Most Dangerous Cities In USA
Most Dangerous Cities In America: We like to think the city we live in is safe and secure, that our homes, possessions, and loved ones aren’t in danger of being taken from us. Do you think you’re safe in your current city? Well, if your hometown is anywhere on this list of the most dangerous cities in the United States, we have some bad news for you. The contents were estimated based on current crime data.
10. Memphis, Memphis just hasn’t been the same since the departure of the King of Rock and Roll. I assume, at least. I mean, taking into consideration the gap in time between his death and today and the trends of society, one would think Memphis isn’t as safe as it was in the 70s. Regardless, today, within the year, the good people of Memphis have suffered over 48,000 total crimes, more than 37,000 of which were property crimes. The 655,000+ residents of the Birthplace of rock and Roll have a 1 in 57 chance of being shot, stabbed, raped, maimed, beaten, or robbed.
9. Birmingham, Birmingham is certainly an interesting and colorful city and if not for your 1 in 57chance of falling victim to a violent crime, I’d say everyone should visit! Or maybe I just don’t want to incur the southern wrath of the city’s 212,000 residents. Property in Birmingham has a higher chance of being victimized than a person – with 65 out of 1,000 properties falling victim to crime within the past year. Within the year, the city saw a total of 17,625 violent and property crimes.
8. Detroit, nothing against anyone that lives in Detroit, but only number eight? well, it’s certainly not the safest place to live, but definitely far from the most dangerous! Still, if you can steer clear, it’s recommended so you can avoid being among the 7,599 assault cases reported. Within the past year, 11,897 violent crimes were recorded, meaning 17 out of every 1,000 residents fell victim to an assault, murder, robbery, or rape. Even the rate of property crimes is lower than expected at 1 in 24. Still, compared to safer cities, that sounds like a terrifying number.
7. Bessemer, Bessemer’s population of almost 27,000 people may not have to look over their shoulders at every turn, but at a chance of 1 in 56 for becoming the victim of a violent crime, maybe it’s time to put the house up for sale. If you’re a Bessemer resident and have something of value on your property, you may want to lock it up as you have an estimated 1 in 10 chance of having your property vandalized, stolen, or damaged.
6. St. Louis, Major cities tend to have a higher rate of crime than more suburban locations, especially one with a population of over 300,000 people. 25,853 crimes may sound astronomically high, but it’s actually comparable to smaller cities. You’ll find later in this article that some populations have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming the victim of a violent crime. Residents of St. Louis face a possibility of 1 in 55. That, however, doesn’t account for property crimes, which is a much more discouraging chance of 1 in 16.
5. Wilmington, Delaware as a state may be on the smaller side, but the city of Wilmington’s population of almost 72,000 knows that, in the case of crime statistics, size doesn’t matter. One in 55 Wilmington residents is at risk of falling victim to violent crime while one in 18 is at risk of suffering crime to their property. Just to make Wilmington sound even scarier, there are an estimated 414 crimes per square mile. Of course, we’d be promoting fear tactics if we didn’t clarify that’s barely 17 sq miles.
4. Camden, Our personal opinions and the New York-New Jersey rivalry aside, it does look like at least one city in the Jersey Bird could use a little tending to. Sporting a Crime Index of four out of 100, with 100 being the safest, Camden’s population of just over 76,000 people suffered around4,382 violent and property crimes over the past year. As for violent crimes, residents of Camden have a 1 in 50 chance of falling victim to the actions of another.
3. Alexandria, if you were to meander around Alexandria, LA, according to the violent crime statistic, you’d have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming the victim of an assault, robbery, rape, or murder. At 802 assaults, 7 murders, and 11 rape cases within a year, life for Alexandria’s some-47,000 people may get a little… stressful. Though violent crimes are a problem in Alexandria, it’s your property that you really need to watch out for. Within a year, there were just below 85 property crimes per 1,000 residents.
2. Monroe, I mentioned earlier a scaled crime index that goes up to 100. The higher the number, the safer the city. So when I tell you that Monroe, LA has a crime index of 0, you can probably guess how grave the situation is. Residents in Monroe have a 1 in 38 chance of being a violent crime victim and for a population of near 50,000, those are some scary numbers. When it comes to property crime, that figure is even scarier at 1 in 12, with over 3,182 cases of theft reported in a year.
1. East St. Louis, Per 1,000 residents, the state of Illinois has a crime rate of 3.84. The city of East St. Louis is closer to a rate of 33 per 1,000 residents, which means you’re chances of becoming a violent crime victim is 1 in 30. If you are stuck living in East St. Louis, you may want to move a little further east in the city to Edgemont, which is reportedly safer. Annually, East St. Louis suffers from over880 violent crimes, 19 of which were murder, and 42 were cases of rape. Assault charges topped off at around 680 cases, which is about 2% of the population.