Utilizing data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 24/7 Wall St. assembled a list of the most dangerous states in America. The survey examined the prevalence of violent crimes, which increased from 385 per 100,000 Americans in 2015 to 397 in 2016. The safest state is Maine (124 violent crimes per 100,000). Pennsylvania came in at #29 (316) with the 7th highest total murders in 2016 (661).