Special Report

US Metro Areas Where the Aggravated Assault Rate Is Soaring

25. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +85.3
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 1,278 — 69th highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 338.3 — 59th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +109.5 — 13th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 475.9 — 55th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 378,923

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24. Bakersfield, CA
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +87.1
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 4,579 — 20th highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 509.9 — 19th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +71.2 — 26th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 692.3 — 16th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 900,202

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23. Twin Falls, ID
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +87.8
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 350 — 56th lowest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 308.5 — 76th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +96.6 — 18th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 383.4 — 87th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 109,784

22. Lansing-East Lansing, MI
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +88.0
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 2,074 — 41st highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 376.9 — 47th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +68.2 — 28th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 498.1 — 46th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 550,391

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21. Greeley, CO
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +89.2
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 747 — 101st highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 225.5 — 84th lowest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +108.3 — 14th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 324.2 — 90th lowest of 212 metros
> Population: 324,492

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