Special Report

American Towns Where the Aggravated Assault Rate Is Soaring

25. Winnfield, Louisiana
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +488.4
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 41 — 326th highest of 2,899 towns (tied)
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 976.0 — 67th highest of 2,899 towns
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +490.1 — 32nd highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,047.4 — 99th highest of 2,898 towns
> Population: 4,420

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24. Hope, Arkansas
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +489.2
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 100 — 69th highest of 2,899 towns (tied)
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 1,047.9 — 49th highest of 2,899 towns
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +554.2 — 19th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,278.4 — 50th highest of 2,898 towns
> Population: 9,768

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23. Crescent City, California
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +492.4
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 46 — 276th highest of 2,899 towns (tied)
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 686.0 — 159th highest of 2,899 towns
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +805.8 — 5th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,148.2 — 79th highest of 2,898 towns
> Population: 6,676

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22. Palm Springs, Florida
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +504.1
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 249 — 6th highest of 2,899 towns
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 978.4 — 66th highest of 2,899 towns
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +495.3 — 31st highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,131.6 — 84th highest of 2,898 towns
> Population: 24,843

21. Ecorse, Michigan
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +514.2
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 141 — 33rd highest of 2,899 towns
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 1,472.4 — 19th highest of 2,899 towns
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +556.6 — 18th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,775.3 — 17th highest of 2,898 towns
> Population: 9,432

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