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Over 300 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) are arrayed by their 2006 violent crime rates.  The rates are per 100,000 MSA residents.  Violent crimes include homicide, rape, aggravated assault, and robbery.  Source: 2006 Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

Metropolitan Statistical AreaViolent crime rate     Rank
Memphis, TN-MS-AR M.S.A.                                1262.71
Sumter, SC M.S.A.                                       1244.02
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA M.S.A.                      1187.93
Florence, SC M.S.A.                                     1160.64
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI M.S.A.               1089.85
Alexandria, LA M.S.A.                                   1067.46
Gainesville, FL M.S.A.                                  934.17
Anchorage, AK M.S.A.                                    932.38
Flint, MI M.S.A.                                        929.69
Salisbury, MD M.S.A.                                    907.610
Stockton, CA M.S.A.                                     907.211
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR M.S.A.         905.512
Jackson, TN M.S.A.                                      879.213.5
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL M.S.A.                            879.213.5
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV M.S.A.                           877.215
Lubbock, TX M.S.A.                                      869.716
Pine Bluff, AR M.S.A.                                   866.517
Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR M.S.A.                      861.418
Lawton, OK M.S.A.                                       859.619
Nashville-Davidson?Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN M.S.A      857.720
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC M.S.A.       849.421
Charleston-North Charleston, SC M.S.A.                  830.422
Baltimore-Towson, MD M.S.A.                             823.823
Baton Rouge, LA M.S.A.                                  821.124
Fairbanks, AK M.S.A.                                    819.825
Tallahassee, FL M.S.A.                                  819.026
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ M.S.A.                 810.527
Battle Creek, MI M.S.A.                                 795.128
Panama City-Lynn Haven, FL M.S.A.                       791.329
Brunswick, GA M.S.A.                                    790.430
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL M.S.A.            790.031
Albuquerque, NM M.S.A.                                  777.832
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI M.S.A.                       757.033
Ocala, FL M.S.A.                                        753.834
Lake Charles, LA M.S.A.                                 742.935
Columbia, SC M.S.A.                                     726.836
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL M.S.A.              709.237
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX M.S.A.                   707.238
Amarillo, TX M.S.A.                                     701.639
Tulsa, OK M.S.A.                                        687.640
Greenville, NC M.S.A.                                   685.641
Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL M.S.A.                    675.642
Spartanburg, SC M.S.A.                                  675.443
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL M.S.A.                670.544.5
Wichita, KS M.S.A.                                      670.544.5
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC M.S.A.                    670.246
Merced, CA M.S.A.                                       662.647
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD M.S.A.      659.248
Anderson, SC M.S.A.                                     652.549
Hot Springs, AR M.S.A.                                  650.050
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA M.S.A.                635.951
Sacramento?Arden-Arcade?Roseville, CA M.S.A.            635.652
Cleveland, TN M.S.A.                                    634.353
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL M.S.A.                   627.854
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA M.S.A.                            609.455
Durham, NC M.S.A.1                                      606.956.5
Fayetteville, NC M.S.A.                                 606.956.5
Dover, DE M.S.A.                                        604.858
Chattanooga, TN-GA M.S.A.                               599.559
Modesto, CA M.S.A.                                      599.160
Farmington, NM M.S.A.                                   596.461
Kansas City, MO-KS M.S.A.1                              595.962
Tucson, AZ M.S.A.7                                      591.863
Visalia-Porterville, CA M.S.A.                          589.064
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI M.S.A.                579.665
Corpus Christi, TX M.S.A.                               575.966
Toledo, OH M.S.A.                                       572.567
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL M.S.A.                        569.968
St. Louis, MO-IL M.S.A.                                 566.169
Clarksville, TN-KY M.S.A.                               565.070
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX M.S.A.                         564.971
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA M.S.A.             562.972
