Special Report

US Metro Areas Where the Aggravated Assault Rate Is Soaring

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5. Saginaw, MI
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +151.2
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 1,234 — 70th highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 653.3 — 10th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +171.0 — 3rd highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 794.6 — 11th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 190,539

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4. Pueblo, CO
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +160.6
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 791 — 99th highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 469.8 — 26th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: N/A
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 722.2 — 15th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 168,424

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3. Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +162.4
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 5,748 — 17th highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 769.4 — 6th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +156.6 — 4th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 938.8 — 7th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 744,483

2. Pine Bluff, AR
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +235.9
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 801 — 97th highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 925.6 — 2nd highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +202.4 — 2nd highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,097.8 — 3rd highest of 212 metros
> Population: 89,437

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1. Monroe, LA
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +499.0
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 2,236 — 37th highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 1,123.2 — the highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +496.0 — the highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,308.5 — the highest of 212 metros
> Population: 200,261

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