Miami is the Fourth Most Violent Area in America, Florida Fourth Most Violent State
"The USPI measures peacefulness according to five indicators: the number of homicides, number of violent crimes, the incarceration rate, number of police employees and the availability of small arms," says the institute's website. "It is the only statistical analysis of crime, and the cost of crime, in all 50 states and, for the first time this year, the 61 most populous metropolitan areas."
The analysis ranks each factor on a scale of one to five, with one representing the most peaceful.
Here's Florida's state-wide breakdown:
Here's the breakdown for Miami:
Jacksonville joins Miami in the bottom ten by placing at seventh.
Meanwhile, the index finds that Maine is the most peaceful state, while Louisiana is the least. Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the most peaceful city, while Detroit is the overall least.
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