Special Report

US Metro Areas Where the Aggravated Assault Rate Is Soaring

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35. Chico, CA
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +72.0
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 786 — 100th highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 362.3 — 50th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +49.0 — 47th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 492.8 — 47th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 219,186

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34. Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +72.8
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 1,724 — 53rd highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 440.2 — 32nd highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +64.5 — 32nd highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 605.7 — 28th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 392,563

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33. Florence, SC
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +73.9
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 1,444 — 62nd highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 704.2 — 8th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +36.8 — 63rd highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 860.2 — 8th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 204,911

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32. Fort Wayne, IN
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +76.7
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 953 — 84th highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 229.3 — 89th lowest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +29.9 — 70th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 334.9 — 94th lowest of 212 metros
> Population: 413,263

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31. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +77.4
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 19,336 — 2nd highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 448.8 — 30th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +53.3 — 41st highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 570.2 — 34th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 4,319,629

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