Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter is a type of criminal offense which involves willful or non-negligent killing of one human being by another. This crime does not include the following:
- Traffic fatalities
- Accidental deaths
- Fetal deaths
- Assaults to murder and attempts to murder
- Situations in which a victim dies of a heart attack as the result of a crime, even in instances where an individual is known to have a weak heart
Based on 2013 data supplied by the FBI Uniforma Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, top 3 locations where murder and non-negligent manslaughter occurs were:
- Residence or home (54%)
- Highway, road, alley, street or sidewalk (23%)
- Other locations (12%)
Refer to chart below for more details.
The following interactive heatmap shows murder and non-negligent manslaughter rates for all states. Click on the state to show additional details.
Top 10 States with Lowest Murder Rate
The table below presents a ranking list of top 10 States with the lowest murder rate. As a comparison, population data is provided from 2013 census estimate. New Hampshire, Vermont and Iowa ranked top 3 in this list.
|Rank||State Name||Population, 2013 est||Murder Rate, per 100K|
Top 10 States with Highest Murder Rate
Statistics data shows that District of Columbia, Louisiana and Mississippi ranked top 3 States with highest violent crime rate.
|Rank||Map Name||Population, 2013 est||Murder Rate, per 100K|
|1||District of Columbia||646,449||13.9|