Special Report

US Metro Areas Where the Aggravated Assault Rate Is Soaring

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50. Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +53.9
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 893 — 91st highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 291.0 — 85th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +62.8 — 34th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 363.6 — 103rd highest of 212 metros
> Population: 307,707

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49. Pittsfield, MA
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +57.7
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 419 — 70th lowest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 339.0 — 57th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +50.5 — 45th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 431.2 — 69th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 124,944

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48. Missoula, MT
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +58.3
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 373 — 60th lowest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 308.1 — 77th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +54.6 — 38th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 404.0 — 84th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 119,600

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47. Gainesville, FL
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +59.5
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 1,872 — 47th highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 565.7 — 13th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +68.2 — 29th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 760.3 — 13th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 328,517

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46. Jacksonville, FL
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +59.6
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 6,019 — 15th highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 380.8 — 46th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +25.1 — 82nd highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 499.8 — 45th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 1,559,514

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