List of U.S. states and territories by violent crime rate
This is a list of U.S. states and territories by violent crime rate as of 2019. It is typically expressed in units of incidents per 100,000 individuals per year; thus, a violent crime rate of 300 (per 100,000 inhabitants) in a population of 100,000 would mean 300 incidents of violent crime per year in that entire population, or 0.3% out of the total. The data has been taken from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports.
The reported U.S. violent crime rate includes murder, rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault, whereas the Canadian violent crime rate includes all categories of assault, including Assault level 1 (i.e., assault not using a weapon and not resulting in serious bodily harm). A Canadian government study concluded that direct comparison of the two countries' violent crime totals or rates was "inappropriate".
France does not count minor violence such as punching or slapping as assault, whereas Austria, Germany, Finland and the United Kingdom do count such occurrences.
The United Kingdom similarly has different definitions of what constitutes violent crime compared to the United States, making a direct comparison of the overall figure flawed. The FBI's Uniform Crime Reports defines a "violent crime" as one of four specific offenses: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The British Home Office, by contrast, has a different definition of violent crime, including all "crimes against the person," including simple assaults, all robberies, and all "sexual offenses," as opposed to the FBI, which only counts aggravated assaults and "forcible rapes."
Crime rates are necessarily altered by averaging neighborhood higher or lower local rates over a larger population which includes the entire city. Having small pockets of dense crime may lower a city's average crime rate.
|Australia||1.2||— †||80.0 2012 †||18||327|
|Germany||0.8||9.4 2010||56.9 2010||60||630|
|England/Wales||1.1||28.8 2010||82.1 2010||137||730|
|Scotland||1.6||17.0 2009||124.6 2009||48||1487|
|US||5.0||44.4 2018 UCR||270.0 2018 NCVS^||133||241|
|Sweden||1.0||63.5 2010||183.0 2010||103||927|
†Australian statistics record only sexual assault, and do not have separate statistics for rape only. Sexual assault is defined to include rape, attempted rape, aggravated sexual assault (assault with a weapon), indecent assault, penetration by objects, forced sexual activity that did not end in penetration and attempts to force a person into sexual activity; but excludes unwanted sexual touching. 
In the list below, you can find a total yearly count of violent crime rates for each state and territory every year from 2010 to 2019 (Data for which comes from the FBI). Rates are calculated per 100,000 inhabitants (Data for which comes from the U.S. Census Bureau).
|State or Territory||2019||Historical Violent Crime Rates|
|Incidence Count||Violent Crime Rate||2018||2017||2016||2015||2014||2013||2012||2011||2010|
|District of Columbia||7,403||1049.0||997.1||1004.9||1203.5||1269.1||1242.6||1281.9||1241.8||1202.1||1326.8|
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