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For a largely rural state, one wouldn't expect Tennessee to be a leader in the art of rape, murder, assault, robbery and auto theft. But according to Congressional Quarterly, we more than make up for our down-home ways with a nasty flair for criminality.
In the latest crime standings, Tennessee scores an impressive 6th among the most depraved states in then union. Nevada, Louisiana, and South Carolina rounded out the top three, earning byes for the first round of the playoffs. New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine are the least criminal states.