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The Most Dangerous Cities in America  

Jenn Lindley
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List Rules Only list cities with high rates of murder, rape, robbery, assault and theft. Vote on cities perceived to be the most dangerous.

A list of cities that are perceived to be the most dangerous in the United States. These cities are judged on six crime categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft. Stuff happens here that you'd only thought would happen in a violent movie. Many of these metropolitan areas in the USA have had decades of blight and urban decay that have led them to this state. But it's possible for a city with a high crime rate to improve their statistics with better policing, rising incomes, gentrification etc - for example, you no longer see Los Angeles or New York City on this list. Cities on this list must have a population of at least 75,000 to be included. Source: www.cqpress.com.

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Detroit is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Michigan
2
Camden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
New Jersey
3
Compton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
California
4
Flint is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Michigan
5
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
California
6
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Maryland
7
Gary is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Indiana
8
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Tennessee
9
Newark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
New Jersey
10
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Louisiana
11
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Georgia
12
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Missouri
13
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Pennsylvania
14
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Ohio
15
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Washington
16
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Alabama
17
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Mississippi
18
Miami Gardens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Florida
19
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Arkansas
20
North Charleston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
South Carolina
21
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Florida
22
Youngstown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Ohio
23
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
California
24
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Wisconsin
25
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Minnesota