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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:

  1. Traffic fatalities
  2. Suicides
  3. Accidental deaths
  4. Fetal deaths
  5. Assaults to murder and attempts to murder
  6. 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:

  1. Residence or home (54%)
  2. Highway, road, alley, street or sidewalk (23%)
  3. Other locations (12%)

Refer to chart below for more details.

Locations where murder and non-negligent manslaughter occurs

The following interactive heatmap shows murder and non-negligent manslaughter rates for all states.  Click on the state to show additional details.

Crime Heatmap Color Range

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.

Top 10 States with Lowest Murder Rate
Rank State Name Population, 2013 est Murder Rate, per 100K
1 New Hampshire 1,323,459 1.1
2 Vermont 626,630 1.3
3 Iowa 3,090,416 1.5
4 Idaho 1,612,136 1.8
5 Massachusetts 6,692,824 1.8
6 Minnesota 5,420,380 1.8
7 Utah 2,900,872 1.8
8 Maine 1,328,302 1.9
9 Hawaii 1,404,054 2.1
10 Oregon 3,930,065 2.4

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.

Top 10 States with Highest Murder Rate
Rank Map Name Population, 2013 est Murder Rate, per 100K
1 District of Columbia 646,449 13.9
2 Louisiana 4,625,470 10.8
3 Mississippi 2,991,207 7.4
4 Alabama 4,833,722 7.1
5 Michigan 9,895,622 7
6 South Carolina 4,774,839 6.9
7 Missouri 6,044,171 6.5
8 Maryland 5,928,814 6.3
9 Delaware 925,749 6.2
10 Tennessee 6,495,978 6
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