Special Report

American Cities With the Highest Murder Rates

35. Douglasville, Georgia
> Murder rate: 26.2 per 100,000 people
> Murders reported in 2020: 9 — 198th highest of 1,289 cities (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 566.7 — 263rd highest of 1,287 cities
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 34,409 — 287th lowest of 1,289 cities

34. Danville, Illinois
> Murder rate: 26.5 per 100,000 people
> Murders reported in 2020: 8 — 223rd highest of 1,289 cities (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 1,671.7 — 11th highest of 1,287 cities
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 30,208 — 181st lowest of 1,289 cities

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33. Albany, Georgia
> Murder rate: 26.5 per 100,000 people
> Murders reported in 2020: 19 — 107th highest of 1,289 cities (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 1,724.3 — 10th highest of 1,287 cities
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 71,567 — 466th highest of 1,289 cities

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32. South Bend, Indiana
> Murder rate: 27.4 per 100,000 people
> Murders reported in 2020: 28 — 78th highest of 1,289 cities (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 1,728.4 — 9th highest of 1,287 cities
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 102,119 — 282nd highest of 1,289 cities

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31. Washington, District of Columbia
> Murder rate: 27.8 per 100,000 people
> Murders reported in 2020: 198 — 11th highest of 1,289 cities
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 957.9 — 78th highest of 1,287 cities
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 712,816 — 20th highest of 1,289 cities

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