Special Report

The City With the Highest Robbery Rate in Every State

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Massachusetts: Springfield
> Robberies per 100k people: 78.7 (Massachusetts: 43.7)
> Number of robberies: 546 (Massachusetts: 3,015)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 463.4 (Massachusetts: 308.8)
> Poverty rate: 12.6% (Massachusetts: 9.4%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 693,972 (Massachusetts: 6,893,574)

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Michigan: Kalamazoo-Portage
> Robberies per 100k people: 74.9 (Michigan: 44.5)
> Number of robberies: 199 (Michigan: 4,438)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 663.3 (Michigan: 478.0)
> Poverty rate: 13.4% (Michigan: 13.0%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 265,804 (Michigan: 9,966,555)

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Minnesota: Duluth
> Robberies per 100k people: 23.3 (Minnesota: 68.5)
> Number of robberies: 67 (Minnesota: 3,877)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 211.1 (Minnesota: 277.5)
> Poverty rate: 12.4% (Minnesota: 9.0%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 287,596 (Minnesota: 5,657,342)

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Mississippi: Hattiesburg*
> Robberies per 100k people: 25.5 (Mississippi: 47.8)
> Number of robberies: 43 (Mississippi: 1,419)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 249.8 (Mississippi: 291.2)
> Poverty rate: 22.5% (Mississippi: 19.6%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 168,941 (Mississippi: 2,966,786)

*Because Hattiesburg is the only eligible metro in Mississippi, it is the metro with the most robberies by default.

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Missouri: Springfield
> Robberies per 100k people: 85.5 (Missouri: 74.4)
> Number of robberies: 405 (Missouri: 4,575)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 631.6 (Missouri: 542.7)
> Poverty rate: 15.4% (Missouri: 12.9%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 473,913 (Missouri: 6,151,548)