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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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414 101
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Detroit Michigan

2
274 70
Camden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Camden New Jersey

3
256 83
Compton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Compton California

4
244 80
Flint is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Flint Michigan

5
219 74
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Oakland California

6
205 77
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Baltimore Maryland

7
202 76
Gary is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Gary Indiana

8
187 71
Newark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Newark New Jersey

9
171 67
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Memphis Tennessee

10
211 97
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
New Orleans Louisiana

11
189 92
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
St. Louis Missouri

12
172 82
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Atlanta Georgia

13
164 84
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

14
170 98
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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147 82
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Cleveland Ohio

16
106 73
Birmingham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Birmingham Alabama

17
86 72
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Jackson Mississippi

18
84 72
Miami Gardens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Miami Gardens Florida

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77 83
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Little Rock Arkansas

20
78 85
Youngstown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Youngstown Ohio

21
88 101
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Orlando Florida

22
66 81
North Charleston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
North Charleston South Carolina

23
73 93
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Richmond California

24
72 103
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Milwaukee Wisconsin

25
60 144
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Dangerous Cities in America
Minneapolis Minnesota