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The Most Dangerous U.S. Cities

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The most dangerous city in the United States is St. Louis, Missouri, while the safest city is Cary, North Carolina. St. Louis experienced 1,817 violent crimes per 100,000 residents in 2015, compared with just 51 such crimes per 100,000 residents in Cary. Using data from the FBI’s 2015 Uniform Crime Report (which was released in September 2016), 24/7 Wall St. analyzed violent crime rates in major U.S. cities. Overall, there were 1,197,704 violent crimes committed in 2015, up 3.9 percent from 2014. The 2015 crime rate translates to 372 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents. Violent crime is defined as all offenses involving force or threat of force and is divided into four reporting categories: Murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The top 25 most dangerous U.S. cities (with the number of violent crimes per 100,000 residents):

  1. St. Louis, Missouri (1,817.1)
  2. Detroit, Michigan (1,759.6)
  3. Birmingham, Alabama (1,746.2)
  4. Memphis, Tennessee (1,740.1)
  5. Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1,596.1)
  6. Rockford, Illinois (1,585.3)
  7. Baltimore, Maryland (1,535.9)
  8. Little Rock, Arkansas (1,485.0)
  9. Oakland, California (1,442.5)
  10. Kansas City, Missouri (1,417.3)
  11. Springfield, Missouri (1,355.6)
  12. Stockton, California (1,352.0)
  13. Indianapolis, Indiana (1,288.0)
  14. San Bernardino, California (1,245.9)
  15. Washington, District of Columbia (1,202.6)
  16. Lansing, Michigan (1,157.0)
  17. Hartford, Connecticut (1,140.9)
  18. Toledo, Ohio (1,128.9)
  19. Atlanta, Georgia (1,119.6)
  20. Buffalo, New York (1,118.6)
  21. Springfield, Massachusetts (1,073.4)
  22. Anchorage, Alaska (1,070.9)
  23. Springfield, Illinois (1,070.4)
  24. Tallahassee, Florida (1,064.3)
  25. Minneapolis, Minnesota (1,062.9)

This article was written by chris@canyonmedia.net

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