Special Report

The Safest Metro Area in Every State

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Alabama: No eligible metros
> Violent crimes per 100k people: N/A (Alabama: 453.6)
> Number of violent crimes: N/A (Alabama: 22,322)
> Murders reported in 2020: N/A (Alabama: 471)
> Poverty rate: N/A (Alabama: 15.5%)

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Alaska: Fairbanks
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 841.4 (Alaska: 837.8)
> Number of violent crimes: 277 (Alaska: 6,126)
> Murders reported in 2020: 3 (Alaska: 49)
> Poverty rate: 5.9% (Alaska: 10.1%)

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Arizona: Lake Havasu City-Kingman
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 228.3 (Arizona: 484.8)
> Number of violent crimes: 490 (Arizona: 35,980)
> Murders reported in 2020: 14 (Arizona: 513)
> Poverty rate: 15.7% (Arizona: 13.5%)

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Arkansas: Hot Springs
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 583.4 (Arkansas: 671.9)
> Number of violent crimes: 582 (Arkansas: 20,363)
> Murders reported in 2020: 9 (Arkansas: 321)
> Poverty rate: 17.4% (Arkansas: 16.2%)

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California: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 200.7 (California: 442.0)
> Number of violent crimes: 1,686 (California: 174,026)
> Murders reported in 2020: 20 (California: 2,203)
> Poverty rate: 7.9% (California: 11.8%)