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
    + 602
    - 217

    Michigan

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 535
    - 206

    California

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 295
    - 215

    Texas

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 414
    - 211
    ) open
  5. 5
    + 315
    - 104

    California

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 265
    - 218

    Texas

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 217
    - 119

    Texas

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 133
    - 67

    Texas

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 313
    - 101

    Indiana

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 327
    - 76

    New Jersey

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 117
    - 66

    Texas

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 249
    - 119

    California

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 95
    - 44

    added by kaylive Texas

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 71
    - 34

    added by zxray Texas

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 209
    - 152

    Tennessee

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 57
    - 45

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 289
    - 142

    California

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 47
    - 34

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 57
    - 31

    added by pop1 Galveston Island, Texas, USA

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 68
    - 94

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 57
    - 22

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 110
    - 82
    ) open
  23. 23
    + 59
    - 25

    Texas

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 186
    - 99

    California

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 56
    - 32

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 177
    - 168

    Missouri

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 180
    - 128

    California

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 165
    - 102

    Georgia

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 44
    - 29

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 61
    - 68

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 38
    - 15

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 42
    - 19

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 157
    - 97

    California

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 198
    - 198

    Pennsylvania

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 187
    - 149

    Maryland

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  36. 36
    + 39
    - 23
    ) open
  37. 37
    + 116
    - 51

    Mississippi

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 37
    - 19

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 133
    - 111

    California

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 159
    - 153

    California

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 164
    - 168

    Arizona

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 119
    - 84

    California

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 134
    - 138

    Florida

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 70
    - 45

    Georgia

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  45. 45
    + 113
    - 70

    California

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 93
    - 73

    California

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 96
    - 94

    Florida

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 114
    - 89

    California

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  49. 49
    + 65
    - 36

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

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 64
    - 28

    Mississippi

    ) open
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