24/7 Wall St.: America’s Most Violent States

8. Florida

Violent crime rate per 100,000: 515.3
Pct. below poverty line: 17.0% (17th highest)
Pct. less than high school education: 14.0% (18th highest)
Property crime rate per 100,000: 3,522.0 (11th highest)

The rate of violent crime in the state of Florida fell by nearly 100 incidents per 100,000 people, from 612.5 per 100,000 residents in 2010 to 515.3 in 2011. This rate, however, remains the eighth highest in the country. Property crime in the state was also quite high last year. There were more than 2,400 cases of larceny and theft per 100,000 people, the third-highest rate in the country. To combat crime in the state, Florida employed nearly 400 police officers per 100,000 people in 2010, according to data from the FBI, the sixth-highest rate in the country. The city of Miami reported a violent crime rate of nearly 1,200 per 100,000 people in 2011, the 17th highest in the country for cities with more than 100,000 people.

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