Special Report

US Metro Areas Where Murder Rate Is Soaring

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40. Charlottesville, VA
> 1-yr. change in reported homicides per 100K people: +3.6
> Homicides reported in 2020: 13 — 101st lowest of 211 metros (tied)
> Homicides per 100K people in 2020: 5.9 — 83rd highest of 211 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime per 100K people: +12.6 — 102nd lowest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 188.3 — 28th lowest of 210 metros
> Population: 218,358

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39. Fargo, ND-MN
> 1-yr. change in reported homicides per 100K people: +3.6
> Homicides reported in 2020: 14 — 98th highest of 211 metros (tied)
> Homicides per 100K people in 2020: 5.6 — 92nd highest of 211 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime per 100K people: +54.0 — 39th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 350.7 — 103rd lowest of 210 metros
> Population: 246,145

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38. Sioux Falls, SD
> 1-yr. change in reported homicides per 100K people: +3.6
> Homicides reported in 2020: 15 — 96th highest of 211 metros (tied)
> Homicides per 100K people in 2020: 5.5 — 95th highest of 211 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime per 100K people: +89.5 — 21st highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 477.7 — 53rd highest of 210 metros
> Population: 268,833

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37. Cedar Rapids, IA
> 1-yr. change in reported homicides per 100K people: +3.6
> Homicides reported in 2020: 12 — 95th lowest of 211 metros (tied)
> Homicides per 100K people in 2020: 4.4 — 90th lowest of 211 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime per 100K people: +63.4 — 33rd highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 251.9 — 59th lowest of 210 metros
> Population: 273,032

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36. Columbus, OH
> 1-yr. change in reported homicides per 100K people: +3.6
> Homicides reported in 2020: 192 — 8th highest of 211 metros
> Homicides per 100K people in 2020: 9.0 — 39th highest of 211 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime per 100K people: +26.7 — 80th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 313.2 — 85th lowest of 210 metros
> Population: 2,122,271

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