Special Report

American Metro Areas With the Highest Murder Rates

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50. Yuma, AZ
> Murder rate: 9.2 per 100,000 people
> Murders reported in 2020: 20 — 112th highest of 291 metros (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 330.7 — 124th lowest of 290 metros
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 216,821 — 133rd lowest of 291 metros

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49. South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI
> Murder rate: 9.3 per 100,000 people
> Murders reported in 2020: 30 — 84th highest of 291 metros (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 655.2 — 34th highest of 290 metros
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 323,697 — 116th highest of 291 metros

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48. Tulsa, OK
> Murder rate: 9.3 per 100,000 people
> Murders reported in 2020: 94 — 33rd highest of 291 metros (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 591.5 — 48th highest of 290 metros
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 1,005,482 — 39th highest of 291 metros

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47. Albuquerque, NM
> Murder rate: 9.4 per 100,000 people
> Murders reported in 2020: 87 — 36th highest of 291 metros
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 1,006.4 — 7th highest of 290 metros
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 923,729 — 43rd highest of 291 metros

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46. Fresno, CA
> Murder rate: 9.4 per 100,000 people
> Murders reported in 2020: 94 — 33rd highest of 291 metros (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 596.7 — 47th highest of 290 metros
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 996,752 — 40th highest of 291 metros