Special Report

The City With the Fewest Assaults in Every State

Massachusetts: Franklin Town
> Assaults per 100k people: 14.6 (Massachusetts: 235.9)
> Number of assaults: 5 (Massachusetts: 16,262)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 17.5 (Massachusetts: 308.8)
> Poverty rate: 4.0% (Massachusetts: 10.3%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 34,281 (Massachusetts: 6,893,574)

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Michigan: Royal Oak
> Assaults per 100k people: 45.4 (Michigan: 365.1)
> Number of assaults: 27 (Michigan: 36,384)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 70.6 (Michigan: 478.0)
> Poverty rate: 6.6% (Michigan: 14.4%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 59,506 (Michigan: 9,966,555)

Minnesota: Cottage Grove
> Assaults per 100k people: 15.8 (Minnesota: 166.5)
> Number of assaults: 6 (Minnesota: 9,420)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 55.4 (Minnesota: 277.5)
> Poverty rate: 2.3% (Minnesota: 9.7%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 37,940 (Minnesota: 5,657,342)

Mississippi: Clinton
> Assaults per 100k people: 28.7 (Mississippi: 194.0)
> Number of assaults: 7 (Mississippi: 5,756)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 65.7 (Mississippi: 291.2)
> Poverty rate: 12.6% (Mississippi: 20.3%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 24,349 (Mississippi: 2,966,786)

Missouri: Ballwin
> Assaults per 100k people: 49.9 (Missouri: 413.3)
> Number of assaults: 15 (Missouri: 25,426)
> Violent crimes per 100k people: 63.2 (Missouri: 542.7)
> Poverty rate: 3.6% (Missouri: 13.7%)
> Population within reporting jurisdiction: 30,044 (Missouri: 6,151,548)