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25 Cities Where Murders are on the Rise

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15. Anchorage, Alaska
> 5-Year Change in Murder: 170.7%
> Murders in 2014: 4.1 per 100,000 (13)
> Murders in 2019: 11.1 per 100,000 (34)
> 5-Year Change in Violent Crime: 41.6%

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14. Yakima, Washington
> 5-Year Change in Murder: 171.4%
> Murders in 2014: 2.8 per 100,000 (7)
> Murders in 2019: 7.6 per 100,000 (19)
> 5-Year Change in Violent Crime: 15.0%

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13. Yuma, Arizona
> 5-Year Change in Murder: 187.2%
> Murders in 2014: 3.9 per 100,000 (8)
> Murders in 2019: 11.2 per 100,000 (24)
> 5-Year Change in Violent Crime: -25.4%

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12. Grand Junction, Colorado
> 5-Year Change in Murder: 195.0%
> Murders in 2014: 2.0 per 100,000 (3)
> Murders in 2019: 5.9 per 100,000 (9)
> 5-Year Change in Violent Crime: -18.8%

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11. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
> 5-Year Change in Murder: 206.7%
> Murders in 2014: 1.5 per 100,000 (4)
> Murders in 2019: 4.6 per 100,000 (13)
> 5-Year Change in Violent Crime: -37.2%

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