Unfortunately, rape and sexual assault is not uncommon for women in particular. In 2013, there were nearly 80,000 rapes at the rate of 25.2 per 100,000 females, according to crime data from the FBI. Using this data, we’ve calculated which states have the highest rates of sexual violence, unwanted sexual contact, stalking, and violence. As women are typically the victims of sexual crimes, we’ve put together a helpful infographic that demonstrates which states are most dangerous for women’s sexual safety.
The Most Dangerous States for Women
As you can see, Alaska is the most dangerous state for women, with high sexual and violent crime rates and a disproportionately male population.
Unfortunately, there’s no general trend or area of the country that is safer for women. Dangerous and safe states appear in combination with each other in all regions of the United States. The safest state for women is North Dakota, followed by Utah, Georgia and Florida.
For more information on how you can protect yourself from sexual and violent crimes, check out our guide for women’s safety and security.
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