Most Dangerous States In the USA

The Top Ten

1 Michigan

Why can't people just understand that only cities like Detroit and Flint are bad? Just visit a city like Traverse City or Grand Rapids and you'll change your mind! I've lived in Michigan my entire life and it's been fine! I don't understand what makes Michigan so dangerous. People who say that Michigan is the most dangerous state have either only been to Detroit or Flint, have heard stories about Detroit or Flint, or have never even been to Michigan.

I've lived in Michigan my whole life. I never was threatened in any way. Really, only Detroit and Flint are dangerous. TECHNICALLY I live in Detroit (I live in Northville, which is on the outskirts of Metro Detroit), and I never ever saw a crime scene. So whoever voted for this... seriously?! Detroit and Flint don't REPRESENT THE WHOLE STATE (not even close). I think I would know if I actually lived in North Ohio, rather than Michigan. I'm on the verge of ranting right now...

I've lived in Michigan my entire life. This bugs me because there are dangerous cities in EVERY state not just Michigan. Yes, Detroit and Flint are places to avoid but that does not mean there aren't places in every state that you have to avoid. - emily3232

I find it rude how Michigan is #1. It is solely a stereotype that Michigan is dangerous. Detroit, Saginaw, and Flint may have their bad areas, but come on people, give us some slack. West Michigan is one of the most safe places to live in. Ottawa County was ranked healthiest county in the US recently, and the beaches are beautiful. Visiting the UP is like visiting an untouched place, and some areas of the state are especially great in this state, such as Grand Rapids, Most of the West Lakeshore, the UP, and the quaint little towns in between everything. Michigan is a great place to live or tour, so stop saying Michigan is the most dangerous state.
But like any other state, Michigan has some places to avoid, these are areas of Flint, Detroit, Sagimaw, and Muskegon.
So all who think Michigan is dangerous, think again.

2 New Mexico

A guy who was in a corner of his moms basement, hates sauerkraut. So he moves to Albuquerque, his plane crashes and he drags himself the hotel, rents a hotel room, then has a guy that looks like Mike Score from Flock Of Seagulls break into the apartment, steal his favorite snorkel, then they have a little sing off with the operator. He then vowed to get his snorkel back, after that he is trying to get a doughnut and instead gets a box of face eating weasels, witch lead him to find his girl friend and future waifu, who then goes and buys a house, has two kids, then breaks up with him. He then gets a job and puts out a fire with his face, every one is jealous and he ends up cutting a guys arms and legs off, and in the end all this
Cause he hates sauerkraut

This should be #1

3 Texas Texas is a state in the Southern USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.

Do people have any proof of this? I mean this state has a low crime rate

Gun nuts and religious psychopaths

Enough said

I agree it's so scary

It is by fact.

4 Florida

I grew up in Orlando before "Mickey Mouse"; it was a great place at that time.
It has progressively gone down hill...I would never move back!

Definitely the worst, lived there my whole life and every other place does not compare.

Have you see their news

Crime ridden and you don't hear about most of it since the big mouse hides most of it. don't be fooled by the palm trees, this state is one of the worst

5 Nevada Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.

Its ok town for everybody with no attitude problems

6 Louisiana

Lower than Texas and Michigan? How? - B1ueNew

Louisiana should be 2 or 1 because it's murder capital of USA

No, Washington DC is the murder capital of the USA which also happens to BE the capital of the USA. - CobaltCards

7 New Jersey New Jersey is a state in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware.

Paterson and downtown Newark are the most dangerous. Lots of crime and drugs.

They will shoot you and leave you for dead on a graveyard

New Jersey folks are mean to you most of the time

This should be number 1

8 Missouri Missouri is a state located in the Midwestern United States. It is the 21st most extensive, and the 18th most populous of the fifty states.

There was a lot of outlaw there...

St. Louis has the highest murder rate per capita

9 Arizona Arizona is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states.

It is pretty darn dangerous. I live here and the wildlife is very dangerous. It is totally meant to be on the list

I love this state its amazing and the coyotes live there (NHL)

Arizona is not dangerous! Expecialy not Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Maricopa and Good Year and stuff.

10 California California is a state in the Southwestern United States. With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 square kilometers), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento, and the largest city is Los Angeles. ...read more.

This is where the term "gangsta" born. Isn't that enough to make it Number 1 on the list?. Have you all forgotten the 90's or what, people?

I think California is starting to go back to how it was in the 90's. - SubliminalMessages

California doesn't deserve this spot. Arkansas does. - JackLawler

Of course, California is dangerous because we got black, Asian and hispanic street gangs waiting to kill people and we also got blood-thirsty bikers on the loose. Another dangerous parts of California is when you go camping, there might be grizzly bears and cougars waiting for its prey and the prey is you.

The Contenders

11 South Carolina South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

I live here and I don't think it's dangerous at all! It's Georgia that scares me...

12 Alaska Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait.

Not much civilization...
But where there is, it is rather crime-y

Any higher? - JackLawler

13 Tennessee Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States.

Been statistically at the top for bad for God knows how long.

I agree it has the most crime it should be number 1

Tennessee Should be in the top 10s! or the top 5s.. - splatter22

Lots of racism. This really needs to stop!

14 Indiana

It has Gary, IN

15 Arkansas Arkansas is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Its name is of Siouan derivation, denoting the Quapaw Indians.

Arkansas should be at number one, It has one of the highest assault and other violent crime rates in the country. - B1ueNew

I'm from here its not actually too bad

Arkansas's most dangerous city is little rock, should've been in the top 10.
think michigan is more dangerous? if you go to arkansas and found a crime you will change your mind & opinion
it should number 3, 2 or 1.

16 Georgia Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.
17 Oklahoma

Oklahoma you say? Don't tell stories. Oklahoma isn't dangerous. Arkansas is. - JackLawler

18 Illinois Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. It is the 5th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.

Well, Illinois isn’t all that dangerous. People who think the state is very dangerous have only been to the dangerous parts of it. Why don’t you just go to the Northwest Suburbs and it’ll change your mind. - JoeBoi

Chicago: High crime rate
East St. Louis: SAME THING AS CHICAGO, ALSO HIGH CRIME RATE
Springfield: SAME THING

19 Ohio Ohio is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. Ohio is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States.

Ohio? Why? - JackLawler

20 New York New York is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic Region. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. In order to distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is ...read more.

Always having shootings and murders all the time

Very dangerous with traffic - PatrickStar

Even though the 1970s are in the past, New York is still dangerous.
New York is 💩!

21 Kentucky Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.

One of the safest... - JackLawler

22 Connecticut

I lived here my whole life and it's safe.unless you live in Hartford or new haven or Waterbury. Never any murders around me!

23 Utah Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest, the 31st-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States.

Utah is a very safe state. - JackLawler

Utah is NOT dangerous.

I actually live in Utah and I can say that since it is not as rich as the other states, we have really small and boring cities (Excluding Salt Lake City). But I have seen a lot of bad things happen here recently. A lot of rape but Utah has some of the safest cities too so if you want to be safe but live a boring lifestyle, come to Utah

24 Kansas Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area.
25 Mississippi

It's the best state ever

26 Maine
27 Nebraska Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln.
28 Massachusetts Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England part of the northeastern region of the United States.
29 Alabama Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.

SWEET HOME ALABAMA

30 Maryland Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Should be #1

31 Wyoming Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. The state is the tenth largest by area, but the least populous and the second least densely populated of the 50 United States.
32 Rhode Island Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.
33 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

The crime rate in Philadelphia is crazy!

34 Colorado Colorado is a state in the United States encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.
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