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The pandemic and social distancing have had unique impacts on public safety unrelated to COVID-19 infection. Through mandated lockdowns and state-ordered curfews, the impact of social isolation, increased amount of time spent at home, and rising social tensions have factored into crime data numbers this year, new research finds.

In a recent analysis, researchers from Freeway Insurance looked at crime data in metropolises with populations of 500,000 or more to identify the safest and least safe cities in the U.S. in 2020.

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