Special Report

25 Cities Where Crime Is Falling

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5. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -41.3%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 257.8 per 100,000 people (total: 1979)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 439.4 per 100,000 people (total: 2975)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Murder (-54.5%)

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4. Bangor, Maine
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -42.4%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 44.3 per 100,000 people (total: 67)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 76.9 per 100,000 people (total: 118)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Murder (-73.1%)

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3. Norwich-New London, Connecticut
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -42.9%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 193.8 per 100,000 people (total: 339)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 339.6 per 100,000 people (total: 496)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Aggravated assault (-52.0%)

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2. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -47.2%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 222.3 per 100,000 people (total: 630)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 420.9 per 100,000 people (total: 1177)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Aggravated assault (-55.6%)

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1. Homosassa Springs, Florida
> 5-yr. change in violent crime rate: -52.2%
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 252.5 per 100,000 people (total: 373)
> Violent crimes reported in 2014: 528.3 per 100,000 people (total: 739)
> Violent crime with largest pop.-adj. 5-yr. Increase: Rape (-63.4%)