Alabama has America's third highest murder rateRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Oct 01 2017 10:59 AM
With 407 violent deaths categorized as murder or manslaughter in 2016, Alabama had the nation’s third highest homicide rate last year, according to statistics released by the FBI. Nearly 26,000 violent crimes were reported last year in the state with a population of nearly 4.9 million people. Here is a look at the other states with nation’s highest murder rates and the number and rates of other violent crimes in Alabama. Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, for which murder rates were also measured in the data set, had the highest murder rates at 20.4 and 19.9, respectively, the data showed.