Special Report

US Metro Areas Where the Aggravated Assault Rate Is Soaring

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20. Sumter, SC
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +93.0
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 974 — 83rd highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 693.7 — 9th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +93.4 — 19th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 812.0 — 10th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 140,466

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19. Dubuque, IA
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +96.7
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 173 — 23rd lowest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 177.3 — 58th lowest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +134.2 — 6th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 268.6 — 65th lowest of 212 metros
> Population: 97,311

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18. Springfield, IL
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +97.3
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 1,008 — 81st highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 490.8 — 22nd highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +82.6 — 23rd highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 666.5 — 18th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 207,003

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17. Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +103.0
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 468 — 76th lowest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 315.0 — 70th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +28.4 — 74th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 450.2 — 61st highest of 212 metros
> Population: 149,527

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16. Alexandria, LA
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +103.2
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 1,190 — 74th highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 786.7 — 5th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +118.6 — 9th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 967.8 — 6th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 152,037

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