Special Report

States Where Crime Is Soaring

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35. Virginia
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 0.7 fewer crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 17,925 (25th highest)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 17,916 (23rd highest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 208.7 (6th lowest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 209.4 (6th lowest)
> Population: 8,535,519

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34. California
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 0.1 fewer crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 174,026 (the highest)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 174,341 (the highest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 442.0 (16th highest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 442.1 (12th highest)
> Population: 39,512,223

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33. New York
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 2.8 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 70,339 (4th highest)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 70,260 (4th highest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 363.8 (25th lowest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 361.0 (25th highest)
> Population: 19,453,561

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32. Florida
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 5.4 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 83,368 (3rd highest)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 81,291 (3rd highest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 383.6 (25th highest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 378.2 (23rd highest)
> Population: 21,477,737

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31. Rhode Island
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 8.1 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 2,440 (5th lowest)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 2,357 (6th lowest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 230.8 (7th lowest)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 222.7 (9th lowest)
> Population: 1,059,361

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