Special Report

US Metro Areas Where Crime Is Soaring

25. Idaho Falls, ID
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 79.1 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 439 — 52nd lowest of 209 metros (tied)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 310 — 32nd lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 283.6 — 74th lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 204.5 — 35th lowest of 209 metros
> Population: 151,516

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24. New Bern, NC
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 79.6 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 451 — 55th lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 355 — 40th lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 363.8 — 99th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 284.3 — 83rd lowest of 209 metros
> Population: 127,904

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23. Springfield, IL
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 82.6 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 1,369 — 83rd highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 1,205 — 84th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 666.5 — 17th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 584.0 — 20th highest of 209 metros
> Population: 207,003

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22. Grand Junction, CO
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 83.1 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 565 — 66th lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 435 — 54th lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 366.6 — 95th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 283.5 — 82nd lowest of 209 metros
> Population: 154,210

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21. Sioux Falls, SD
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 89.5 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 1,304 — 88th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 1,043 — 94th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 477.7 — 52nd highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 388.1 — 79th highest of 209 metros
> Population: 268,833

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