If U.S. States Were Countries: Murder rates

Can you name the countries of the world whose murder rates are closest to each U.S. state's rates?

District of Columbia (21.9)Africa
Louisiana (11.2)North America
Maryland (7.4)Europe
Mississippi (7.0)Asia
Missouri (7.0)Asia
New Mexico (6.9)Asia
Arizona (6.4)Europe
South Carolina (6.1)South America
Nevada (5.9)South America
Georgia (5.8)South America
Michigan (5.7)South America
Alabama (5.7)South America
Tennessee (5.6)Asia
Illinois (5.5)Asia
Delaware (5.3)Asia
Florida (5.2)Europe
Oklahoma (5.2)Europe
Pennsylvania (5.2)Europe
North Carolina (5.0)Europe
Texas (5.0)Europe
California (4.9)Europe
Arkansas (4.7)Asia
Virginia (4.6)South America
New York (4.5)South America
Indiana (4.5)South America
Alaska (4.4)Asia
Kentucky (4.3)Asia
New Jersey (4.2)Asia
Ohio (4.1)*Asia
Connecticut (3.6)Asia
Kansas (3.5)Europe
West Virginia (3.3)Europe/Asia
Massachusetts (3.2)Asia
Nebraska (3.0)Asia
Rhode Island (2.8)Europe
South Dakota (2.8)Europe
Wisconsin (2.7)Asia
Montana (2.6)Asia
Colorado (2.4)Asia
Oregon (2.4)Asia
Washington (2.3)Asia
Utah (1.9)Asia
Maine (1.8)Asia
Hawaii (1.8)Asia
Minnesota (1.8)Asia
North Dakota (1.5)Africa
Wyoming (1.4)Africa
Idaho (1.3)Europe
Iowa (1.3)Europe
Vermont (1.1)Oceania
New Hampshire (1.0)Asia
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  • These are the world countries whose murder rates most closely match each of the 50 U.S. states'. Data comes from the UN (2008-10; latest available) and the FBI (2010). Rate is per 100k people.
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Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017

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