I don't know how reliable the source (or their political agenda), but thought this was interesting:
Nevada is considered the #1 most dangerous state in the USA (and the 49th smartest, above only Arizona, YIKES)! Now this does take into account what I would consider non-violent crimes (such as car theft, for which Las Vegas is considered #1 worst), but......it's obviously dangerous out there people! Next time someone asks me why I carry...
A major drug hub & a major illegal immigrant destination, combined with the fact that we cater to many vices (I a proud to live in "Sin City"), and that lots of folks carry around large sums of cash (just TRY paying with a $100 bill at 3AM at a 7-11 anywhere else) it's no wonder, we topped the list. Thankfully, I have not been stripped of my God-given, constitutionally protected right to self defense here.
The reason I noted I don't know the source's political agenda is that it also cites Alaska as a dangerous place (#7), and neither New York, New Jersey, nor Illinois made the Top 10 list....so FWIW...just thought you guys might like to take a look.