Special Report

The Most Dangerous Town in Every State

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Massachusetts: Provincetown
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 712.6 (Massachusetts: 308.8)
> Number of violent crimes: 21 (Massachusetts: 21,288)
> Murders reported in 2020: 0 reported (Massachusetts: 160)
> Poverty rate: 10.3% (Massachusetts: 10.3%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 2,947

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Michigan: Benton Harbor
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 3,192.6 (Michigan: 478.0)
> Number of violent crimes: 310 (Michigan: 47,641)
> Murders reported in 2020: 2 (Michigan: 754)
> Poverty rate: 45.4% (Michigan: 14.4%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 9,710

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Minnesota: Bemidji
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 603.8 (Minnesota: 277.5)
> Number of violent crimes: 94 (Minnesota: 15,698)
> Murders reported in 2020: 1 (Minnesota: 190)
> Poverty rate: 31.3% (Minnesota: 9.7%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 15,567

Mississippi: Cleveland
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 886.3 (Mississippi: 291.2)
> Number of violent crimes: 97 (Mississippi: 8,638)
> Murders reported in 2020: 2 (Mississippi: 315)
> Poverty rate: 27.7% (Mississippi: 20.3%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 10,944

Missouri: Bellefontaine Neighbors
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 1,989.2 (Missouri: 542.7)
> Number of violent crimes: 206 (Missouri: 33,385)
> Murders reported in 2020: 2 (Missouri: 723)
> Poverty rate: 20.4% (Missouri: 13.7%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 10,356