Dec 25, 2015 12:58 PM

NH had lowest homicide rate in nation according to national data

CONCORD - New Hampshire has the lowest homicide rate in the nation according to data just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A graphic created by The Washington Post shows that the risk of being killed by another person is lowest in New England and the upper Midwest, and highest in the deep South, particularly Mississippi and Louisiana.

New Hampshire's homicide rate in 2014 came in at 1.28 per 100,000 people, with Massachusetts taking second place with 1.61 homicides per 100,000 people.

At the high end was the District of Columbia at 13.72 per 100,000, followed by Louisiana at 11.67.

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