Violent Crime Rate By County (2010 to 2012)

Today’s map of the day shows the rate of violent crimes by county for years 2010 to 2012 per 100,000 population. From the map we can see some states have a large portion of counties shaded dark, such as New Mexico, Nevada, California, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, and New York, indicating they had a higher rate of violent crimes. In contrast, we can see some Midwestern states have a large proportion of counties shaded yellow/light orange indicating they had a lower rate of violent crimes. Maps like this can be use when determining which places are safer to live.