Birmingham-Hoover, AL M.S.A.                            562.573
Jonesboro, AR M.S.A.                                    561.974
Longview, TX M.S.A.                                     560.375
Atlantic City, NJ M.S.A.                                560.176
Lakeland, FL M.S.A.                                     557.577
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA M.S.A.                  556.078
Waco, TX M.S.A.                                         555.379
Rocky Mount, NC M.S.A.                                  553.280
Fresno, CA M.S.A.                                       552.881
Colorado Springs, CO M.S.A.                             550.982
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI M.S.A.                       548.883
Bakersfield, CA M.S.A.                                  548.684
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA M.S.A.                   546.985.5
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN M.S.A.                          546.985.5
Laredo, TX M.S.A.                                       545.787
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL M.S.A.           545.088
Rome, GA M.S.A.                                         542.189
Port St. Lucie, FL M.S.A.                               541.590
Tuscaloosa, AL M.S.A.                                   540.191
Winston-Salem, NC M.S.A.                                540.092
Madera, CA M.S.A.                                       539.393
Huntsville, AL M.S.A.                                   539.094
Flagstaff, AZ M.S.A.                                    536.595.5
Lawrence, KS M.S.A.                                     536.595.5
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX M.S.A.                  534.397
Burlington, NC M.S.A.                                   529.598
Macon, GA M.S.A.                                        528.799
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA M.S.A.2              527.3100
Fort Smith, AR-OK M.S.A.                                522.5101
Odessa, TX M.S.A.                                       522.1102
Monroe, LA M.S.A.                                       521.5103
Goldsboro, NC M.S.A.                                    515.7104
Oklahoma City, OK M.S.A.                                515.4105
Knoxville, TN M.S.A.                                    513.5106
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY M.S.A.                        512.6107
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ M.S.A.                      509.9108
Reno-Sparks, NV M.S.A.                                  509.7109
Greensboro-High Point, NC M.S.A.                        504.7110
San Antonio, TX M.S.A.                                  497.0111
Columbus, GA-AL M.S.A.                                  490.9112
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA M.S.A.             489.2113
College Station-Bryan, TX M.S.A.                        486.9114
Trenton-Ewing, NJ M.S.A.                                485.9115
Springfield, MO M.S.A.                                  485.5116
Salinas, CA M.S.A.                                      484.4117
Gadsden, AL M.S.A.                                      479.2118
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV M.S.A      478.2119
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI M.S.A.                          477.2120
Yuba City, CA M.S.A.                                    475.1121
Las Cruces, NM M.S.A.                                   465.1122
Tyler, TX M.S.A.                                        464.3123
Yuma, AZ M.S.A.                                         463.9124
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC M.S.A.       462.3125
Punta Gorda, FL M.S.A.                                  461.3126
Wilmington, NC M.S.A.                                   460.4127
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH M.S.A.                      459.7128
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA M.S.A.                          459.5129
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA M.S.A.                458.7130
Jackson, MS M.S.A.                                      456.1131
Lexington-Fayette, KY M.S.A.1                           453.8132
Lincoln, NE M.S.A.                                      452.5133
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA M.S.A.                 452.0134
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI M.S.A.                            450.2135
Pittsfield, MA M.S.A.                                   448.5136
Santa Fe, NM M.S.A.                                     445.5137
Naples-Marco Island, FL M.S.A.                          440.7138
Columbia, MO M.S.A.                                     439.8139
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA      438.4140
Dubuque, IA M.S.A.                                      437.5141
Pueblo, CO M.S.A.                                       437.1142
Springfield, OH M.S.A.                                  434.9143
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA M.S.A.             433.3144
Montgomery, AL M.S.A.                                   433.0145
Morristown, TN M.S.A.                                   431.8146
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX M.S.A.                        431.3147
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA M.S.A.                       429.9148
Lansing-East Lansing, MI M.S.A.                         428.7149
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI M.S.A.                         428.1150
Lima, OH M.S.A.                                         427.8151
