Crime Rate by State

Crime rates have been recorded in the United States since the nation’s founding. Crime rates within the U.S. have varied overtime. The quantity of overall crime however is far below the peak of crime seen in the U.S. during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

 The crime rate is typically expressed as a number per 100,000 individuals per year. The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) include five types of criminal offenses in their “violent crime statistics”: aggravated assault, murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape, and robbery. 

In 2019, the FBI found an overall decrease in violent crime by 3.1% compared to the previous year. Crimes against property (including burglary, larceny, and automobile theft) saw a 5.6% drop in the same period of time, and arson was down 12.5%. 

In the FBI’s 2020 report, the national crime rate is approximately 398.5 per 100,000 people, but that changes drastically when broken down by state. For example, the District of Columbia has the highest violent crime rate at 999.8 per 100,000.

Learn for yourself how states’ crime rates differ by browsing the data in the charts.

Total Crime Incidents by State

Alabama

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TOTAL CRIME INCIDENTShelp

12,951

#42 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

257.8

#4 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

14,213

#33 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

57,430

#34 in the US

Arizona

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68,381

#27 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

956.2

#8 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

47,580

#9 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

183,287

#11 in the US

Arkansas

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192,892

#14 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

6,405.1

#46 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

27,491

#21 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

85,760

#26 in the US

Colorado

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299,065

#10 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

5,179.8

#43 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

36,182

#14 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

184,719

#10 in the US

Connecticut

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101,017

#23 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

2,801.4

#16 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

9,234

#37 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

63,291

#30 in the US

Delaware

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50,951

#31 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

5,146.8

#42 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

6,774

#42 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

24,896

#41 in the US

District of Columbia

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2,191

#45 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

317.7

#5 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

10,957

#35 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

27,581

#39 in the US

Georgia

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306,000

#9 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

2,856.6

#17 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

33,700

#15 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

143,244

#17 in the US

Hawaii

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42,811

#36 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

2,941.8

#19 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

4,708

#45 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

35,329

#38 in the US

Idaho

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58,104

#29 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

3,159.4

#23 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

7,050

#40 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

23,833

#43 in the US

Illinois

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12,450

#43 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

97.2

#2 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

52,017

#8 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

192,895

#9 in the US

Indiana

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176,339

#16 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

2,598.8

#14 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

28,335

#19 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

113,106

#22 in the US

Iowa

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118,439

#22 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

3,712.4

#29 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

14,507

#32 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

61,701

#31 in the US

Kansas

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132,829

#21 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

4,521.3

#37 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

15,767

#30 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

60,712

#32 in the US

Kentucky

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164,895

#17 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

3,659.6

#28 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

15,895

#29 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

90,904

#25 in the US

Louisiana

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68,466

#26 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

1,469.9

#9 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

38,999

#13 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

146,608

#16 in the US

Maine

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25,291

#40 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

1,856.4

#10 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

2,408

#49 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

20,815

#44 in the US

Maryland

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45,245

#34 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

732.4

#7 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

30,056

#18 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

96,094

#24 in the US

Massachusetts

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216,195

#11 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

3,075.4

#21 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

31,137

#17 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

79,565

#28 in the US

Michigan

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388,440

#6 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

3,854.6

#31 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

66,711

#5 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

152,727

#14 in the US

Minnesota

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158,145

#18 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

2,771.3

#15 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

22,094

#25 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

139,678

#18 in the US

Mississippi

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60,882

#28 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

2,055.9

#11 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

7,001

#41 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

45,587

#36 in the US

Missouri

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208,877

#12 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

3,393.7

#25 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

44,596

#10 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

174,324

#12 in the US

Montana

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46,505

#33 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

4,289.2

#34 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

7,801

#39 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

27,033

#40 in the US

Nevada

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69,114

#25 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

2,226.2

#12 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

21,619

#26 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

69,294

#29 in the US

New Hampshire

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46,708

#32 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

3,390.7

#24 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

2,753

#48 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

17,397

#48 in the US

New Mexico

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80,785

#24 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

3,815.1

#30 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

19,387

#27 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

58,867

#33 in the US

New York

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40,750

#37 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

201.7

#3 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

92,542

#4 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

310,465

#4 in the US

North Carolina

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460,221

#2 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

4,408.5

#35 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

53,577

#7 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

240,061

#5 in the US

North Dakota

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39,778

#38 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

5,105.7

#40 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

3,784

#46 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

19,693

#45 in the US

Ohio

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407,034

#4 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

3,449.6

#26 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

42,364

#11 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

209,536

#7 in the US

Oklahoma

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137,071

#20 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

3,462

#27 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

24,591

#24 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

120,189

#20 in the US

Oregon

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199,673

#13 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

4,712.3

#38 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

18,223

#28 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

124,985

#19 in the US

Pennsylvania

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1,075

#46 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

8.3

#1 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

15,080

#31 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

48,063

#35 in the US

Rhode Island

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34,617

#39 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

3,154.5

#22 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

3,583

#47 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

14,913

#49 in the US

South Carolina

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307,442

#8 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

6,006.6

#45 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

39,231

#12 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

163,229

#13 in the US

South Dakota

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43,696

#35 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

4,928.1

#39 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

6,438

#44 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

19,109

#46 in the US

Tennessee

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409,541

#3 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

5,926.1

#44 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

65,499

#6 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

204,384

#8 in the US

Texas

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1,165,614

#1 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

3,999.3

#33 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

172,177

#2 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

721,059

#2 in the US

Utah

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147,171

#19 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

4,498.4

#36 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

11,193

#34 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

84,079

#27 in the US

Vermont

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16,343

#41 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

2,541.4

#13 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

1,907

#51 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

9,114

#51 in the US

Virginia

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338,520

#7 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

3,922

#32 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

27,278

#22 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

149,580

#15 in the US

Washington

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395,443

#5 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

5,132.1

#41 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

32,916

#16 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

232,569

#6 in the US

West Virginia

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51,978

#30 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

2,897.8

#18 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

6,503

#43 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

24,257

#42 in the US

Wisconsin

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178,635

#15 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

3,030.9

#20 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

27,864

#20 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

104,209

#23 in the US

Wyoming

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3,270

#44 in the US

REPORTED CRIME RATEhelp

566.9

#6 in the US

VIOLENT CRIME INCIDENTShelp

2,134

#50 in the US

PROPERTY CRIME INCIDENTShelp

12,761

#50 in the US