Special Report

The Safest Metro Area in Every State

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South Dakota: Sioux Falls
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 477.7 (South Dakota: 501.4)
> Number of violent crimes: 1,304 (South Dakota: 4,476)
> Murders reported in 2020: 15 (South Dakota: 40)
> Poverty rate: 7.7% (South Dakota: 11.9%)

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Tennessee: Johnson City
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 306.1 (Tennessee: 672.7)
> Number of violent crimes: 625 (Tennessee: 46,328)
> Murders reported in 2020: 6 (Tennessee: 663)
> Poverty rate: 17.9% (Tennessee: 13.9%)

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Texas: McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 274.8 (Texas: 446.5)
> Number of violent crimes: 2,408 (Texas: 131,084)
> Murders reported in 2020: 35 (Texas: 1,931)
> Poverty rate: 27.3% (Texas: 13.6%)

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Utah: Logan
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 118.2 (Utah: 260.7)
> Number of violent crimes: 170 (Utah: 8,471)
> Murders reported in 2020: 1 (Utah: 102)
> Poverty rate: 14.7% (Utah: 8.9%)

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Vermont: Burlington-South Burlington*
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 198.4 (Vermont: 173.4)
> Number of violent crimes: 439 (Vermont: 1,081)
> Murders reported in 2020: 5 (Vermont: 14)
> Poverty rate: 11.4% (Vermont: 10.2%)

*Because Burlington-South Burlington is the only eligible metro in Vermont, it is the safest metro by default.