The most dangerous place in the country
An annual national survey (reported by CQ Press) this morning named Nevada the most crime-ridden state in the country. The authors of the study report:
"Ranked least favorably among the states was Nevada, followed by Louisiana and South Carolina. Nevada’s murder rate was nearly seven times higher than New Hampshire’s, and the Silver State reported a rape rate of 43 cases per 100,000 people compared to the national average of 30. Nevada also tops the list for robbery rate, with an average 270 reported cases per 100,000 citizens versus the national average of 148."