Alabama has fifth highest murder rate, study finds

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT-NEXSTAR) — A recent study has ranked the state of Alabama fifth for murder rate.

According to, Alabama’s murder rate is 7.4 homicides per 100,000 residents. The national average is 4.9 per 100,000.

The study looked at FBI statistics over the past five years to come up with their rankings.

Louisiana (11.1), Mississippi (8.0), Missouri (7.9) and Maryland (7.6) make up the spots ahead of Alabama.

To find out more information on the study, click here.

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