Special Report

American Towns Where the Aggravated Assault Rate Is Soaring

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40. Kingstree, South Carolina
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +394.4
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 22 — 717th highest of 2,899 towns (tied)
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 724.9 — 141st highest of 2,899 towns
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +229.0 — 156th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 790.8 — 184th highest of 2,898 towns
> Population: 3,096

39. Paris, Arkansas
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +395.7
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 30 — 502nd highest of 2,899 towns (tied)
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 896.9 — 85th highest of 2,899 towns
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +278.2 — 112th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 926.8 — 138th highest of 2,898 towns
> Population: 3,413

38. Green Forest, Arkansas
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +399.0
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 23 — 674th highest of 2,899 towns (tied)
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 833.3 — 104th highest of 2,899 towns
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +652.9 — 12th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,304.3 — 46th highest of 2,898 towns
> Population: 2,691

37. Marion, South Carolina
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +408.8
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 63 — 172nd highest of 2,899 towns (tied)
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 1,005.1 — 62nd highest of 2,899 towns
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +397.4 — 50th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,260.4 — 56th highest of 2,898 towns
> Population: 6,466

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36. Nome, Alaska
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +409.9
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 63 — 172nd highest of 2,899 towns (tied)
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 1,615.4 — 13th highest of 2,899 towns
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +1,460.8 — the highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 4,205.1 — the highest of 2,898 towns
> Population: 3,850

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