Most Dangerous Cities In America

Saturday, Jul 18, 2020, 6:33 pm
By:Tony Williams

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1.New Haven, Conn

This is maybe going to surprise a few people, but this city is indeed one of the most dangerous in the entire United States. Its robbery statistics make it the eighth highest in the country and even though its murder count is lower, there is still a problem with assaults in the city.



New Haven, Conn-Most Dangerous Cities In America


2.Buffalo

Buffalo is moving in the right direction because its crime rate has been dropping on a regular basis and that is certainly a good sign. However, it is still at 1,238 for every 100,000 people and obviously that is still far too high, but there is still quite a lot of poverty, so it is tough to get it lower.



Buffalo-Most Dangerous Cities In America

3.Cleveland

This city is facing real economic decline and that has brought a lot of problems to it. The violent crime rate has remained quite static over the last couple of years as it sits at 1,363 per 100,000 people, however, they did see their murder rate drop by almost 30% and that is quite impressive in a city with this many problems.



Cleveland-Most Dangerous Cities In America


4.Stockton

This city has no money and that is why the crime rating is 1,408 for every 100,000 people. In order to save money it has actually cut back on the amount of police that work there, so expect this figure to rise in a city that is on the road to destruction.



Stockton-Most Dangerous Cities In America

5.Baltimore

Baltimore is actually doing quite well since its violent crime rating fell by 5% in the last year. However, it is still at 1,417 per 100,000 people. There is a lot of poverty in the city and you do have to once again look towards that for being the reason for such a high crime rate.



Baltimore-Most Dangerous Cities In America

6.Atlanta

Atlanta has a violent crime rating that is 1,433 for every 100,000 people and there are a number of violent assaults and robberies each year. This is often attributed to it playing a key role in the drug trade with this leading to a number of problems that often leads to crime.



Atlanta-Most Dangerous Cities In America

7.Birmingham, Al

This city has a violent crime rating of 1,483 for every 100,000 people and this is certainly going to be a bit of a surprise for those people that believe Alabama is actually quite laid back. The reason is that it has a vibrant drug scene and there is a lot of poverty and when you have poverty you do tend to have crime.



Birmingham, Al-Most Dangerous Cities In America
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8.Memphis, Tenn

Memphis was actually ranked third when it comes to the number of assaults reported in an entire year as there were 1,151.9 cases for every 100,000 people. This city also saw an increase in its murder rate from 2011 as there were 133 reported in 2012.



Memphis, Tenn-Most Dangerous Cities In America

9.St. Louis, MO

St Louis had over 1100 serious assaults in 2012 and this was enough to be the fourth highest city when it comes to this statistic. It also has a violent crimes rating of 1,776.5 per 100,000 and its murder rate places it fifth in the list of all of the cities in the country as well, so it really is quite a dangerous place.



St. Louis, MO-Most Dangerous Cities In America
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10.Oakland, California

Oakland has a violent crime rating of 1,993.1 per every 100,000 people and this is not the kind of figure that they want to be having. They also had over 1000 robberies in 2012 and this was the highest figure for every city in the country, so this tells you that there is something wrong.



Oakland, California-Most Dangerous Cities In America

11.Detroit, Michigan

With a violent crimes rating of 2,122.6 per 100,000 it is quite obvious that Detroit is indeed a dangerous city. It also had just under 400 murders in 2012 and indeed this was the highest number for the city for the last 40 years.



Detroit, Michigan-Most Dangerous Cities In America
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12.Flint, Michigan

This is classed as being the most dangerous city in the country with a violent crime rate that is 2,729.5 per 100,000 people. It had a total of 63 murders in 2012, which may sound low compared to most places, but it only has a population of just over 100,000.



Flint, Michigan-Most Dangerous Cities In America

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