Special Report

The Safest Metro Area in Every State

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Hawaii: Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina*
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 226.7 (Hawaii: 254.2)
> Number of violent crimes: 379 (Hawaii: 3,576)
> Murders reported in 2020: 5 (Hawaii: 41)
> Poverty rate: 11.9% (Hawaii: 9.3%)

*Because Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina is the only eligible metro in Hawaii, it is the safest metro by default.

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Idaho: Lewiston
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 184.4 (Idaho: 242.6)
> Number of violent crimes: 117 (Idaho: 4,432)
> Murders reported in 2020: 3 (Idaho: 41)
> Poverty rate: 11.2% (Idaho: 11.2%)

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Illinois: Bloomington
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 282.8 (Illinois: 425.9)
> Number of violent crimes: 483 (Illinois: 53,612)
> Murders reported in 2020: 1 (Illinois: 1,151)
> Poverty rate: 15.7% (Illinois: 11.5%)

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Indiana: Fort Wayne
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 334.9 (Indiana: 357.7)
> Number of violent crimes: 1,392 (Indiana: 24,161)
> Murders reported in 2020: 41 (Indiana: 505)
> Poverty rate: 10.2% (Indiana: 11.9%)

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Iowa: Ames
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 183.8 (Iowa: 303.5)
> Number of violent crimes: 228 (Iowa: 9,601)
> Murders reported in 2020: 1 (Iowa: 111)
> Poverty rate: 15.6% (Iowa: 11.2%)