Although Washington, D.C., is the glaring exception, there seems to be no clear-cut correlation between murder rates and amounts of life insurance per household.
Life insurance Murder rate
in force per 100,000
Washington, D.C.* $207,600 59.5
U.S. 87,600 8.4
Utah 86,900 2.8
Pacific States 81,400 9.2
Mountain States 80,900 6.6
Sources: American Council of Life Insurance, FBI.