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Louisiana was marred by its murder rate, which – at 11.2 per 100,000 people – is the highest among each of the 50 states. Maine, which has been crowned the most peaceful state in the nation, had the lowest levels of violent crime, incarceration and police officers.
Overall the United States is more peaceful now than at any time in the past 20 years, MSNBC reported. But violence still cost the economy at least $460 billion in 2010, both through direct costs and lost productivity. The IEP, which is based in Australia, first released the U.S. peace rankings last year.