Special Report

US Metro Areas Where the Aggravated Assault Rate Is Soaring

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15. Yakima, WA
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +103.8
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 708 — 103rd highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 282.3 — 91st highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +105.6 — 16th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 385.2 — 86th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 250,873

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14. Decatur, IL
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +105.2
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 394 — 62nd lowest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 383.5 — 45th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +106.3 — 15th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 525.6 — 40th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 104,009

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13. Jonesboro, AR
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +107.2
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 681 — 105th highest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 503.0 — 21st highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +103.6 — 17th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 659.6 — 23rd highest of 212 metros
> Population: 133,860

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12. Fairbanks, AK
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +110.9
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 206 — 30th lowest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 625.7 — 11th highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +46.8 — 49th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 841.4 — 9th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 96,849

11. Danville, IL
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +115.2
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 615 — 98th lowest of 213 metros
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 822.9 — 3rd highest of 213 metros
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +114.6 — 10th highest of 209 metros
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,050.3 — 4th highest of 212 metros
> Population: 75,758

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