2016 violent crimes: 1,341
As a percent of all crime: 3.2%

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#40. Idaho

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.10
2016 violent crimes: 1,279
As a percent of all crime: 2.7%

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PHD280 // Flickr

#39. North Dakota

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.10
2016 violent crimes: 743
As a percent of all crime: 2.1%

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#38. Oregon

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.10
2016 violent crimes: 3,715
As a percent of all crime: 2.8%

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Raymond Wambsgans // Flickr

#37. Minnesota

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.10
2016 violent crimes: 5,404
As a percent of all crime: 4.0%

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#36. Connecticut

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.11
2016 violent crimes: 3,741
As a percent of all crime: 3.7%

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#35. Montana

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.11
2016 violent crimes: 1,114
As a percent of all crime: 3.6%

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#34. Nebraska

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.11
2016 violent crimes: 1,912
As a percent of all crime: 2.8%

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#33. Kansas

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.11
2016 violent crimes: 1,948
As a percent of all crime: 3.6%

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#32. New Jersey

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.11
2016 violent crimes: 10,001
As a percent of all crime: 3.4%

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#31. Mississippi

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.11
2016 violent crimes: 1,588
As a percent of all crime: 2.1%

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#30. Texas

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.12
2016 violent crimes: 31,989
As a percent of all crime: 3.9%

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#29. Washington

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.12
2016 violent crimes: 7,778
As a percent of all crime: 4.5%

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#28. Oklahoma

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.12
2016 violent crimes: 4,653
As a percent of all crime: 4.1%

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André Gustavo Stumpf // Flickr

#27. New York

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.12
2016 violent crimes: 13,238
As a percent of all crime: 4.9%

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#26. Michigan

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.13
2016 violent crimes: 12,163
As a percent of all crime: 4.8%

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#25. Colorado

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.13
2016 violent crimes: 6,691
As a percent of all crime: 3.0%

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#24. Wisconsin

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.13
2016 violent crimes: 7,556
As a percent of all crime: 2.9%

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#23. Georgia

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.14
2016 violent crimes: 11,105
As a percent of all crime: 4.7%

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#22. Illinois

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.14
2016 violent crimes: 4,030
As a percent of all crime: 5.9%

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#21. South Carolina

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.14
2016 violent crimes: 6,929
As a percent of all crime: 4.4%

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#20. Massachusetts

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.15
2016 violent crimes: 9,656
As a percent of all crime: 8.1%

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#19. West Virginia

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.15
2016 violent crimes: 1,905
As a percent of all crime: 4.8%

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Raymond Wambsgans // Flickr

#18. Pennsylvania

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.16
2016 violent crimes: 18,416
As a percent of all crime: 5.2%

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#17. Alabama

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.16
2016 violent crimes: 6,187
As a percent of all crime: 4.0%

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#16. South Dakota

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.16
2016 violent crimes: 1,291
As a percent of all crime: 2.7%

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Raymond Wambsgans // Flickr

#15. Indiana

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.17
2016 violent crimes: 7,323
As a percent of all crime: 5.1%

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#14. Iowa

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.17
2016 violent crimes: 4,876
As a percent of all crime: 5.1%

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#13. Florida

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.17
2016 violent crimes: 35,807
As a percent of all crime: 4.9%

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#12. Arizona

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.17
2016 violent crimes: 11,145
As a percent of all crime: 4.2%

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#11. Arkansas

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.17
2016 violent crimes: 4,860
As a percent of all crime: 3.7%

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#10. Missouri

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.18
2016 violent crimes: 10,223
As a percent of all crime: 4.2%

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#9. North Carolina

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.19
2016 violent crimes: 11,607
As a percent of all crime: 5.0%

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#8. Maryland

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.19
2016 violent crimes: 9,737
As a percent of all crime: 5.3%

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#7. Delaware

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.23
2016 violent crimes: 2,224
As a percent of all crime: 6.6%

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#6. Tennessee

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.25
2016 violent crimes: 16,142
As a percent of all crime: 4.8%

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#5. New Mexico

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.27
2016 violent crimes: 4,007
As a percent of all crime: 5.2%

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#4. Louisiana

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.27
2016 violent crimes: 11,372
As a percent of all crime: 5.9%

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#3. California

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.27
2016 violent crimes: 106,828
As a percent of all crime: 9.5%

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#2. Nevada

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.28
2016 violent crimes: 8,351
As a percent of all crime: 6.6%

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#1. Alaska

Violent crimes per 100 people: 0.31
2016 violent crimes: 2,298
As a percent of all crime: 7.8%

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