Most violent state? Is it California? New York? Florida? You might be surprised to learn it's not. You'll be less surprised to find out it's a red state.
I thought for two seconds, came up with an answer, and turned out, I was right. My answer was to spite my sister, who cried that we'd all be killed if we hadn't left Texas (and we did, and we lost nearly everything in doing so) because she just knew we'd be murdered there, because she couldn't wait to move to the party party party town of Nashville. So now this makes me laugh my ass off. Texas isn't even on the list.