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United States 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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1
420 107
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Detroit Michigan

2
276 74
Camden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Camden New Jersey

3
262 85
Compton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Compton California

4
248 81
Flint is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Flint Michigan

5
226 74
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Oakland California

6
204 77
Gary is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Gary Indiana

7
209 82
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Baltimore Maryland

8
189 74
Newark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Newark New Jersey

9
176 67
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Memphis Tennessee

10
216 97
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
New Orleans Louisiana

11
177 82
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Atlanta Georgia

12
190 95
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
St. Louis Missouri

13
166 88
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

14
175 98
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Washington, D.C. Washington

15
150 86
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Cleveland Ohio

16
110 74
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Birmingham Alabama

17
91 73
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Jackson Mississippi

18
88 73
Miami Gardens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Miami Gardens Florida

19
81 84
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Little Rock Arkansas

20
93 101
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Orlando Florida

21
78 91
Youngstown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Youngstown Ohio

22
70 82
North Charleston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
North Charleston South Carolina

23
77 94
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Richmond California

24
74 106
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Milwaukee Wisconsin

25
60 150
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Minneapolis Minnesota