10 U.S. States With The Lowest Murder Rates

Name the U.S. states that had the lowest murder rates in 2020.
Murder rate = murders per 100,000 residents
Change = change since 2011
Quiz by interopia
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Last updated: November 27, 2021
First submittedMay 20, 2017
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Murder Rate
Change
State
0.9
-31
New Hampshire
1.6
-20
Maine
2.2
+69
Vermont
2.2
-4
Idaho
2.3
-18
Massachusetts
Murder Rate
Change
State
2.9
+142
Hawaii
2.9
+38
Oregon
3.0
+131
Rhode Island
3.1
+63
Utah
3.1
-3
Wyoming
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Level 90
Oct 21, 2019
Interesting, the states fall into 3 geographical groupings, though I think the western grouping might have 2 separate reasons. The top spot increasing and remaining the lowest, though...
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Level 75
Oct 24, 2019
They are all concentrated in the North. I guess warmer climates make for hot-blooded brains.
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Level 83
Nov 14, 2019
or just it's hard to kill people when you are indoors all day because it's too damn cold to go outside.
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Level 69
Nov 14, 2019
Who would have thought that Massachusetts would be on the list with Boston as one of it's cities...
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Level 68
Nov 14, 2019
Boston has a murder rate of 8.35 per 100,000 people. While it's certainly not the lowest in America (for example, in New York it's only 3.39), it's still below the murder rates of many major American cities.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_crime_rate

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Level 86
Nov 14, 2019
In general this is a collection slow growth, higher income, rural, higher educated, homogeneous populations. All of them them don't fit into all of the categories but most fit into at least 3. As result you have an older population that doesn't run into a lot of strangers and if they do they are likely to be accommodating to each other and less likely to be under financial pressure to do something criminal or prevent them from making bad decisions.
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Level 62
Nov 14, 2019
It is very encouraging to see some pretty massive drops in percentages among many of the states here. That being said, I would not be surprised to see Minnesota to fall off the list next year with the rather large increase of the recent homicide rate in Minneapolis.
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Level 65
Nov 14, 2019
St. Paul is headed for a record year. : (
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Level ∞
Nov 27, 2021
Minneapolis now one of the most dangerous cities in the United States.
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Level 56
Nov 14, 2019
I was bad at this 😢
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Level 61
Nov 14, 2019
I -L O V E- this image for this quiz. It captures what it means to .not. murder so well.
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Level 59
Nov 14, 2019
How do people know this? I’m usually good at these kinds of quizzes but I just got bottom 6.8 percentile. There didn’t seem to be any sort of pattern, not dense or sparsely populated, not liberal or conservative, not East or West, not poor or rich. What am I missing?

Edit: im f***ing stupid I thought the quiz was asking for highest murder rates

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Level 76
Feb 27, 2020
Interesting to see absolutely no correlation to the state's gun control laws.
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Level 38
Apr 24, 2020
Yeah. Pretty much everybody in Oregon owns a gun, at it was on the list
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Level 67
Jul 22, 2020
well... Minnesota has aged badly
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Level 74
Mar 10, 2021
I somehow managed to get them all except for the #1 answer. That's certainly a first for me on these quizzes.
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Level 24
Jun 1, 2021
This quiz says top 10! But there is 11!
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Level 51
Jun 11, 2021
Hello

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