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

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6. Delaware

Violent crime rate per 100,000: 559.5
Pct. below poverty line: 11.9% (11th lowest)
Pct. less than high school education: 13.0% (20th highest)
Property crime rate per 100,000: 3,410.6 (13th highest)

Delaware’s violent crime rate last year of nearly 560 incidents per 100,000 people was a significant improvement from 2010, when there were 636.6 incidents for every 100,000 people. Cases of violent robbery fell between 2010 and 2011, although last year’s 169.5 robbery incidents per 100,000 people was still the second-highest rate in the nation. Additionally, the rate of several nonviolent crimes related to theft rose last year, with burglary and larceny each rising from their 2010 rates.


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The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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