Pennsylvania ranks highest in arson deaths

    Pennsylvania has the highest rate of arson deaths (more than 55 annually). New Jersey’s got the highest rate of citizen taxation (11.8 percent). And Delaware ranks highest in abortion (27 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44). It’s all part of the United States of Shame.

    Humor website Pleated Jeans is using a map of U.S. to showcase the worst of every state. A quick glance — and basic knowledge of geography — will tell you Maine is the dumbest state (based on low SAT scores), Nebraska’s got the highest rate of women murdered annually and Utah has the highest rate on online porn subscriptions.

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