Special Report

American Towns Where Crime Is Soaring

35. Westwego, Louisiana
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 460.9 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 58 — 309th highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 20 — 1,050th highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 698.5 — 224th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 237.7 — 1,127th highest of 2,893 towns
> Population: 8,438

34. Elizabethtown, North Carolina
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 462.3 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 32 — 703rd highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 17 — 1,191st highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 955.5 — 121st highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 493.2 — 411th highest of 2,893 towns
> Population: 3,464

33. Wadesboro, North Carolina
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 481.4 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 124 — 79th highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 99 — 114th highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,375.0 — 7th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 1,893.6 — 15th highest of 2,893 towns
> Population: 5,305

32. Winnfield, Louisiana
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 490.1 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 44 — 470th highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 24 — 888th highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,047.4 — 99th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 557.2 — 331st highest of 2,893 towns
> Population: 4,420

31. Palm Springs, Florida
> 1-yr. change in violent crime rate: 495.3 more crimes per 100k people
> Violent crimes reported in 2020: 288 — 8th highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes reported in 2019: 161 — 33rd highest of 2,893 towns (tied)
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,131.6 — 84th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2019: 636.3 — 255th highest of 2,893 towns
> Population: 24,843

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