FBI releases highest rapes per state

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Alaska Has Highest Rate

A list of states with the highest rape rates has been released and Alaska has the highest level of rapes at 3 times the national average. The FBI has stated that “reported rape is higher in Alaska than any other state.”

Rates are the number of reported forcible rapes per 100,000 people.

1. New Jersey – 11.7

2. New York – 14.6

3. Virginia – 17.7

4. Vermont – 19.3

5. North Carolina – 20.3

6. Hawaii – 20.5

7. California – 20.6

8. Maryland – 21

9. Wisconsin – 21.3

10. Georgia – 21.4

11. West Virginia – 22.7

12. Massachusetts – 24.7

13. Missouri – 25.1

14. Louisiana – 25.2

15. Indiana – 25.5

16. Connecticut – 25.6

17. Pennsylvania – 26.1

18. Delaware – 26.5

19. Wyoming – 26.7

20. Alabama – 26.9

 

21. Florida – 27.2

22. Rhode Island – 27.4

23. Mississippi – 27.5

24. Illinois – 27.7

25. Maine – 28

26. Iowa – 28.3

27. Kentucky – 29

28. Oregon – 29.2

29. Texas – 29.6

30. Idaho – 30

31. Minnesota – 30.5

32. Tennessee – 31.5

33. Ohio – 31.7

34. Washington – 31.8

35. Utah – 33

36. Nevada – 33.7

37. New Hampshire – 34

38. Arizona – 34.7

39. South Carolina – 35.5

 

40. Kansas – 36.5

41. District of Columbia – 37.3

42. Montana – 37.7

43. Nebraska – 38.3

44. North Dakota 38.9

45. Colorado – 40.7

46. Oklahoma – 41.6

47. Arkansas – 42.3

48. New Mexico – 45.9

49. Michigan – 46.4

50. South Dakota – 70.2

51. Alaska – 79.7

 

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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