Violent crimes across the nation has reduced by 15%, according to FBI’s recently released 2013 Uniform Crime Report. Some states in the United States of America are known to be safe. Murder is rare in these states.
Half of these 10 states reported less than two murders per 100,000 people during 2014! That is definitely a great achievement.
Here are the 10 safest states in the United States as of 2015, according to 24/7 Wall St.
Violent crimes per 100,000: 240.7
Total 2013 murders: 22 (tied-6th lowest)
Poverty rate: 16.5% (19th highest)
Percentage of adults with high school diploma: 92.7% (3rd highest)
The population of Montana is 1,015,165. The state recorded 22 murders in 2013. Poverty rate is 16.5 percent. Low crime rates in the state may be attributable to high levels of education. Around 92.7 percent of adults in Montana have high school diploma.
Violent crimes per 100,000: 223.2
Total 2013 murders: 114 (20th lowest)
Poverty rate: 11.2% (7th lowest)
Percentage of adults with high school diploma: 92.4% (4th highest)
This Midwestern state recorded 223.2 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. Strong economic environment may have contributed to low crime rate. At 11.2 percent, poverty rate is seventh lowest. The state recorded 114 murders in 2013.