Denver-Aurora, CO M.S.A.                                427.7152
Prescott, AZ M.S.A.                                     427.5153
Columbus, OH M.S.A.                                     426.3154
Valdosta, GA M.S.A.                                     424.9155
El Centro, CA M.S.A.                                    421.7156
Roanoke, VA M.S.A.                                      420.1157
Joplin, MO M.S.A.                                       419.4158
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA M.S.A.                      416.2159
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA M.S.A.                      415.9160
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA M.S.A.                         414.2161
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN M.S.A.               404.2162
Albany, GA M.S.A.                                       402.2163
Spokane, WA M.S.A.                                      401.3164
Jackson, MI M.S.A.                                      400.7165
Charleston, WV M.S.A.                                   397.8166
Mobile, AL M.S.A.                                       393.5167
Topeka, KS M.S.A.                                       392.3168
Abilene, TX M.S.A.1                                     391.9169
San Angelo, TX M.S.A.                                   390.4170
Victoria, TX M.S.A.                                     389.5171
Warner Robins, GA M.S.A.                                387.8172
Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, FL M.S.A.           383.3173
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC M.S.A.                   382.1174
Johnson City, TN M.S.A.                                 382.0175
Reading, PA M.S.A.                                      379.2176
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX M.S.A.                     378.5177
Richmond, VA M.S.A.                                     378.1178
El Paso, TX M.S.A.                                      377.9179
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI M.S.A.                      376.2180
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY M.S.A.                      371.8181
Cumberland, MD-WV M.S.A.                                369.7182.5
Hanford-Corcoran, CA M.S.A.                             369.7182.5
Dothan, AL M.S.A.                                       368.6184
Jefferson City, MO M.S.A.                               367.8185
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN M.S.A.                  364.7186
Chico, CA M.S.A.                                        364.2187
Rochester, NY M.S.A.                                    361.3188
Pittsburgh, PA M.S.A.                                   359.9189
Raleigh-Cary, NC M.S.A.                                 359.8190
Jacksonville, NC M.S.A.1                                358.2191
Redding, CA M.S.A.                                      357.0192
Greeley, CO M.S.A.                                      356.7193
Midland, TX M.S.A.                                      354.9194
Wichita Falls, TX M.S.A.                                354.3195
Bowling Green, KY M.S.A.                                351.3196
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA M.S.A.1                  348.2197
Ocean City, NJ M.S.A.                                   346.2198
Napa, CA M.S.A.                                         345.6199
Salt Lake City, UT M.S.A.                               345.4200
Austin-Round Rock, TX M.S.A.                            345.3201
Coeur d'Alene, ID M.S.A.                                344.3202
Muncie, IN M.S.A.                                       344.1203
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA M.S.A.                          338.5204
Sandusky, OH M.S.A.                                     337.7205
Carson City, NV M.S.A.                                  336.6206
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV M.S.A.                    335.6207
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD M.S.A.                             329.9208
Athens-Clarke County, GA M.S.A.                         329.8209
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA M.S.A.                         327.5210
Dayton, OH M.S.A.                                       325.2211
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA M.S.A.              323.8212
Dalton, GA M.S.A.                                       323.7213
Syracuse, NY M.S.A.                                     322.9214
Pocatello, ID M.S.A.                                    321.0215
Yakima, WA M.S.A.                                       320.9216
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO M.S.A.            319.3217
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA M.S.A.               316.6218
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT M.S.A.         315.4219
Ann Arbor, MI M.S.A.                                    310.9220
Altoona, PA M.S.A.                                      304.2221
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ M.S.A.                     303.1222
Scranton?Wilkes-Barre, PA M.S.A.                        302.7223
Lebanon, PA M.S.A.                                      302.3224
Honolulu, HI M.S.A.                                     300.8225
Kokomo, IN M.S.A.                                       297.9226
Longview, WA M.S.A.                                     293.9227
Erie, PA M.S.A.                                         293.6228
Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, WA M.S.A.                     289.6229
