Despite being only the 17th most populous state in America, Tennessee has been declared the most dangerous state as it had the nations highest violent crime rate last year.
The list was based on the Federal Bureau of Investigations statistics on violent crimes such as robbery, aggravated assault, and murder per 100,000 residents and was calculated by Wall Street 24/7. In Tennessee the incidence of a violent crime per 100,000 residents was 643.6. The number of property crimes per 100,000 residents was 3,371.4 which is the tenth highest in the country.
Tennessee ranked first overall in the rate of aggravated assaults throughout the state. In 2012 there were an estimated 41,550 violent crimes reported, a more than 6 percent increase since 2011. For the second year in a row there were 388 murders reported.
In 2012 there were also more than 350 traffic collisions reportedly caused by road rage and/or aggressive driving. As of September 2013 there have been more than 195 road rage caused auto accidents. The number of road rage collisions in Tennessee has steadily increased since 2007.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a personal injury caused by an auto accident or intentionally violent act, the victim may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress, and more. Contact one of our Knoxville auto accident attorneys for a free consultation.