Most Dangerous Cities in USA

Most Dangerous Cities in USA

Thinking of Moving?  Check this list of dangerous cities before you move into a crime filled area

When you are measuring a city’s safety, in particular when you are comparing them, necessitates a full count of the total number and types of violent crimes in each city. This gets each city on an even playing field.

It is a fact that bigger cities have more crime. Easy to guess why, because they have more people living there! The truth of the matter is that you are less likely to be a victim of a crime in a larger city because of the reduced criminal activity.

We did our reviews on the 25 most dangerous cities in the US and compiled the facts and statistics in this article for you below.

The crimes included were:

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1 - Camden, NJcamden street ally

Camden is a large, medium-sized city with a population of approximately 76,900 people.  It is the 9th largest community within the state of New Jersey.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 1,973

Property Crimes (Annually): 3, 272

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 39

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2 - Chester, PA

Chester is a medium-sized city with a population of approximately 34,046 people. It is the 22nd largest community within the state of Pennsylvania.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 733

Property Crimes (Annually): 1, 193

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 46

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3 - Detroit, MI

Detroit is a large city with a population of approximately 688, 701 people. It is the largest community within the state of Michigan.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 14, 534

Property Crimes (Annually): 41, 030

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 47

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4 - Saginaw, MI

Saginaw is a larger, medium-sized city with a population of approximately 50, 303 people. It is the 29th largest community within the state of Michigan.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 1, 007

Property Crimes (Annually): 1, 561

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 50

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5 - Oakland, CA

Might as well be called Gangland, CA.  Lots of good parts and fun things to do there but just be careful of venturing off the road into the ghetto.  Oakland is a large coastal city (on an ocean, lake, or bay) and has a population of approximately 406, 253 people. It is the 8th largest community within the state of California.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 8, 099

Property Crimes (Annually): 25, 781

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 50

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6 - Bessemer, AL

Bessemer is a medium-sized city with a population of approximately 27, 053 people. It is the 17th largest community within the state of Alabama.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 527

Property Crimes (Annually): 3, 199

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 51

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7 - Flint, MI

Flint is a larger, medium-sized city with a population of approximately 99, 763 people. It is the 7th largest community within the state of Michigan.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 1, 931

Property Crimes (Annually): 4, 427

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 52

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8 - Atlantic City, NJ

Atlantic City is a medium-sized coastal city with a population of approximately 39, 551 people. It is the 42nd largest community within the state of New Jersey.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 689

Property Crimes (Annually): 2, 480

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 57

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9 - Wilmington, DE

Wilmington is a large, medium-sized city with a population of approximately 71, 525 people. It is the largest community within the state of Delaware.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 1, 223

Property Crimes (Annually): 4, 433

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 58

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10 - Memphis, TN

Memphis is a large city with a population of approximately 653, 450 people. It is the largest community within the state of Tennessee.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 10, 905

Property Crimes (Annually): 40, 182

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 60

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11- Alexandria, LA

Alexandria is a medium-sized city with a population of approximately 48, 426 people. It is the 10th largest community within the state of Louisiana.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 808

Property Crimes (Annually): 3, 880

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 60

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12 - Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach is a medium-sized coastal city with a population of approximately 29, 175. It is the 14th largest community within the state of South Carolina.  Thousands of tourists flock their beaches each year so typically you are safe along the beach front which has lots of security guards.  Just be careful not to venture too far into the city if visiting.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 475

Property Crimes (Annually): 4, 575

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 61

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13 - Harvey, IL

Harvey is a medium-sized city with a population of approximately 25, 361 people. It is the 89th largest community within the state of Illinois.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 411

Property Crimes (Annually): 1, 422

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 62

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14 - St. Louis, MO

Not the typical picture of the arch you are used to seeing... St. Louis is a large city with a population of approximately 318, 416 people. It is the 2nd largest community within the state of Missouri.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 5, 077

Property Crimes (Annually): 21, 087

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 63

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15 - Newburgh, NY

Newburgh is a medium-sized city with a population of 28, 480 people. It is the 46th largest community within the state of New York.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 451