Boise City-Nampa, ID M.S.A.                             288.3230
Asheville, NC M.S.A.                                    286.0231
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA M.S.A.                  285.5232
Charlottesville, VA M.S.A.                              283.2233
Iowa City, IA M.S.A.                                    282.9234
Salem, OR M.S.A.                                        281.4235
Kingston, NY M.S.A.                                     280.0236
Grand Junction, CO M.S.A.                               278.1237
Utica-Rome, NY M.S.A.                                   277.6238
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA M.S.A.                 276.7239
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY M.S.A.             275.9240
Decatur, AL M.S.A.                                      275.2241
St. Joseph, MO-KS M.S.A.1                               272.7242
Racine, WI M.S.A.                                       271.3243
Rapid City, SD M.S.A.                                   269.5244
Great Falls, MT M.S.A.                                  268.9245
Eugene-Springfield, OR M.S.A.                           267.1246
Missoula, MT M.S.A.                                     266.2247
Hattiesburg, MS M.S.A.1                                 263.3248
Madison, WI M.S.A.                                      261.8249
Evansville, IN-KY M.S.A.                                259.1250.5
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO M.S.A.                        259.1250.5
Bay City, MI M.S.A.                                     257.5252
Olympia, WA M.S.A.                                      256.0253
Ames, IA M.S.A.                                         255.0254
Idaho Falls, ID M.S.A.                                  253.4255
Gainesville, GA M.S.A.                                  253.1256
Sherman-Denison, TX M.S.A.                              249.7257
Pascagoula, MS M.S.A.                                   247.7258
Danville, VA M.S.A.                                     247.5259
Medford, OR M.S.A.                                      247.3260
Palm Coast, FL M.S.A.                                   245.8261
Johnstown, PA M.S.A.                                    244.9262
Morgantown, WV M.S.A.                                   240.0263
Mansfield, OH M.S.A.                                    239.6264
Casper, WY M.S.A.                                       239.4265
Bloomington, IN M.S.A.                                  237.6266
Janesville, WI M.S.A.                                   235.3267
Lynchburg, VA M.S.A.                                    232.0268
Bellingham, WA M.S.A.                                   231.5269
Lafayette, IN M.S.A.                                    230.3270
Sioux Falls, SD M.S.A.                                  229.6271
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH M.S.A.                     229.0272
Winchester, VA-WV M.S.A.                                227.8273
Green Bay, WI M.S.A.                                    227.1274
Monroe, MI M.S.A.                                       226.0275
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA M.S.A.                       225.0276
Michigan City-La Porte, IN M.S.A.                       224.7277
Bend, OR M.S.A.                                         217.8278
Lancaster, PA M.S.A.                                    216.3279
Fort Wayne, IN M.S.A.5                                  215.4280
Elmira, NY M.S.A.                                       215.0281
Cedar Rapids, IA M.S.A.                                 214.4282
Elkhart-Goshen, IN M.S.A.                               213.6283
Binghamton, NY M.S.A.                                   212.4284.5
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA M.S.A.            212.4284.5
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI M.S.A.                               205.5286
Columbus, IN M.S.A.                                     205.3287
Holland-Grand Haven, MI M.S.A.                          204.5288
Wenatchee, WA M.S.A.                                    200.8289
Cheyenne, WY M.S.A.                                     195.1290
Bismarck, ND M.S.A.                                     192.5291
Fond du Lac, WI M.S.A.                                  188.6292
Billings, MT M.S.A.                                     183.8293
Ogden-Clearfield, UT M.S.A.                             171.3294
Wheeling, WV-OH M.S.A.                                  168.6295
Williamsport, PA M.S.A.                                 167.1296
Glens Falls, NY M.S.A.                                  159.0297
Wausau, WI M.S.A.                                       158.4298
Manchester-Nashua, NH M.S.A.                            157.4299
Elizabethtown, KY M.S.A.                                156.9300
Ithaca, NY M.S.A.                                       153.6301
Harrisonburg, VA M.S.A.                                 153.4302
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME M.S.A.            138.8303
Lewiston-Auburn, ME M.S.A.                              135.1304
Eau Claire, WI M.S.A.                                   130.0305
Lewiston, ID-WA M.S.A.                                  119.1306
Sheboygan, WI M.S.A.                                    116.5307
State College, PA M.S.A.                                102.4308
Provo-Orem, UT M.S.A.                                   93.5309
Bangor, ME M.S.A.                                       75.5310.5
Logan, UT-ID M.S.A.                                     75.5310.5

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