Special Report

25 Cities Where Murders are on the Rise

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5. Yuba City, California
> 5-Year Change in Murder: 425.0%
> Murders in 2014: 1.2 per 100,000 (2)
> Murders in 2019: 6.3 per 100,000 (11)
> 5-Year Change in Violent Crime: 2.6%

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4. Bowling Green, Kentucky
> 5-Year Change in Murder: 450.0%
> Murders in 2014: 0.6 per 100,000 (1)
> Murders in 2019: 3.3 per 100,000 (6)
> 5-Year Change in Violent Crime: -2.3%

3. Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Kentucy
> 5-Year Change in Murder: 457.1%
> Murders in 2014: 0.7 per 100,000 (1)
> Murders in 2019: 3.9 per 100,000 (6)
> 5-Year Change in Violent Crime: 8.4%

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2. Decatur, Illinois
> 5-Year Change in Murder: 488.9%
> Murders in 2014: 1.8 per 100,000 (2)
> Murders in 2019: 10.6 per 100,000 (11)
> 5-Year Change in Violent Crime: 14.9%

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1. Danville, Illinois
> 5-Year Change in Murder: 607.7%
> Murders in 2014: 1.3 per 100,000 (1)
> Murders in 2019: 9.2 per 100,000 (7)
> 5-Year Change in Violent Crime: 58.1%

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