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List of Most Dangerous Cities in America

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most dangerous citiesWhile there are a number of cities in the United States that seem like obvious places to stay away from, others might not be as well known as dangerous places to visit. Below you can find some of the most dangerous cities in the USA according to Forbes.

1. Detroit
Population: 713,239
Violent Crime Rate: 2,137 per 100,000 residents
2. St. Louis
Population: 320,454
Violent Crime Rate: 1,857 per 100,000 residents
3. Oakland
Population: 395,317
Violent Crime Rate: 1,683 per 100,000 residents
4. Memphis
Population: 652,725
Violent Crime Rate: 1,583 per 100,000 residents
5. Birmingham
Population: 213,258
Violent Crime Rate: 1,483 per 100,000 residents
6. Atlanta
Population: 425,433
Violent Crime Rate: 1,433 per 100,000 residents
7. Baltimore
Population: 626,848
Violent Crime Rate: 1,417 per 100,000 residents
8. Stockton
Population: 295,136
Violent Crime Rate: 1,408 per 100,000 residents

2012 Most Dangerous List
A new report from the FBI show data that suggests violent crime rates are improving. Although this may be true, cities with the top crime rates have continued to rise for murder rates in 2011. One of the biggest issues we are facing is an understaffed police force in some of these high crime rate cities, according to a Yahoo! news article.

Below is a list of the most dangerous cities in America for 2012.

1. Flint, Michigan: In 2011, there were 52 murders reported and 23.4 violent crimes per 1,000 residents.
2. Detroit, Michigan: In 2011, there were 344 murders and 21.4 violent crimes per 1,000 residents.
3. St. Louis, Missouri: In 2011, there were 113 murders and 18.6 violent crimes per 1,000 residents.
4. Oakland, California: In 2011, there were 104 murders and 16.8 violent crimes per 1,000 residents.
5. Memphis, Tennessee: In 2011, there were 117 murders and 15.8 violent crimes per 1,000 residents.

No city with a population of more than 100,000 had a higher crime rate than Flint, Michigan, according to the FBI.

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1 thought on “List of Most Dangerous Cities in America

  1. Scary! I am going to add these to my list of cities not to visit. I didn’t know that the US had so many bad places.

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