Report on top 10 most dangerous states in America doesn’t include Illinois

USA Today released a list of the most dangerous states in America, and you may be surprised what did and didn’t make the cut.

These five states have the highest rate of violent crime per 100,000 residents.

1. Tennesse

2. Nevada

3. Alaska

4. New Mexico

5. South Carolina

Tennessee is No. 1, largely in part because of Memphis, which has the fifth highest crime rate in the country.

A list of all the states was not put out, but Illinois was not in the top ten.

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  • Jim

    I have been to all these states except Alaska. I love Memphis I visit Bill Street often never and a issue. Chicago is the worst city in America by far dirty politicians mishandling and stealing tax dollars. Another fact is over 25000 people every year go missing in Chicago alone not the entire state just Chicago. Other Facts Chicago is #1 Murders. Convicted pedophiles #5 #1 in corrupt politics so this list is B.S. Illinois is definitely in the top 5.

  • calvin

    hmmmmmI bet you made up the 25000 missing people…….all of these states would probably qualify as being the most heavily and longest armed as well…………I guess having more guns in the population doesn't reduce crime as the 2nd Amendment tumors would have you believe…..I'm shocked

    • MrCrabs

      "probably" means you don't know … you're just making it up. "Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." – Mark Twain

  • Lol

    This is like comparing apples to apples. I mean Tennessee can have a violent crime rate of 105.0 for every 100,000 residents while the state that came in 50th place can have a crime rate of 100.7 for every 100,000 residents, everywhere you go is dangerous. Also like MrCrabs said, as a whole Illinois isn't bad but Cook County is a concentration of violence, we didn't earn the nickname "Chiraq" for our hospitality.


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