Special Report

US Metro Areas Where Crime Is Soaring

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50. Greensboro-High Point, NC
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 45.9 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 4,479 — 26th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 4,098 — 26th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 576.2 — 31st highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 530.2 — 33rd highest of 209 metros
> Population: 771,851

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49. Fairbanks, AK
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 46.8 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 277 — 27th lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 267 — 25th lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 841.4 — 9th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 794.5 — 8th highest of 209 metros
> Population: 96,849

48. Charleston-North Charleston, SC
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 48.2 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 3,657 — 31st highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 3,202 — 33rd highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 446.2 — 62nd highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 398.0 — 76th highest of 209 metros
> Population: 802,122

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47. Chico, CA
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 49.0 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 1,069 — 97th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 1,024 — 95th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 492.8 — 45th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 443.8 — 55th highest of 209 metros
> Population: 219,186

46. Grants Pass, OR
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 49.1 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 252 — 22nd lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 209 — 16th lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 287.7 — 77th lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 238.7 — 58th lowest of 209 metros
> Population: 87,487

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