The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit Cities / Towns
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The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit

List Criteria: U.S. cities that have high crime rates, poor city planning or are otherwise unfavorable places to live or visit

The worst US cities to live in or visit, ranked by hundreds of voters who have had the misfortune to actually go to these places. Anyone can vote on this list of the worst cities in the US, making it a trustworthy way to find out which US cities to avoid. You can even add your own list of the worst cities in the USA to these rankings. Whether you're traveling or looking to move somewhere permanently, these are the US cities to avoid at all costs.

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  1. 1
    + 565
    - 222

    California

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 647
    - 241

    Michigan

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 320
    - 254

    Texas

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 445
    - 230
    ) open
  5. 5
    + 334
    - 121

    California

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 240
    - 131

    Texas

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 287
    - 247

    Texas

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 147
    - 80

    Texas

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 340
    - 109

    Indiana

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 349
    - 87

    New Jersey

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 130
    - 79

    Texas

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 266
    - 128

    California

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 76
    - 57

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 111
    - 54

    added by kaylive Texas

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 230
    - 167

    Tennessee

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 83
    - 43

    added by zxray Texas

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 308
    - 152

    California

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 58
    - 44

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 71
    - 39

    added by pop1 Galveston Island, Texas, USA

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 124
    - 86
    ) open
  21. 21
    + 205
    - 173

    Missouri

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 80
    - 118

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 67
    - 32

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 71
    - 43

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 55
    - 36

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 66
    - 31

    Texas

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 192
    - 133

    California

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  28. 28
    + 184
    - 115

    Georgia

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 72
    - 82

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 193
    - 106

    California

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 46
    - 19

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 50
    - 25

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

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  33. 33
    + 165
    - 101

    California

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 210
    - 207

    Pennsylvania

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  35. 35
    + 82
    - 3

    added by KO2014 Gillette, WY Wyoming, USA

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  36. 36
    + 48
    - 28
    ) open
  37. 37
    + 199
    - 160

    Maryland

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 124
    - 54

    Mississippi

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 174
    - 159

    California

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  40. 40
    + 42
    - 23

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 137
    - 114

    California

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 145
    - 145

    Florida

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  43. 43
    + 124
    - 87

    California

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  44. 44
    + 170
    - 179

    Arizona

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  45. 45
    + 103
    - 97

    Florida

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  46. 46
    + 74
    - 49

    Georgia

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  47. 47
    + 96
    - 74

    California

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 116
    - 73

    California

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  49. 49
    + 119
    - 92

    California

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  50. 50
    + 70
    - 40

    added by sjblanch1984 Pennsylvania Harrisburg. Pa. High Crime rate, Awful mayor, City in massive debt, otherwise lovely. 

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