Onward, Christian soldiers: Research shows the majority of states where shoppers are most likely to experience violence while shopping on Black Friday are located in the Bible Belt.
According to research recently released by Estately management the top ten states where people are most likely to get into fights over discounted deals on Black Friday are 1) Arkansas, 2) Tennessee, 3) Alabama, 4) Louisiana, 5) Missouri, 6) West Virginia, 7) Oklahoma, 8) Indiana, 9) Kansas, and 10) South Carolina.
On the other end of the spectrum, some of the safest states to shop on Black Friday are located in the Northeast and Pacific Northwest: Massachusetts, followed by Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, Connecticut, Washington, Utah, New Hampshire, Colorado, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Maine were at the bottom of the ranking of states where shoppers are most likely to experience Black Friday violence.
As for Black Friday 2015, the New York Daily News reports brawls broke out at Walmart retail stores and other shopping centers across the country on Thursday evening, the official start of Black Friday.
Black Friday violence has become a fixture of what is billed as the busiest shopping day of the year. Every year there are multiple reports of violence as mindless crowds clash for bargains. In one particularly infamous incident, a Walmart worker on Long Island was trampled to death by swarming shoppers in 2008.