The Most Unsafe Cities in America (Part II)

Continuing from previous article:

Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City is one of most dangerous city in the United States. There are around 1,654 violent crimes per 100,000 people. The high rate of violent crime in Kansas City can be partly attributed to its homicide rate, which is bigger than other cities of its size. The homicide rate of Kansas City is over 23 murders per 100,000 people, way higher than the nation average of 5 per 100,000.

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore ranks high with a violent crime rate of over 1,780 crimes for every 100,000 people. Both assault and robbery are big issues in Baltimore. Sorry to say, plenty of the crimes taking place in Baltimore has been due to drugs and poverty. The homicide rate in Baltimore is also quite high.

Memphis, Tennessee 

Also on the list is Memphis, Tennessee, with over 1,9oo violent crimes for 100,000 people. For over 10 years, Memphis has been rated as one of the most dangerous cities in the nation. It has been said that a big contributing factor to the high crime is the high poverty rate and rising unemployment.

St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri has a high crime rate with over 1,900 violent crimes per 100,000 individuals. Since the 90s, crime in St. Louis has been gradually rising. Though, in recent times, crime does seem to be slightly decreasing. St. Louis is known for having the highest murder rate in the nation.

Detroit, Michigan

With a violent crime rate of over 2,045 per 100,000 people, Detroit is the most deadly city in the US. Some of the most usual crimes in the city are assault with a deadly weapon, rape, aggravated assault, armed robbery, and murder. It is crucial to note that crime in Detroit has been declining over recent years.

The Most Unsafe Cities in America (Part I)

According to law enforcement, violent crime rates in cities in the US are declining. Though, there are still a few cities that have an above average crime rate. If you are planning a trip or a move for a job or any other reason, it is imperative you know what you’re walking into. If you want to know the most unsafe cities in America, they are listed below.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, the biggest city in Indiana and is one most violent city in America. In recent times, Indy has experienced a rise in homicide rates. A few years ago, it was documented that the murder rate in Indianapolis rose more than 50%.

Stockton, California

Stockton, California ranks high as one of most dangerous place in the US with over 1,420 violent crimes perpetrated for each 100,000 individuals. Stockton’s aggravated assault rate is very high.

Oakland, California

Oakland, California comes in as one of the city’s in the US with a high violent crime rate of 1,425 per 100,000. Crime has been an issue in Oakland since around the late 60s. Rates of robbery are high in Oakland with robberies happening to one person out of every 90 residents.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Crime in Milwaukee is higher than the nation’s average bringing it a high ranking on the list of the country’s most lethal cities. Even though this city ranks lower than the US average for aggravated assaults, other crimes such as rape, robbery, and homicide are way over the average in Milwaukee.

Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland ranks high on the list of America’s most dangerous cities. Its violent crime rate is over 1,630 incidences for every 100,000 residents. Like many other cities who fight violent crime, issues such as poverty, urban decay, and high unemployment have all played a part in Cleveland’s high crime rate.