Special Report

The Safest Metro Area in Every State

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Colorado: Boulder
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 293.2 (Colorado: 423.1)
> Number of violent crimes: 961 (Colorado: 24,570)
> Murders reported in 2020: 4 (Colorado: 294)
> Poverty rate: 10.9% (Colorado: 9.3%)

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Connecticut: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 163.9 (Connecticut: 181.6)
> Number of violent crimes: 1,522 (Connecticut: 6,459)
> Murders reported in 2020: 40 (Connecticut: 140)
> Poverty rate: 9.1% (Connecticut: 10.0%)

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Delaware: Dover*
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 442.6 (Delaware: 431.9)
> Number of violent crimes: 813 (Delaware: 4,262)
> Murders reported in 2020: 13 (Delaware: 73)
> Poverty rate: 13.0% (Delaware: 11.3%)

*Because Dover is the only eligible metro in Delaware, it is the safest metro by default.

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Florida: Sebastian-Vero Beach
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 135.1 (Florida: 383.6)
> Number of violent crimes: 219 (Florida: 83,368)
> Murders reported in 2020: 3 (Florida: 1,290)
> Poverty rate: 12.3% (Florida: 12.7%)

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Georgia: Gainesville
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 231.4 (Georgia: 400.1)
> Number of violent crimes: 479 (Georgia: 42,850)
> Murders reported in 2020: 7 (Georgia: 943)
> Poverty rate: 14.5% (Georgia: 13.3%)