Special Report

American Towns Where Crime Is Soaring

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45. Miami Springs, Florida
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 410.2 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 92 — 146th highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 36 — 603rd highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 660.7 — 267th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 250.5 — 1,068th highest of 2,893 towns
> Population: 14,146

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44. Henderson, North Carolina
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 412.9 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 303 — 6th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 242 — 7th highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,038.9 — 12th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 1,626.0 — 19th highest of 2,893 towns
> Population: 14,948

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43. Bonners Ferry, Idaho
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 414.1 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 12 — 1,265th lowest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 1 — 97th lowest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 452.5 — 492nd highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 38.4 — 314th lowest of 2,893 towns
> Population: 2,594

42. Sutter Creek, California
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 417.2 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 14 — 1,408th highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 3 — 333rd lowest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 531.5 — 394th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 114.3 — 947th lowest of 2,893 towns
> Population: 2,573

41. Luling, Texas
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 429.4 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 50 — 379th highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 25 — 858th highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 844.2 — 159th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 414.8 — 556th highest of 2,893 towns
> Population: 5,830

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