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When Americans talk about threats of violence, they often point to places beyond their borders. Attacks in countries like Iran and Syria are widely debated in the media as well as the ongoing political debates. Though these threats are valid in their own right, many forget that large amounts of violence and crime also exist on American soil.

Using the 2014 FBI Uniform Crime Report (the latest data), FindTheHome crunched the numbers and identified the 30 states with the highest violent crime rates. Violent crime is defined as offenses that include force or threat of force. The violent crime rate reported by the FBI is the total number of crimes reported to law enforcement agencies within a state per 100,000 people. Population estimates come from the 2014 American Community Survey.

Note from FindTheHome: The data published here is meant solely to illustrate the relative rates of crime, and not to make assertions about the effectiveness of law enforcement. There are many factors that affect the rate and nature of crime — such as the degree of urbanization, composition of age groups, economic climate and modes of transportation within an area — which are not considered here.

#30. Nebraska

Violent crimes per 100K people: 251.8

Number of violent crimes: 4,673
Population: 1,855,617

#29. Iowa

Violent crimes per 100K people: 260.1

Number of violent crimes: 8,007
Population: 3,078,116

#28. Montana

Violent crimes per 100K people: 264.3

Number of violent crimes: 2,660
Population: 1,006,370

#27. Pennsylvania

Violent crimes per 100K people:279.3

Number of violent crimes: 35,639
Population: 12,758,729

#26. Wisconsin

Violent crimes per 100K people:280.6

Number of violent crimes: 16,064
Population: 5,724,692

#25. Arizona

Violent crimes per 100K people:280.7

Number of violent crimes: 18,418
Population: 6,561,516

#24. Washington

Violent crimes per 100K people:283.1

Number of violent crimes: 19,534
Population: 6,899,123

#23. North Carolina

Violent crimes per 100K people:298.6

Number of violent crimes: 29,115
Population: 9,750,405

#22. Colorado

Violent crimes per 100K people:312.2

Number of violent crimes: 16,229
Population: 5,197,580

#21. Maryland

Violent crimes per 100K people: 328

Number of violent crimes: 19,313
Population: 5,887,776

#20. Indiana

Violent crimes per 100K people: 328.3

Number of violent crimes: 21,477
Population: 6,542,411

#19. Georgia

Violent crimes per 100K people:328.4

Number of violent crimes: 32,542
Population: 9,907,756

#18. Delaware

Violent crimes per 100K people:329.3

Number of violent crimes: 3,020
Population: 917,060

#17. Illinois

Violent crimes per 100K people: 350

Number of violent crimes: 45,037
Population: 12,868,747

#16. Massachusetts

Violent crimes per 100K people: 366.7

Number of violent crimes: 24,409
Population: 6,657,291

#15. Alabama

Violent crimes per 100K people: 366.8

Number of violent crimes: 17,672
Population: 4,817,678

#14. New York

Violent crimes per 100K people: 369.4

Number of violent crimes: 72,383
Population: 19,594,330

Since NYPD reports crimes for all of New York City, the rate for each of New York City’s five counties is the rate for the entire city.

#13. Michigan

Violent crimes per 100K people: 388.8

Number of violent crimes: 38,449
Population: 9,889,024

#12. California

Violent crimes per 100K people:390.5

Number of violent crimes: 148,653
Population: 38,066,920

#11. Texas

Violent crimes per 100K people: 394

Number of violent crimes: 102,803
Population: 26,092,033

#10. Oklahoma

Violent crimes per 100K people: 403.4

Number of violent crimes: 15,406
Population: 3,818,851

#9. South Carolina

Violent crimes per 100K people: 415.4

Number of violent crimes: 19,638
Population: 4,727,273

#8. Louisiana

Violent crimes per 100K people:433.4

Number of violent crimes: 19,939
Population: 4,601,049

#7. Missouri

Violent crimes per 100K people: 440.6

Number of violent crimes: 26,559
Population: 6,028,076

Although St. Louis City is the most violent county in the U.S., Missouri comes in at number seven.

#6. Arkansas

Violent crimes per 100K people:442.6

Number of violent crimes: 13,043
Population: 2,947,036

#5. Florida

Violent crimes per 100K people:466.7

Number of violent crimes: 90,355
Population: 19,361,792

#4. Alaska

Violent crimes per 100K people:496.4

Number of violent crimes: 3,615
Population: 728,300

#3. New Mexico

Violent crimes per 100K people:552.7

Number of violent crimes: 11,496
Population: 2,080,085

#2. Tennessee

Violent crimes per 100K people:607.4

Number of violent crimes: 39,185
Population: 6,451,365

#1. Nevada

Violent crimes per 100K people:641.2

Number of violent crimes: 17,706
Population: 2,761,584