Special Report

American Towns Where Crime Is Soaring

40. Bogalusa, Louisiana
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 430.5 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 193 — 24th highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 147 — 42nd highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,689.0 — 21st highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 1,258.5 — 45th highest of 2,893 towns
> Population: 11,673

39. Dumas, Arkansas
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 435.9 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 32 — 703rd highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 15 — 1,321st highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 803.2 — 175th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 367.3 — 672nd highest of 2,893 towns
> Population: 4,173

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38. Pierre, South Dakota
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 458.0 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 128 — 77th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 65 — 260th highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 921.7 — 140th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 463.7 — 455th highest of 2,893 towns
> Population: 13,961

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37. Havana, Illinois
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 459.9 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 45 — 457th highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 32 — 666th highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,523.4 — 32nd highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 1,063.5 — 76th highest of 2,893 towns
> Population: 3,197

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36. Oscoda, Michigan
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 460.1 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 50 — 379th highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 19 — 1,102nd highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 741.7 — 206th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 281.6 — 936th highest of 2,893 towns
> Population: 6,803

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