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How Homicide Rates by U.S. State Have Changed Since 2012

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Charting how homicide rates by state have changed from 2012 to 2022

How Homicide Rates by State Have Changed Since 2012

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Are the United States getting more dangerous or more safe? The answer partially depends on your metric of choice.

For example, by examining homicide rates by state from 2012 to 2022, it can be seen that rates have increased almost across the board. That said, they are still lower than rates seen in the 1980s and 1990s.

This graphic from USAFacts examines the age-adjusted homicide rates by state from 2012 to 2022, and how they’ve changed. It uses CDC data available for 46 states, with no data available for New Hampshire, North Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming.

Comparing States by Homicide Rates

From 2012 to 2022, homicide rates increased in every state with available data except for Connecticut, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. Here are the rates for all 46 available states as well as their 10-year change in percentage:

StateHomicide rate
(2022, age-adjusted per 100,000)
10-Year Change
(2012–2022)
Mississippi20.7+103%
Louisiana19.8+64%
Alabama14.9+71%
New Mexico14.5+120%
Missouri12.8+75%
Arkansas11.8+39%
South Carolina11.8+44%
Maryland11.4+61%
Georgia11.3+74%
Tennessee11.0+49%
Illinois10.9+68%
Alaska10.2+104%
North Carolina9.2+56%
Arizona9.0+45%
Pennsylvania8.9+53%
Michigan8.6+10%
Ohio8.5+49%
Indiana8.4+53%
Kentucky8.3+48%
Oklahoma8.3+14%
Nevada7.8+73%
Virginia7.8+90%
Texas7.6+49%
Colorado7.2+85%
Florida7.2+11%
Delaware7.0+1%
South Dakota6.9+188%
West Virginia6.2+5%
Wisconsin6.0+71%
California5.9+13%
Kansas5.8+53%
Montana5.4+125%
Washington5.4+64%
Oregon5.1+82%
New York4.5+22%
Connecticut4.3-2.3%
Minnesota3.8+90%
New Jersey3.8-20.8%
Nebraska3.7+6%
Hawaii3.0+100%
Iowa2.9+38%
Idaho2.7+23%
Maine2.6+8%
Massachusetts2.5+25%
Utah2.2+29%
Rhode Island2.0-33.3%

Note: Age-adjusted data helps to compare health data over time or between groups more fairly by accounting for the age differences in populations.

Mississippi had the largest increase in homicide rate, more than doubling from 10.2 to 20.7 per 100,000 people. New Mexico (up 7.9 homicides per 100,000 people), Louisiana (up 7.7), Alabama (up 6.2), and Missouri (up 5.5) had the next-biggest increases.

Murder rates doubled in at least six states over the decade: South Dakota (+188%), Montana (+125%), New Mexico (+120%), Alaska (+104%), Mississippi (+103%), and Hawaii (+100%).

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Ranked: The Top 10 U.S. Pizza Chains by Market Share

Domino’s is the biggest pizza chain in the U.S. by sales.

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Graphic showing America’s biggest pizza chains by 2022 revenue.

Ranked: Top 10 U.S. Pizza Chains by Market Share

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About 3 billion pizzas are sold annually in the United States. In 2022, pizza restaurant sales in the U.S. reached an all-time high of $46.9 billion, an increase of roughly $10 billion compared to just a decade prior.

This graphic lists the top 10 U.S. pizza chains based on 2022 sales figures. This data was accessed via Statista (published June 2023).

Domino’s Domination

Domino’s is the biggest pizza chain in the U.S. by sales, reaching $8.6 billion in revenue in 2022. The brand is also found in 90 other countries around the globe, including stores on every continent except Antarctica.

According to Domino’s main website, there are over 20,500 locations worldwide, which collectively serve over 1 million customers per day.

Domino’s is followed by Pizza Hut with $5.3 billion in revenue. Little Caesars, with $4.7 billion, completes the top three.

Company2022 Revenue (USD)
Domino's Pizza8,572,000,000
Pizza Hut5,270,000,000
Little Caesars4,724,000,000
Papa Johns3,712,000,000
Marco's Pizza1,063,000,000
Papa Murphy's753,000,000
MOD Pizza662,000,000
Hungry Howie's534,000,000
Round Table463,000,000
Jet's Pizza441,000,000

The top end of this ranking contains household names, but regional pizza chains also make the cut. Jet’s Pizza is popular in the Great Lakes region, and most Hungry Howie’s locations can be found in Michigan and Florida.

The overall number of pizza restaurants in the U.S. has been on the rise, reaching more than 80,000 units in 2022.

If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out this graphic, which visualizes the change in market share of U.S. carbonated soft drinks between 1995 and 2023.

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