Top 30 Most Dangerous Cities To Live In America

24/7 Wall St. conducted a study of the violent crime rates in the big cities of the U.S.A. using the FBI 2017’s Uniform Crime Report. It’s a little disheartening learning about these statistics, but they are helpful when people are trying to decide where they should settle down. It’s always better to be informed in these cases.

A violent crime is anything that uses force or even the fear of it, but there are four different categories for these offenses:

  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter
  • Rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault

So, let’s find out which unfortunate cities made the Top 30, and all the relevant details.

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30. PUEBLO, COLORADO:

The crime rate: 1,053 per 100,000 people

Homicides: 10. (2019)

The poverty rate: 24.4%

Unemployment: 5.3%.

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29. BEAUMONT, TEXAS:

The crime rate: 1,063 per 100,000 people

Homicides: 16.

The poverty rate: 20.8%

Unemployment: 6.4%.

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28. CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE:

Crime rate: 1,006 per 100,000 people

Homicide cases: 31 

The poverty rate: 21.1%

Unemployment: 3.9%

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27. HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT:

The crime rate: 1,093 per 100,000 

Homicides:  29.

The poverty rates 31.9%

Unemployment 8.1%.

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26. HOUSTON, TEXAS:

The crime rate: 1,095 per 100,000

Homicides: 269

The poverty rate: 21.9%.

The unemployment rate: 4.8%.

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25. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS:

Crime rate 1,099 per 100,000

Homicides: 653 

The poverty: 21.7%

Unemployment rates: 5.5% 

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24. MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA:

Сrime ratе: 1,101 per 100,000 people

Homicides: 42

Poverty rate: 21.3%.

Unemployment rate: 3.1%.

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23. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA:

Crime rate 1,121 per 100,000 people

Homicides: 157

The poverty rate: 26.2%

Unemployment rate 5.1%.

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22. LANSING, MICHIGAN:

The crime rate: 1,136 per 100,000

Homicides: 14

Poverty rate: 29.5%.

The unemployment rate: 6.3%.

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21. NASHVILLE METROPOLITAN AREA, TENNESSEE:

Crime rate: 1,138 per 100,000

Homicides: 110

Poverty rate: 18.0%

The unemployment rate:  2.7%.

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20. ANCHORAGE, ALASKA:

Crime rate: 1,203 per 100,000

Homicides: 27 homicides

Poverty rate: 8.1%

Unemployment rate: 6.0%.

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19. SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA:

Crime rate: 1,291 per 100,000 people

Homicides: 34

The poverty rate: 32.3%

The unemployment rate: 6.3%.

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18. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA:

Сrime rate: 1,299 per 100,000 

Homicides 69 

Poverty rate: 20.0%

The unemployment rate: 4.2%.

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17. EAST POINT, GEORGIA:

The crime rate: 1,307 per 100,000 people

Homicides: 8. (2019)

The poverty rate: 24.8%

Unemployment: 5.4%.

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16. INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA:

Crime rate is 1,334 per 100,000 people

Homicides: 156

The poverty rate: 20.9%

The unemployment rate: 3.6%.

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15. SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI:

Crime rate: 1,339 per 100,000

Homicides: 14 homicides

Poverty rate: 25.9%

The unemployment rate: 3.2%.

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14. ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO:

Crime rate 1,369 per 100,000

Homicides: 70

The poverty rate: 18.9%

Unemployment: 5.5%

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13. RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA:

The crime rate: 1,370 per 100,000 people

Homicides: 11. (2019)

The poverty rate: 22.4%

Unemployment: 4.4%.

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12. STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA:

Crime rate is 1,415 per 100,000 

Homicides: 55

The poverty rate: 23.7%.

The unemployment rate: 8.0%.

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11. CLEVELAND, OHIO:

Crime rate 1,557 per 100,000

Homicides: 107

The poverty rate: 36.0%

The unemployment rate: 7.4%

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10. ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS:

The crime rate:1,588 per 100,000

Homicides: 18.

A poverty rate: 22.7%.

The unemployment rate: 7.5%.

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9. WILMINGTON, DELAWARE:

The crime rate: 1,596 per 100,000 people

Homicides: 35. (2019)

The poverty rate: 27.0%

Unemployment: 5.3%.

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8. MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN:

Crime rate: 1,597 per 100,000 people

Homicide: 118

The poverty rate: 28.4%

The unemployment rate: 4.6%.

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7. LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS:

Crime rate: 1,634 per 100,000 

Homicides: 55

Poverty rate: 18.5%.

The unemployment rate is 3.3%.

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6. KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI:

Crime rate: 1,724 per 100,000 

Homicides: 150 homicides

Poverty rate: 18.3%

The unemployment rate of 4.3%.

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5. MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE:

Crime rate 2,003 per 100,000 people

Homicides: 181

The poverty rate: 27.6%

The unemployment rate: 4.8%.

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4. BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

The crime rate: 2,027 per 100,000 

Homicides: 342 homicides

Poverty rate: 23.15.

The unemployment rate: 6.1%.

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3. DETROIT, MICHIGAN:

Crime rate: 2,057 per 100,000 people

Homicides: 267

The poverty rate: around 39.4%

The unemployment rate: 9.3%.

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2. ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI:

Crime rate: 2,082 per 100,000 

Homicides: 205

The poverty rate: 26.7%.

The unemployment rate: 4.4%.

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1. BESSEMER, ALABAMA:

The crime rate: 3,368 per 100,000 people

Homicides: 10. (2019)

The poverty rate: 29.7%

Unemployment: 5.8%.

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We have to be careful during our travels. Let us know what you think about the crime rate statistics. If you liked this article, share it with your friends who might find it useful in the future. See you next time!

Source: USA TodayNeighborhood Scout

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