Tennessee Ranked Most Dangerous State In U.S.

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(WREG-TV) Using the latest FBI crime statistics, website 24/7wallst.com ranked Tennessee as the most dangerous state in America.

Tennessee ranked other states in violent crime per population as well as the poverty rate.


  • Violent crimes per 100,000: 643.6
  • Poverty rate: 17.9%
  • Pct. of population with bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.3%
  • Property crimes per 100,000: 3,371.4

The study said crime in Memphis and Nashville propelled the state to the top of the list, "Memphis’s violent crime rate was the nation’s fifth worst, while Nashville’s was the 18th worst."

Nevada came in second followed by Alaska and New Mexico.

See the rest of the list and learn more about the study.


    • michael

      I don’t care we got Corey Ventura and Melissa Moon and those are two
      attractions that negate that minor issue.. They should be on a billboard on 240!!

  • JD

    Great job Tony Armstrong! We’re #1 in this list and your cops are on TV getting busted every week. Hell of a job!

  • James Muhammad


    By the time!
    —Surely man is in loss,
    Except those who believe and do good, and enjoin
    one another to Truth,
    and enjoin one another to patience.

    If we understand The Time, and judge our actions by The Time, then it is required of us to be in accord with The Time; and by so doing, we will not suffer “loss”. But if we reject the knowledge of The Time, and go contrary to “What Must Be Done” in accord with that Knowledge, then our rejection will not only bring us “loss,” but it will bring us death.

  • James Muhammad

    Memphis, Miss. and Tn., “By the Time! Surely man is in loss…” Who is going to teach us “The Knowledge of The Time”? This Knowledge has to come from God and His Intervention in the world at a time that He is judging the world. The people that live in the world must know that God is judging today, and He is going to make it so clear as to “why” He’s judging; and then give us that “standard”—and then command us to be in harmony with the requirements of The Time that we might be successful and come through God’s Judgment of this present world.

  • Thomas H. Evans

    Of course we are not surprised, even though it would be great if we were; but how many times do we need to hear this before this city really take some action other than photo opts. and verbal promises? Domestic Violence I will admit is probably the one crime that is hardest to prevent, however, the problem with gang activity which is driving out city into the sewers, is something that we “MUST” do a much better job with, especially in our schools. If there is a real crack down in any of the area’s that keep dragging us down, then you will see a decrease in crime overall, but until then don’t expect any change.

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