Special Report

The Safest Metro Area in Every State

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Montana: Missoula
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 404.0 (Montana: 469.8)
> Number of violent crimes: 489 (Montana: 5,077)
> Murders reported in 2020: 6 (Montana: 54)
> Poverty rate: 11.5% (Montana: 12.6%)

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Nebraska: Grand Island
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 340.5 (Nebraska: 334.1)
> Number of violent crimes: 257 (Nebraska: 6,473)
> Murders reported in 2020: 0 reported (Nebraska: 69)
> Poverty rate: 10.3% (Nebraska: 9.9%)

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Nevada: Carson City
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 400.0 (Nevada: 460.3)
> Number of violent crimes: 225 (Nevada: 14,445)
> Murders reported in 2020: 1 (Nevada: 180)
> Poverty rate: 12.5% (Nevada: 12.5%)

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New Hampshire: Manchester-Nashua*
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 217.7 (New Hampshire: 146.4)
> Number of violent crimes: 913 (New Hampshire: 2,000)
> Murders reported in 2020: 5 (New Hampshire: 12)
> Poverty rate: 7.3% (New Hampshire: 7.3%)

*Because Manchester-Nashua is the only eligible metro in New Hampshire, it is the safest metro by default.

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New Jersey: Ocean City
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 168.5 (New Jersey: 195.4)
> Number of violent crimes: 154 (New Jersey: 17,353)
> Murders reported in 2020: 0 reported (New Jersey: 329)
> Poverty rate: 8.8% (New Jersey: 9.2%)