Special Report

US Metro Areas Where the Aggravated Assault Rate Is Soaring

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30. Rapid City, SD
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +77.8
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 616 — 99th lowest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 428.1 — 35th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +132.9 — 7th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 665.1 — 19th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 142,191

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29. Grand Junction, CO
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +80.9
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 417 — 69th lowest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 270.6 — 94th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +83.1 — 22nd highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 366.6 — 98th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 154,210

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28. Sioux Falls, SD
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +83.1
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 1,056 — 79th highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 386.8 — 42nd highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +89.5 — 21st highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 477.7 — 54th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 268,833

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27. Sioux City, IA-NE-SD
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +83.7
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 455 — 74th lowest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 314.8 — 71st highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +112.7 — 12th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 428.3 — 73rd highest of 212 metros
> Population: 144,670

26. Burlington, NC
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +84.4
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 663 — 105th lowest of 213 metros (tied)
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 386.2 — 43rd highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +70.1 — 27th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 477.7 — 53rd highest of 212 metros
> Population: 169,509

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