Special Report

US Metro Areas Where the Aggravated Assault Rate Is Soaring

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45. Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +59.8
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 9,131 — 8th highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 463.7 — 28th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +45.8 — 52nd highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 616.3 — 26th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 1,933,860

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44. Vallejo, CA
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +62.2
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 1,446 — 61st highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 323.5 — 64th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +52.8 — 43rd highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 525.7 — 39th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 447,643

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43. Ann Arbor, MI
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +62.4
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 1,145 — 75th highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 310.4 — 73rd highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +56.9 — 37th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 412.3 — 81st highest of 212 metros
> Population: 367,601

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42. Bismarck, ND
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +63.6
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 325 — 51st lowest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 250.6 — 104th lowest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +28.2 — 78th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 333.9 — 93rd lowest of 212 metros
> Population: 129,115

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41. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +64.4
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 2,284 — 36th highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 349.3 — 52nd highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +61.3 — 35th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 500.4 — 44th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 644,367

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