Special Report

The City With the Highest Robbery Rate in Every State

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South Dakota: Rapid City
> Robberies per 100k people: 79.9 (South Dakota: 30.7)
> Number of robberies: 115 (South Dakota: 274)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 665.1 (South Dakota: 501.4)
> Poverty rate: 11.0% (South Dakota: 11.9%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 143,884 (South Dakota: 892,717)

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Tennessee: Memphis
> Robberies per 100k people: 176.8 (Tennessee: 81.0)
> Number of robberies: 2,384 (Tennessee: 5,575)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 1,358.8 (Tennessee: 672.7)
> Poverty rate: 15.4% (Tennessee: 13.9%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 1,348,509 (Tennessee: 6,886,834)

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Texas: Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
> Robberies per 100k people: 167.9 (Texas: 91.4)
> Number of robberies: 12,057 (Texas: 26,834)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 631.8 (Texas: 446.5)
> Poverty rate: 12.9% (Texas: 13.6%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 7,180,258 (Texas: 29,360,759)

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Utah: Salt Lake City
> Robberies per 100k people: 77.1 (Utah: 41.9)
> Number of robberies: 961 (Utah: 1,362)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 384.0 (Utah: 260.7)
> Poverty rate: 8.6% (Utah: 8.9%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 1,246,234 (Utah: 3,249,879)

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Vermont: Burlington-South Burlington*
> Robberies per 100k people: 14.5 (Vermont: 10.3)
> Number of robberies: 32 (Vermont: 64)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 198.4 (Vermont: 173.4)
> Poverty rate: 11.4% (Vermont: 10.2%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 221,248 (Vermont: 623,347)

*Because Burlington-South Burlington is the only eligible metro in Vermont, it is the metro with the most robberies by default.

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