Special Report

States Where Crime Is Soaring

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50. Maryland
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 54.5 fewer crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 24,215 (17th highest)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 27,511 (14th highest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 399.9 (23rd highest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 454.4 (10th highest)
> Population: 6,045,680

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49. Alabama
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 51.1 fewer crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 22,322 (20th highest)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 24,769 (18th highest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 453.6 (14th highest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 504.7 (7th highest)
> Population: 4,903,185

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48. New Mexico
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 45.8 fewer crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 16,393 (24th lowest)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 17,302 (25th lowest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 778.3 (2nd highest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 824.0 (2nd highest)
> Population: 2,096,829

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47. Nevada
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 35.8 fewer crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 14,445 (22nd lowest)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 15,334 (23rd lowest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 460.3 (12th highest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 496.1 (9th highest)
> Population: 3,080,156

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46. Vermont
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 33.8 fewer crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 1,081 (the lowest)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 1,293 (2nd lowest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 173.4 (3rd lowest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 207.2 (5th lowest)
> Population: 623,989

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