Special Report

US Metro Areas Where Crime Is Soaring

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45. Pittsfield, MA
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 50.5 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 533 — 63rd lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 475 — 59th lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 431.2 — 66th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 380.7 — 84th highest of 209 metros
> Population: 124,944

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44. Raleigh-Cary, NC
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 51.0 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 3,180 — 36th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 2,404 — 42nd highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 223.6 — 44th lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 172.6 — 19th lowest of 209 metros
> Population: 1,390,785

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43. Vallejo, CA
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 52.8 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 2,350 — 50th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 2,114 — 54th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 525.7 — 37th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 472.9 — 45th highest of 209 metros
> Population: 447,643

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42. Yuma, AZ
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 52.9 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 717 — 86th lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 595 — 70th lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 330.7 — 92nd lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 277.8 — 78th lowest of 209 metros
> Population: 213,787

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41. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 53.3 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 24,568 — 3rd highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 22,332 — 3rd highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 570.2 — 32nd highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 516.9 — 39th highest of 209 metros
> Population: 4,319,629

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