While we urge you to travel with caution, let’s explore why these cities have a bad rap for being the ten worst cities in the United States… 1. Detroit, Michigan. Detroit probably has the worst reputation of any American city, and many tourists steer clear from the once formidable “Motor City” due to rumor of high crime rates (only surpassed by nearby Flint, Michigan) and abandoned downtown buildings.
Flint has ranked as one of America's most dangerous cities for several years based on FBI crime statistics of violent crimes per capita. It claimed the No. 1 spot from 2010 to 2012, and dropped to the No. 2 spot for 2013, according to MLive Media. Flint slipped to the No. 3 spot for cities with populations of more than 50,000 for 2014, but saw a spike in murders in 2015. Flint, which has a population of about 99,000, had 30 homicides in 2014, a 10-year low for the city.
St Louis has topped the FBI's list of most dangerous cities across the Unites States. More than 88 violent crimes took place for every 10,000 residents in the Missouri city during the first half of 2015 - compared to an average rate of 36.6 across the US in 2014, FBI data reveals.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Following the FBI’s release of 2015 crime statistics earlier this week, Minneapolis was named one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. However, the good news is that the City of Lakes was ranked low (No. 25) on the dangerous end of the list, compiled by the financial news website 24/7 Wall St.
Despite the nation’s improving crime rates, many large U.S. cities are still considered dangerous. Nationwide, 368 violent crimes were reported for every 100,000 people in 2013. Such crimes include murder, rape, aggravated assault, and robbery. In America’s 10 most dangerous cities, there were more than 1,300 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.
In America’s 10 most dangerous cities, there were more than 1,300 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed violent crime rates among the nation’s cities with populations of 100,000 or more. Based on violent crime data published by the FBI’s 2013 Uniform Crime Report, these are America’s most dangerous cities.
The numbers indicate how high the city ranks against the national rate, the higher the number—the more dangerous the city. Luckily for residents of Camden, New Jersey their city no longer tops the list. Atlanta ranks 25 th on the list, and Baltimore, Maryland just missed making the top 10, coming in at 11. So who made this year’s top ten list? Check out who put last year’s most dangerous city list to shame below.
The second biggest city in New England and Massachusetts (behind Boston), Worcester is among the most dangerous cities in the state. The “Heart of the Commonwealth” (so named for its central location) has experienced no recent change in crime for better or for worse.
Violent crime is defined as homicide, rape, aggravated assault and robbery. Bear in mind that in areas with relatively low populations, a small number of crimes can generate a large per capita rate. For that reason, the chart below contains both per capita statistics and gross crime counts.
It's time to face facts: San Francisco is spectacularly mismanaged and arguably the worst-run big city in America. This year's city budget is an astonishing $6.6 billion — more than twice the budget for the entire state of Idaho — for roughly 800,000 residents.
- 75 days with lows at or below freezing, the greatest departure from average for any U.S. city (52-53 days is the average). Nashville snow events are more common than you may think. The Music City picks up 5 inches of snow and is able to measure snow (at least 0.1 inch) 6 days in a typical year.
Houston City Councilmember Wanda Adams helps Matthew Osueke, 3, plant herbs and vegetables along side Senator Rodney Ellis at the newly created Harry Holmes Healthy Harvest garden in Sunnyside, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Houston. Mayor Parker helped to dedicate the community garden at 4646 Brinkley, in Sunnyside.