La. Ranked Least Peaceful State
A study by the Institute for Economics and Peace has ranked Louisiana as the least peaceful state in America. Executive Chairman Steve Killelea says Louisiana is at or near the top in a number of
factors for violence. These factors include ranking last in homicides, 44th in violent crime rate, and last in general population jail rates. Although this is the first year the peace index has been issued the Institute has studied records going back 19 years.