Photos: The 26 States More Likely Than Colorado to Solve Your Murder

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Scripps News recently crunched numbers on unsolved U.S. murders and discovered that the total of 200,000-plus since 1980 actually exceeds the population of Des Moines, Iowa.

The data also reveals which states do the best job of solving homicides, and Colorado's ranking is mediocre, with 26 states cracking a higher percentage of such cases. Count down the photo-illustrated roster below, drawing from Scripps data -- and to see the original post, featuring much more information, click here.

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Photos: The 26 States More Likely Than Colorado to Solve Your Murder
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Number 1: Wyoming

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Number of murders: 692.00

Number of arrests: 603.00

Rate: 87.10

Number 2: Oklahoma

Number of murders: 9,709.00

Number of arrests: 7,972.00

Rate: 82.10

Number 3: Maine

Number of murders: 1,006.00

Number of arrests: 816.00

Rate: 81.10

Number 4: Idaho

Number of murders: 1,355.00

Number of arrests: 1,088.00

Rate: 80.30

Number 5: North Carolina

Number of murders: 23,875.00

Number of arrests: 19,138.00

Rate: 80.20

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