Special Report

The Safest Metro Area in Every State

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Oklahoma: Enid
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 415.8 (Oklahoma: 458.6)
> Number of violent crimes: 254 (Oklahoma: 18,255)
> Murders reported in 2020: 4 (Oklahoma: 296)
> Poverty rate: 10.1% (Oklahoma: 15.2%)

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Oregon: Albany-Lebanon
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 149.3 (Oregon: 291.9)
> Number of violent crimes: 195 (Oregon: 12,380)
> Murders reported in 2020: 7 (Oregon: 125)
> Poverty rate: 13.3% (Oregon: 11.4%)

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Pennsylvania: No eligible metros
> Violent crimes per 100k people: N/A (Pennsylvania: 389.5)
> Number of violent crimes: N/A (Pennsylvania: 49,793)
> Murders reported in 2020: N/A (Pennsylvania: 1,009)
> Poverty rate: N/A (Pennsylvania: 12.0%)

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Rhode Island: Providence-Warwick*
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 285.6 (Rhode Island: 230.8)
> Number of violent crimes: 4,630 (Rhode Island: 2,440)
> Murders reported in 2020: 41 (Rhode Island: 32)
> Poverty rate: 11.0% (Rhode Island: 10.8%)

*Because Providence-Warwick is the only eligible metro in Rhode Island, it is the safest metro by default.

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South Carolina: Hilton Head Island-Bluffton
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 326.9 (South Carolina: 530.7)
> Number of violent crimes: 741 (South Carolina: 27,691)
> Murders reported in 2020: 22 (South Carolina: 549)
> Poverty rate: 10.8% (South Carolina: 13.8%)