For those looking for peace, it may be wise to steer clear of Louisiana. 

So says the non-profit Institute for Economics and Peace, which has released its U.S. peace index for the second-straight year. 

24/7 Wall St. reported that the rankings were compiled based on five categories, including violent crime, amount of law enforcement and the ability to obtain small arms.

THE MOST VIOLENT STATES IN AMERICA

  1. Louisiana
  2. Tennessee
  3. Nevada
  4. Florida
  5. Arizona
  6. Missouri
  7. Texas
  8. Arkansas
  9. South Carolina
  10. Mississippi
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