Special Report

American Cities With the Highest Murder Rates

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50. Oakland, California
> Murder rate: 23.3 per 100,000 people
> Murders reported in 2020: 102 — 22nd highest of 1,289 cities (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 1,290.9 — 30th highest of 1,287 cities
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 437,923 — 41st highest of 1,289 cities

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49. Rochester, New York
> Murder rate: 23.4 per 100,000 people
> Murders reported in 2020: 48 — 48th highest of 1,289 cities (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 818.7 — 128th highest of 1,287 cities
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 205,199 — 104th highest of 1,289 cities

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48. Dover, Delaware
> Murder rate: 23.4 per 100,000 people
> Murders reported in 2020: 9 — 198th highest of 1,289 cities (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 856.1 — 112th highest of 1,287 cities
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 38,428 — 373rd lowest of 1,289 cities

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47. Akron, Ohio
> Murder rate: 23.8 per 100,000 people
> Murders reported in 2020: 47 — 50th highest of 1,289 cities
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 910.2 — 91st highest of 1,287 cities
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 197,433 — 116th highest of 1,289 cities

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46. Charleston, West Virginia
> Murder rate: 23.9 per 100,000 people
> Murders reported in 2020: 11 — 173rd highest of 1,289 cities (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 921.0 — 89th highest of 1,287 cities
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 46,038 — 524th lowest of 1,289 cities

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