WAGMAN GEOTECHICAL RESEARCH GROUP, a nonprofit research group, recently released a report on the states that have the most violent crime, and the most rural areas.
The study, titled The Counted, finds that most states have less than 1% of their population living in rural areas, and that in many states, less than 3% of residents live in rural counties.
WAGNAN GEOTECNICAL RESOURCES, a research group at the University of Maryland, has done similar research on the state of California, and found that less than 6% of its residents live within 1,000 miles of the coast, and only 2.5% of counties have more than 25,000 residents.
The WAGNET group also found that the most urban areas of the country have the least violent crime.
The findings come as part of a national study on violent crime released this week by the Pew Research Center, which has tracked violent crime since 1992.
According to Pew, the number of violent crimes per 100,000 people has decreased dramatically since then, with only 10.5 violent crimes being reported per 100 people in 2012.
The research group is also publishing its findings on crime rates for the 20 most populous U.S. states, as well as the 15 most populous counties.
In the 20 least populous states, violent crime rates are lower than those in the 10 most populous states.
The most populous state, California, has the highest violent crime rate in the nation, with an average of 6.9 violent crimes reported per capita.
It also has the fourth-highest rate of violent deaths per 100 residents, at 6.8 per 100.
The states with the lowest violent crime and death rates, according to the Pew research group are: New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Alabama and West Virginia.
The least populous state in the U.N. has the lowest murder rate, at 2.9 per 100 population.
The 10 most populated counties in the country, according the Pew data, are: California, Florida, Virginia, Arizona, Georgia, Georgia and Texas.