Crime Reports Per 100,000 People, Per State

July 31, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin

crime-reports-map

Have you ever wondered where your state stacks up in terms of crime?

Not all crimes are created equal. The following crime maps seperately illustrate homicide, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, and identity theft for each state with data sourced from the F.B.I. in their annual Uniform Crime Report.

Are you considering your state’s crime? A move? A bugout location? You might want to consider where the state is with regards to it’s crime statistics – which generalize the risks from the people who live there…


 
The following crime maps are reprinted with permission from mylife.com.

The gray-scale map above is a composite which I layered from all of the following images to provide an overall sense of the crime reports statistics per state.

By the looks of my gray-scale composite map, the state with the least crime (as reported from the categories below) is Vermont followed by North Dakota, Utah, Maine, South Dakota, Idaho, and Wyoming.

The states with the most crime appear to be Michigan, Florida, Maryland, Georgia, Illinois, Tennessee, and South Carolina.

 

HOMICIDE REPORTS

High: Maryland – 19.94 homicides per 100,000 people
Low: Idaho – 0.86 homicides per 100,000 people

 

ROBBERY REPORTS

High: Maryland – 361 robberies per 100,000 people
Low: Wyoming – 13 robberies per 100,000 people

 

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT REPORTS

High: Tennessee – 650 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people
Low: Maine – 67 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people

 

BURGLARY REPORTS

High: Arkansas – 1370 burglaries per 100,00 people
Low: New York – 341 burglaries per 100,000 people

 

LARCENY-THEFT REPORTS

High: South Carolina – 3717 larceny/theft reports per 100,000 people
Low: New Jersey – 1351 larceny/theft reports per 100,000 people

 

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT REPORTS

High: Washington – 489 motor vehicle theft reports per 100,000 people
Low: Vermont – 74 motor vehicle theft reports per 100,000 people

 

ARSON REPORTS

High: Ohio – 43 arson reports per 100,000 people
Low: New York – 5.8 arson reports per 100,000 people

 

IDENTITY THEFT REPORTS

High: Florida – 361.3 identity theft reports per 100,000 people
Low: South Dakota – 39.6 identity theft reports per 100,000 people