Special Report

The Most Dangerous Town in Every State

Virginia: South Hill
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 485.9 (Virginia: 208.7)
> Number of violent crimes: 21 (Virginia: 17,925)
> Murders reported in 2020: 0 reported (Virginia: 524)
> Poverty rate: 23.5% (Virginia: 10.6%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 4,322

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Washington: Fife
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 1,378.5 (Washington: 293.7)
> Number of violent crimes: 142 (Washington: 22,596)
> Murders reported in 2020: 4 (Washington: 301)
> Poverty rate: 12.1% (Washington: 10.8%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 10,301

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West Virginia: Bluefield
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 1,173.6 (West Virginia: 355.9)
> Number of violent crimes: 112 (West Virginia: 6,352)
> Murders reported in 2020: 0 reported (West Virginia: 117)
> Poverty rate: 18.7% (West Virginia: 17.6%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 9,543

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Wisconsin: West Milwaukee
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 1,053.7 (Wisconsin: 323.4)
> Number of violent crimes: 43 (Wisconsin: 18,861)
> Murders reported in 2020: 0 reported (Wisconsin: 308)
> Poverty rate: 14.9% (Wisconsin: 11.3%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 4,081

Wyoming: Riverton
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 547.7 (Wyoming: 234.2)
> Number of violent crimes: 59 (Wyoming: 1,364)
> Murders reported in 2020: 1 (Wyoming: 18)
> Poverty rate: 12.7% (Wyoming: 11.0%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 10,772

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