Which of the 50 states do you think is America's most violent? New York? California? Well, violent crimes are tied to low income, high poverty states. But you'll be surprised at the states that make the list!

So, what's the criteria for being 'the most violent'? Murder, robberies and aggravated assaults, as well as rape, domestic abuse and rates of other violent crimes were considered. But also a factor: poor education results and a high dropout rate

So, with all things being considered, here are the USA's top 10 most violent states:

10) Nevada

9) Arkansas

8) New Mexico

7) South Carolina

6) Delaware

5) Louisiana

4) Florida

3) Maryland

2) Oklahoma

1) Tennessee