Special Report

States Where Murders Are Up the Most in the Last Decade

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44. Nebraska
> 10 yr. increase in homicides: 1.5%
> Total homicides; 2020: 69 (12th fewest)
> Homicide rate; 2020: 3.6 per 100,000 people (14th lowest)
> Total homicides; 2011: 68 (15th fewest)
> Homicide rate; 2011: 3.7 per 100,000 people (21st lowest)
> Population; 2020: 1,937,552 (14th smallest)

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43. New Mexico
> 10 yr. increase in homicides: 3.8%
> Total homicides; 2020: 164 (21st fewest)
> Homicide rate; 2020: 7.8 per 100,000 people (13th highest)
> Total homicides; 2011: 158 (25th fewest)
> Homicide rate; 2011: 7.6 per 100,000 people (3rd highest)
> Population; 2020: 2,106,319 (15th smallest)

42. New York
> 10 yr. increase in homicides: 5.1%
> Total homicides; 2020: 808 (9th most)
> Homicide rate; 2020: 4.2 per 100,000 people (18th lowest)
> Total homicides; 2011: 769 (5th most)
> Homicide rate; 2011: 3.9 per 100,000 people (24th lowest)
> Population; 2020: 19,336,776 (4th largest)

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41. Connecticut
> 10 yr. increase in homicides: 8.5%
> Total homicides; 2020: 140 (19th fewest)
> Homicide rate; 2020: 3.9 per 100,000 people (17th lowest)
> Total homicides; 2011: 129 (20th fewest)
> Homicide rate; 2011: 3.6 per 100,000 people (20th lowest)
> Population; 2020: 3,557,006 (22nd smallest)

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40. Idaho
> 10 yr. increase in homicides: 17.1%
> Total homicides; 2020: 41 (9th fewest)
> Homicide rate; 2020: 2.2 per 100,000 people (3rd lowest)
> Total homicides; 2011: 35 (11th fewest)
> Homicide rate; 2011: 2.2 per 100,000 people (10th lowest)
> Population; 2020: 1,826,913 (13th smallest)

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