States with the highest risk of Black Friday violence

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LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 24: A Black Friday sale sign sits in a shop window on Oxford Street on November 24, 2017 in London, England. British retailers offer deals on their products as part of the annual pre-Christmas Black Friday shopping event, held this year on November 24. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Millions of Americans are expected to head to malls and shopping centers to get the latest Black Friday deals.

According to the National Retail Federation, an estimated 164 million people plan to go shopping over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend. 

Over the years, there have been reports of violence on Black Friday. ranked states on its risk for violence. 

The rankings were based on the following:

  • Violent crime rates per 100,000 in each state (20%)
  • Search volume for the term “Black Friday deals” by state (20%)
  • Previous reports of Black Friday deaths and injuries per 100,000 by state (60%)

Hover over each state to see its overall rank. States with darker purple have a higher risk of violence than states with a lighter color.

Read the full report and learn how you can avoid becoming a victim of Black Friday violence.

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