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
    + 672
    - 295

    Michigan

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 581
    - 269

    California

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 457
    - 287
    ) open
  4. 4
    + 329
    - 311

    Texas

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 341
    - 169

    California

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 296
    - 301

    Texas

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 248
    - 181

    Texas

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 353
    - 155

    Indiana

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 151
    - 130

    Texas

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 359
    - 135

    New Jersey

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 276
    - 173

    California

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 132
    - 125

    Texas

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 233
    - 219

    Tennessee

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 315
    - 198

    California

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 79
    - 103

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 154
    - 7

    added by KO2014 Gillette, WY Wyoming, USA

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 84
    - 81

    added by zxray Texas

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 112
    - 98

    added by kaylive Texas

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 214
    - 209

    Missouri

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 59
    - 77

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 71
    - 69

    added by pop1 Galveston Island, Texas, USA

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 124
    - 116
    ) open
  23. 23
    + 198
    - 157

    California

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 201
    - 126

    California

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 191
    - 137

    Georgia

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 83
    - 147

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 70
    - 51

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 74
    - 64

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 76
    - 101

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 66
    - 47

    Texas

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 170
    - 106

    California

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 55
    - 55

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 47
    - 27

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

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  34. 34
    + 208
    - 165

    Maryland

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 217
    - 216

    Pennsylvania

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  36. 36
    + 54
    - 33

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 49
    - 34
    ) open
  38. 38
    + 126
    - 58

    Mississippi

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 180
    - 165

    California

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 140
    - 117

    California

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 43
    - 26

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 127
    - 88

    California

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 151
    - 151

    Florida

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 175
    - 185

    Arizona

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  45. 45
    + 99
    - 75

    California

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  46. 46
    + 75
    - 50

    Georgia

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  47. 47
    + 118
    - 73

    California

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 103
    - 101

    Florida

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  49. 49
    + 120
    - 92

    California

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  50. 50
    + 70
    - 44

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

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