Special Report

American Towns Where the Aggravated Assault Rate Is Soaring

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15. Osceola, Arkansas
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +563.3
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 180 — 16th highest of 2,899 towns
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 2,757.8 — 2nd highest of 2,899 towns
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +402.3 — 48th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,987.6 — 3rd highest of 2,898 towns
> Population: 6,908

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14. West Memphis, Arkansas
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +581.5
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 524 — the highest of 2,899 towns
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 2,164.8 — 5th highest of 2,899 towns
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +523.5 — 25th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 2,507.7 — 5th highest of 2,898 towns
> Population: 24,823

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13. Chattahoochee, Florida
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +582.5
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 31 — 479th highest of 2,899 towns (tied)
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 981.9 — 65th highest of 2,899 towns
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +512.7 — 29th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,045.3 — 102nd highest of 2,898 towns
> Population: 3,113

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12. Davis, Oklahoma
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +615.9
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 21 — 750th highest of 2,899 towns (tied)
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 718.9 — 144th highest of 2,899 towns
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +512.8 — 27th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 718.9 — 212th highest of 2,898 towns
> Population: 2,836

11. Mount Healthy, Ohio
> Change in reported aggravated assault rate, 2019-2020: +617.4
> Aggravated assaults reported in 2020: 56 — 207th highest of 2,899 towns (tied)
> Aggravated assaults per 100K people in 2020: 832.2 — 105th highest of 2,899 towns
> 1-yr. change in all violent crime: +627.2 — 14th highest of 2,893 towns
> Violent crimes per 100K people in 2020: 1,040.3 — 104th highest of 2,898 towns
> Population: 6,767

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