Property Crimes (Annually): 1, 106

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 63

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16 - Cleveland, OH

Cleveland is a large city with a population of 390, 113 people. It is the 2nd largest community within the state of Ohio.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 5, 752

Property Crimes (Annually): 23, 210

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 68

 

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Crime Scene at the beach

17 - Homestead, FL

Homestead is large, medium-sized coastal city with a population of 64, 079 people. It is the 42nd largest community within the state of Florida.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 922

Property Crimes (Annually): 3, 315

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 70

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18 - Baltimore, MD

Baltimore is a very large coastal city with a population of approximately 622, 104 people. It is the largest community within the state of Maryland.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 8, 884

Property Crimes (Annually): 31, 431

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 70

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19 - Little Rock, AR

Good BBQ food but that doesn't mean it's the safest town.  Some staff of Alarm Reviews has actually sold home security systems in Little Rock, AR and was close to shootings during noon daylight several times.  We lived close to the river and enjoyed the city and people, a lot of religious good people.  But South of downtown is miles of ghetto so be careful before moving in.  Little Rock is a comparatively large city with a population of approximately 197, 357 people. It is the largest community within the state of Arkansas.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 2, 790

Property Crimes (Annually): 15, 776

 

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 71

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20 - Rockford, IL

Rockford is a fairly large city with a population of approximately 150, 249 people. It is the 3rd largest community within the state of Illinois.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 2, 110

Property Crimes (Annually): 7, 151

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 71

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21 - Spartanburg, SC

Spartanburg is a medium-sized city with a population of approximately 37, 647 people. It is the 11th largest community within the state of South Carolina.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 527

Property Crimes (Annually): 2, 697

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 71

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22 - Fort Pierce, FL

Fort Pierce is a medium-sized coastal city with a population of approximately 43, 074 people. It is the 67th largest community within the state of Florida.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 591

Property Crimes (Annually): 2, 299

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 73

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23 - Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee is a very large city with a population of approximately 599, 164 people. It is the largest community within the state of Wisconsin.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 8, 211

Property Crimes (Annually): 27, 463

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 73

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24 - Jackson, TN

Jackson is a large, medium-sized city with a population of approximately 67, 685 people. It is the 7th largest community within the state of Tennessee.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 925

Property Crimes (Annually): 3, 455

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 73

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25 - Bridgeton, NJ

Bridgeton is a medium-sized coastal city with a population of approximately 25, 252 people. It is the 72nd largest community within the state of New Jersey.

Violent Crimes (Annually): 345

Property Crimes (Annually): 1, 186

Chances of Being a Victim of a Crime: 1 in 73

 

While getting on a list like this is never pleasant, it can be informative and helpful. Law enforcement can’t do it alone. This is why it is recommended that people should take responsibility for protecting themselves, such as purchasing a home security system equipped with a panic button. There are many on the market today that will satisfy your price range, check them out here.

5 Comments
  1. Shelby
    10/14/2016 at 03:20
    Reply

    Every place has crime, there's no way to get away from it. Some places are just worse than others and the news will pick and choose which are more news worthy to report on too. They can make certain places look worse than they are.

  2. Sammie
    10/08/2016 at 00:39
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    Wow, I'm shocked but I'm also not shocked to see my city of Cleveland on the list. I had no idea it was that bad. It's kind of sad that the communities that have s low cost of living are where the crimes are. It's hard to move to a better area. Ecuador the cost goes up.

  3. HLee
    05/09/2016 at 10:33
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    Sometimes these so called dangerous cities have lower cost of living that’s why many people move to these places. Not because they want to be exposed to danger, but because they have limited resources and are unable to move to other cities. Even the safest cities have their share of crime. But just the same, those who are looking to move to these cities should have some form of home or personal protection.

    • Manuel Hoffman
      10/13/2016 at 06:24
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      I agree with you HLee, This is a pretty scary list. No one asks to be a victim of a criminal activity but then it happens. protection is of paramount importance.

  4. Kyle
    03/10/2016 at 14:53
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    Every city experiences crime, but clearly there are places that are just too dangerous to live in. The top 3 comes as no surprise because these cities have always been known for its high crime rate. What’s really alarming is that crime rate continues to rise and it becomes harder to protect homes and properties. This is where you really need a serious home security system.

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