Special Report

The City With the Fewest Assaults in Every State

Alabama: Enterprise*
> Assaults per 100k people: 350.0 (Alabama: 357.1)
> Number of assaults: 100 (Alabama: 17,577)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 448.0 (Alabama: 453.6)
> Poverty rate: 14.8% (Alabama: 16.7%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 28,569 (Alabama: 4,921,532)

*Because Enterprise is the only eligible city in Alabama, it is the city with the fewest assaults by default.

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Alaska: Juneau
> Assaults per 100k people: 560.7 (Alaska: 578.9)
> Number of assaults: 179 (Alaska: 4,233)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 927.2 (Alaska: 837.8)
> Poverty rate: 7.7% (Alaska: 10.7%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 31,925 (Alaska: 731,158)

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Arizona: Oro Valley
> Assaults per 100k people: 34.3 (Arizona: 350.2)
> Number of assaults: 16 (Arizona: 25,993)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 57.9 (Arizona: 484.8)
> Poverty rate: 6.1% (Arizona: 15.1%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 46,634 (Arizona: 7,421,401)

Arkansas: Bella Vista
> Assaults per 100k people: 133.8 (Arkansas: 535.8)
> Number of assaults: 39 (Arkansas: 16,239)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 188.8 (Arkansas: 671.9)
> Poverty rate: 4.3% (Arkansas: 17.0%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 29,138 (Arkansas: 3,030,522)

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California: Lafayette
> Assaults per 100k people: 14.8 (California: 288.7)
> Number of assaults: 4 (California: 113,646)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 55.6 (California: 442.0)
> Poverty rate: 3.4% (California: 13.4%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 26,965 (California: 39,368,078)