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
    Up 525
    Down 198

    California

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  2. 2
    Up 580
    Down 207

    Michigan

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  3. 3
    Up 283
    Down 201

    Texas

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  4. 4
    Up 404
    Down 197
    open
  5. 5
    Up 303
    Down 100

    California

    open
  6. 6
    Up 210
    Down 112

    Texas

    open
  7. 7
    Up 253
    Down 212

    Texas

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  8. 8
    Up 126
    Down 62

    Texas

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  9. 9
    Up 303
    Down 97

    Indiana

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  10. 10
    Up 310
    Down 73

    New Jersey

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  11. 11
    Up 112
    Down 61

    Texas

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  12. 12
    Up 245
    Down 116

    California

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  13. 13
    Up 94
    Down 39

    added by kaylive Texas

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  14. 14
    Up 69
    Down 31

    added by zxray Texas

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  15. 15
    Up 203
    Down 148

    Tennessee

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  16. 16
    Up 50
    Down 42

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

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  17. 17
    Up 282
    Down 138

    California

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  18. 18
    Up 41
    Down 28

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    open
  19. 19
    Up 53
    Down 26

    added by pop1 Galveston Island, Texas, USA

    open
  20. 20
    Up 61
    Down 75

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

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  21. 21
    Up 54
    Down 17

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

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  22. 22
    Up 107
    Down 78
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  23. 23
    Up 57
    Down 22

    Texas

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  24. 24
    Up 57
    Down 58

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

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  25. 25
    Up 172
    Down 160

    Missouri

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  26. 26
    Up 42
    Down 24

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

    open
  27. 27
    Up 162
    Down 96

    Georgia

    open
  28. 28
    Up 179
    Down 94

    California

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  29. 29
    Up 48
    Down 27

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

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  30. 30
    Up 176
    Down 126

    California

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  31. 31
    Up 37
    Down 11

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

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  32. 32
    Up 38
    Down 17

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

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  33. 33
    Up 154
    Down 94

    California

    open
  34. 34
    Up 189
    Down 191

    Pennsylvania

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  35. 35
    Up 36
    Down 19
    open
  36. 36
    Up 178
    Down 144

    Maryland

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  37. 37
    Up 112
    Down 47

    Mississippi

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  38. 38
    Up 35
    Down 15

    added by pop1 Texas, USA

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  39. 39
    Up 130
    Down 109

    California

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  40. 40
    Up 117
    Down 81

    California

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  41. 41
    Up 160
    Down 165

    Arizona

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  42. 42
    Up 150
    Down 151

    California

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  43. 43
    Up 128
    Down 134

    Florida

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  44. 44
    Up 67
    Down 43

    Georgia

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  45. 45
    Up 111
    Down 67

    California

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  46. 46
    Up 92
    Down 72

    California

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  47. 47
    Up 92
    Down 93

    Florida

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  48. 48
    Up 63
    Down 33

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

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  49. 49
    Up 111
    Down 89

    California

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  50. 50
    Up 61
    Down 25

    Mississippi

    open
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