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10 U.S. States With The Lowest Murder Rates

Name the U.S. states that had the lowest murder rates in 2018.
Murder rate = murders per 100,000 residents
Change = change since 1996
Quiz by interopia
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Last updated: October 16, 2019
First submittedMay 20, 2017
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Murder Rate
Change
State
1.4
+17%
South Dakota
1.5
-12%
New Hampshire
1.5
-40%
Rhode Island
1.6
-16%
Vermont
1.7
-10%
Iowa
1.8
-10%
Maine
1.9
-47%
Minnesota
1.9
-41%
Utah
2.0
-44%
Idaho
2.0
-23%
Massachusetts
2.0
-50%
Oregon
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level 84
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 69
Oct 24, 2019
They are all concentrated in the North. I guess warmer climates make for hot-blooded brains.
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level 66
Nov 14, 2019
Yeah, except Alaska has a pretty high murder rate.
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level 77
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 66
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 56
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 79
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 58
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 55
Nov 14, 2019
St. Paul is headed for a record year. : (
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level 38
Nov 14, 2019
I was bad at this 😢
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level 60
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 60
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 52
Nov 17, 2019
Surprised to see South Dakota but not North Dakota.
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level 46
Nov 18, 2019
North Dakota probably would be on the list if it weren't for all of those killings that happen in Fargo :D