Highest Murder Rates From 2000-2020: Red States

Axios reports:

The murder rates in Trump-voting states from 2020 have exceeded those in Biden-voting states every year since 2000, according to a new analysis by ThirdWay.

Republicans have built their party on being the crime-fighting candidates, even as murder rates in red states have outpaced blue states by an average of 23% over the past two decades. Four reliably-red states consistently made the top of the list — Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Missouri.

Third Way’s report analyzed homicide data for all 50 states from 2000 through 2020, using CDC data. They used the 2020 presidential election results to characterize “red states” from the “blue states.”

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