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25 Cities Where Crime Is Falling

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10. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -37.3%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 429.9 per 100,000 people (total: 11242)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 685.4 per 100,000 people (total: 15901)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Robbery (-43.1%)

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9. Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -38.7%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 277.5 per 100,000 people (total: 1990)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 452.9 per 100,000 people (total: 2867)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Robbery (-46.8%)

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8. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Florida
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -39.1%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 409.7 per 100,000 people (total: 2037)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 672.8 per 100,000 people (total: 3194)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Aggravated assault (-43.1%)

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7. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -39.5%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 328.4 per 100,000 people (total: 2732)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 542.8 per 100,000 people (total: 4049)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Robbery (-51.9%)

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6. Naples-Marco Island, Florida
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -41.0%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 233.7 per 100,000 people (total: 896)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 396.2 per 100,000 people (total: 1374)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Robbery (-45.4%)

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