The most recent edition of the annual crime and disorder survey from the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) found that California has the highest rate of violent crime in the country, with a rate of 1,086 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
This is followed by Illinois, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Texas, all with violent crime rates of 1.04 to 1.16.
The next most violent states are Arizona, Florida, Texas and Mississippi, all at 1.01 to 1,066.
Violent crime is also a significant problem in Texas, where more than half of the homicides reported in the state are for the purpose of committing a felony, according to the Texas Tribune.
It’s worth noting that violent crime does not account for all of the violent crime, which is often associated with other criminal activities.
A survey by the Violence Policy Center found that of the more than 1,000 cases of homicide reported in 2017, only 25 percent of those cases were homicides related to drug or alcohol abuse, and another 11 percent were homicides due to guns.
The other two-thirds were homicides committed by gang members, the Center reported.
California’s rate of homicides is a full 10 percent higher than the national average.
California also has the second-highest rate of firearm violence per capita in the U.S. at about 1.08 per 100 people.
The state has one of the lowest rates of gun ownership among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, with fewer than two guns per 100 residents.