The Rate of Homicide in the United States

A measure of violent crime that gives me a better understanding of the degree of crime is the homicide rate per 100,000 it allows for comparison with different years and different countries or regions. The violent crime rate per state does not allow for percentage, which hinders better analysis.
Works Cited
FBI. Crime in the United States by Region, Geographic Division, and State, 2012–2013. 2015. Web. 24 Mar. 2015.
UNODC. Global Study on Homicide 2013. 2014. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Print. 24 Mar. 2015.