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Crime Statistics > Lynchings > Total (most recent) by state

DEFINITION: Number of total people killed by lynching from 1882 to 1968.
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Rank   States  Amount 
# 1     Mississippi: 581 
# 2     Georgia: 531 
# 3     Texas: 493 
# 4     Louisiana: 391 
# 5     Alabama: 347 
# 6     Arkansas: 284 
# 7     Florida: 282 
# 8     Tennessee: 251 
# 9     Kentucky: 205 
# 10     South Carolina: 160 
= 11     Oklahoma: 122 
= 11     Missouri: 122 
# 13     North Carolina: 101 
# 14     Virginia: 100 
# 15     Montana: 84 
# 16     Colorado: 68 
# 17     Nebraska: 57 
# 18     Kansas: 54 
# 19     West Virginia: 48 
# 20     Indiana: 47 
# 21     California: 43 
# 22     New Mexico: 36 
# 23     Wyoming: 35 
# 24     Illinois: 34 
# 25     Arizona: 31 
# 26     Maryland: 29 
# 27     South Dakota: 27 
= 28     Ohio: 26 
= 28     Washington: 26 
# 30     Oregon: 21 
# 31     Idaho: 20 
# 32     Iowa: 19 
# 33     North Dakota: 16 
# 34     Minnesota:
= 35     Utah:
= 35     Michigan:
= 35     Pennsylvania:
= 38     Nevada:
= 38     Wisconsin:
= 40     New York:
= 40     New Jersey:
= 42     Maine:
= 42     Delaware:
= 42     Vermont:
Total: 4,743  
Weighted average: 107.8  
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