Special Report

25 Cities Where Murders are on the Rise

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10. Florence, South Carolina
> 5-Year Change in Murder: 213.2%
> Murders in 2014: 5.3 per 100,000 (11)
> Murders in 2019: 16.6 per 100,000 (34)
> 5-Year Change in Violent Crime: 57.8%

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9. Iowa City, Iowa
> 5-Year Change in Murder: 283.3%
> Murders in 2014: 0.6 per 100,000 (1)
> Murders in 2019: 2.3 per 100,000 (4)
> 5-Year Change in Violent Crime: 6.5%

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8. Bellingham, Washington
> 5-Year Change in Murder: 290.0%
> Murders in 2014: 1.0 per 100,000 (2)
> Murders in 2019: 3.9 per 100,000 (9)
> 5-Year Change in Violent Crime: 8.5%

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7. Burlington, North Carolina
> 5-Year Change in Murder: 336.8%
> Murders in 2014: 1.9 per 100,000 (3)
> Murders in 2019: 8.3 per 100,000 (14)
> 5-Year Change in Violent Crime: 9.6%

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6. Eau Claire, Wisconsin
> 5-Year Change in Murder: 400.0%
> Murders in 2014: 0.6 per 100,000 (1)
> Murders in 2019: 3.0 per 100,000 (5)
> 5-Year Change in Violent Crime: 63.3%

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