Special Report

US Metro Areas Where Crime Is Soaring

40. Springfield, OH
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 54.0 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 401 — 45th lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 330 — 36th lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 300.5 — 81st lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 246.5 — 61st lowest of 209 metros
> Population: 134,083

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39. Fargo, ND-MN
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 54.0 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 871 — 101st lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 735 — 91st lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 350.7 — 103rd lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 296.7 — 88th lowest of 209 metros
> Population: 246,145

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38. Missoula, MT
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 54.6 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 489 — 58th lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 418 — 51st lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 404.0 — 81st highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 349.3 — 100th highest of 209 metros
> Population: 119,600

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37. Ann Arbor, MI
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 56.9 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 1,521 — 76th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 1,327 — 80th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 412.3 — 78th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 355.5 — 95th highest of 209 metros
> Population: 367,601

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36. Hot Springs, AR
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 59.4 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 582 — 69th lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 520 — 66th lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 583.4 — 29th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 524.0 — 38th highest of 209 metros
> Population: 99,386

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