Murder rate in U.S. metro areas with 250k or more residents in 2020

Rate of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter in leading U.S. metropolitan areas with populations greater than 250,000 in 2020

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September 2021


United States

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* The source only includes data for metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) where at least 75 percent of the agencies within the MSA reported data and for which the principal city/cities submitted 12 months of complete data for 2020. Accordingly, data for cities in the following large MSAs are not included: New York, Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Seattle, Denver, St Louis, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Indianapolis.

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