The FBI has released its latest statewide crime statistics for 2012, showing where violent crimes like rape, murder, robbery and aggravated assault are most common. Using those figures, here are the most dangerous states in America, according to violent crime rates per 100,000 people:
Violent crimes per 100,000 people: 469.3 (2.6 percent increase from 2011)
The search for 15-year-old Pearl Pinson continues Friday with a newly expanded area that includes the Central Coast. This comes after the Amber Alert abduction suspect Fernando Castro was shot dead in a moving gun battle Thursday in Solvang.
Emergency personnel with the Los Padres National Forest Service and Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to an injured horse rider near the Upper Oso Campground area in the Santa Barbara back country just after 1 p.m. Friday.