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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
407 91
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Detroit Michigan

2
267 65
Camden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Camden New Jersey

3
250 77
Compton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Compton California

4
238 75
Flint is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Flint Michigan

5
209 72
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Oakland California

6
196 73
Gary is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Gary Indiana

7
198 75
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Baltimore Maryland

8
184 67
Newark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Newark New Jersey

9
165 65
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Memphis Tennessee

10
205 95
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
New Orleans Louisiana

11
184 88
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
St. Louis Missouri

12
167 79
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Atlanta Georgia

13
158 82
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

14
165 96
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Washington, D.C. Washington

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15
144 80
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Cleveland Ohio

16
103 72
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Birmingham Alabama

17
83 71
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Jackson Mississippi

18
81 71
Miami Gardens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Miami Gardens Florida

19
77 81
Youngstown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Youngstown Ohio

20
75 81
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Little Rock Arkansas

21
84 99
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Orlando Florida

22
65 78
North Charleston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
North Charleston South Carolina

23
72 90
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Richmond California

24
71 100
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Milwaukee Wisconsin

25
59 140
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Minneapolis Minnesota