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24/7 Wall St.: Cities Where Violent Crime Is Soaring

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1. Redding, California

5-year Increase in Violent Crime Rate: 321.7
Violent Crime per 100,000 (2005): 475.4
Violent Crime per 100,000 (2010): 797.1
Murders per 100,000: 1.6

The number of violent crimes per 100,000 people in Redding increased by 321.7 to a staggering 797.1 — the ninth-highest violent crime rate in the country. Robberies increased by more than 25%, and cases of aggravated assault more than doubled. As reported on Redding.com, Redding police chief Peter Hanson stated, “The spike in violence could be caused by a mix of factors, including the economy and drug addiction as well as the reduction in the number of officers on the streets due to budget cuts.”

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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