Special Report

25 Cities Where Crime Is Falling

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15. Springfield, Ohio
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -32.9%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 246.5 per 100,000 people (total: 330)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 367.1 per 100,000 people (total: 498)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Rape (-69.2%)

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14. Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -33.5%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 255.4 per 100,000 people (total: 672)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 384.0 per 100,000 people (total: 1062)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Robbery (-41.5%)

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13. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -33.8%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 371.0 per 100,000 people (total: 2224)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 560.4 per 100,000 people (total: 3121)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Aggravated assault (-36.4%)

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12. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -34.7%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 292.1 per 100,000 people (total: 9254)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 447.5 per 100,000 people (total: 13043)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Robbery (-49.2%)

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11. Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -37.2%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 313.2 per 100,000 people (total: 885)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 498.6 per 100,000 people (total: 1298)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Robbery (-61.1%)

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