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25 Cities Where Crime Is Falling

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25. Punta Gorda, Florida
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -25.2%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 196.2 per 100,000 people (total: 367)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 262.4 per 100,000 people (total: 439)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Robbery (-50.2%)

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24. Yuma, Arizona
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -25.4%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 277.8 per 100,000 people (total: 595)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 372.3 per 100,000 people (total: 759)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Robbery (-55.8%)

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23. Ocean City, New Jersey
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -26.2%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 175.8 per 100,000 people (total: 161)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 238.2 per 100,000 people (total: 228)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Robbery (-54.7%)

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22. Lewiston, ID-WA
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -26.2%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 138.9 per 100,000 people (total: 88)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 188.3 per 100,000 people (total: 118)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Murder (-66.7%)

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21. Worcester, MA-CT
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -26.3%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 310.4 per 100,000 people (total: 2702)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 421.0 per 100,000 people (total: 3604)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Robbery (-47.5%)

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