Special Report

The Safest Metro Area in Every State

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Massachusetts: Boston-Cambridge-Newton
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 253.8 (Massachusetts: 308.8)
> Number of violent crimes: 12,399 (Massachusetts: 21,288)
> Murders reported in 2020: 109 (Massachusetts: 160)
> Poverty rate: 8.6% (Massachusetts: 9.4%)

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Michigan: Midland
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 144.9 (Michigan: 478.0)
> Number of violent crimes: 120 (Michigan: 47,641)
> Murders reported in 2020: 1 (Michigan: 754)
> Poverty rate: 9.3% (Michigan: 13.0%)

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Minnesota: Mankato
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 187.0 (Minnesota: 277.5)
> Number of violent crimes: 191 (Minnesota: 15,698)
> Murders reported in 2020: 1 (Minnesota: 190)
> Poverty rate: 16.1% (Minnesota: 9.0%)

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Mississippi: Hattiesburg*
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 249.8 (Mississippi: 291.2)
> Number of violent crimes: 422 (Mississippi: 8,638)
> Murders reported in 2020: 10 (Mississippi: 315)
> Poverty rate: 22.5% (Mississippi: 19.6%)

*Because Hattiesburg is the only eligible metro in Mississippi, it is the safest metro by default.

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Missouri: Jefferson City
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 165.9 (Missouri: 542.7)
> Number of violent crimes: 251 (Missouri: 33,385)
> Murders reported in 2020: 4 (Missouri: 723)
> Poverty rate: 10.8% (Missouri: 12.9%)