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Odessa Ranked #1 For Violent Crime Rate

According to the FBI, Odessa has the highest violent crime rate in the U.S.
ODESSA -- A West Texas city is ranked number one on an FBI ranking.

According to the FBI, Odessa has the highest violent crime rate in the U.S.

The agency attributes that to the rapid economic growth and large influx of people. And it defines violent crime as: murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

But according to the FBI data, the country as a whole is becoming safer. Over the last 20 years, the FBI reports the violent crime rate has dropped by almost half.

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