While travelling or moving to a new place, one of the most important and first things to consider is safety. Crime is one of the most common factors that affect almost all nations in the world. Although the USA always has been considered a safe place to travel or to live and comparing it to some of the more dangerous nations, it’s a lot safer. But that doesn’t mean it is totally free from crime. According to researchers, the overall decline in violence in the USA has never been greater. But some US cities are facing a violent crime rate of more than double the nationwide crime rate. In 2018, 69 violent crimes were committed for every 100,000 Americans.
On this list, we are focusing on the Most Dangerous Cities In The US In 2019. The list is based on the list of America’s Most Dangerous Cities which is curated by 24/7 Wall St. They used data from the FBI to review the violent crimes rates. Which tracked 294 midsize and large cities with a population of at least 100,000. A lack of economic opportunity, poverty and unemployment rate are the top contributors in increasing violence, according to the research. Now, here are the top 10 Most Dangerous Cities In The US In 2019 according to 24/7 Wall St.
10 Most Dangerous Cities In The US In 2019
1. Detroit, Michigan:
Michigan’s largest city, Detroit is the most dangerous city in America according to 24/7 Wall St. In 2018, Detroit had a violent crime rate of 2,007.8 per 100,000 people. There were about 13,500 total violent crimes including 261 cases of homicides. Nicknamed the “Motor City”, Detroit was famed because of the city’s ties to the auto industry. Now the city has a poverty rate of 37.9% and an unemployment rate of 9.0%.
2. Memphis, Tennessee:
Regarded as the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, Memphis is known for its music scene and landmarks. But the city is also the second most dangerous city in the country. Memphis’ violent crime rate in 2018, 1,943.2 per 100,000 people, is the highest in the South. While in Detroit aggravated assault is reported the most, in Memphis, it’s property crimes. There were 186 cases of homicides. The city has a poverty rate of 26.9% and an unemployment rate of 4.6%.
3. Birmingham, Alabama:
The most populous city in Alabama, Birmingham is the third city among the top 10 most dangerous cities in America. While the national crime rate in America is 369 per 100,000 people, Birmingham has a crime rate more than five times higher than the national rate. In Birmingham, the most number of crimes reported are aggravated assaults. In 2018, the city had a violent crime rate of 1,911.5 per 100,000 people and 88 reported homicides. Birmingham has a poverty rate of 28.1% and an unemployment rate of 4.6%.
4. Baltimore, Maryland:
Known for its long history, Baltimore was a seaport and also the birthplace of the U.S. national anthem. In 2018, 309 cases of homicides were reported in the city. The fourth-most dangerous city in the US has a violent crime rate of 1,833.4 per 100,000 people. Robbery is the most reported crime in the city. Baltimore has an unemployment rate of 5.7% and a poverty rate of 22.4%.
5. St. Louis, Missouri:
Sitting along the Mississippi River, St. Louis is known for its iconic landmarks. But the beautiful lively city is also the fifth-most dangerous city in the USA. While in the US the murder rate is 5 murders for every 100,000 people, in St. Louis, it’s 61 incidents per 100,000 people. It is the highest of any U.S. city followed by Baltimore. St. Louis has a violent crime rate of 1,800.4 per 100,000 people and 187 cases of murders were reported. The city has a poverty rate of 25% and an unemployment rate of 3.8%.
6. Kansas City, Missouri:
Known for its barbecue, music scene, jazz heritage and fountains, Kansas City is the sixth-most dangerous city in the USA. The city has a violent crime rate of 1,590.3 per 100,000 people while 137 cases of homicides were recorded in 2018. Downtown, Lykins, and Shoal Creek are reported as the most dangerous parts of the city. The city has a poverty rate of 17.3% and an unemployment rate of 3.5%.
7. Cleveland, Ohio:
Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland is known for its landmarks and museums. Columbus is the only city in Ohio not ranked in the top 50 most dangerous cities in the US. Cleveland has a violent crime rate of 1,449.6 per 100,000 people and 86 reported murder in 2018. Aggravated assaults are the most reported crimes. Cleveland has a poverty rate of 35.2% and an unemployment rate of 6.5%.
8. Little Rock, Arkansas:
The capital city of Arkansas, Little Rock is the eighth-most dangerous city in America. The city has a violent crime rate of 1,446.1 per 100,000 people and petty crimes are also common. Property crimes are a major problem in the city. In 2018, 40 cases of murders were also reported. Little Rock has a poverty rate of 17.8% and an unemployment rate of 3.5%,
9. Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
Known for its breweries, Milwaukee is the ninth-most dangerous US city according to the survey. In 2018, 99 murder cases were reported in the city. Last year, the violent crime rate in the city was 1,413.0 per 100,000 people. Milwaukee has an unemployment rate of 4.0% and a poverty rate of 27.4%.
10. Stockton, California:
Located in California’s Central Valley, Stockton is the most dangerous city in California. The city has a violent crime rate of 1,399.6 per 100,000 people. There were 4,383 violent crimes reported in the city including 33 cases of homicides. Robbery and aggravated assault are the most reported crimes in the city. Stockton has an unemployment rate of 6.9% and a poverty rate of 22.4%.
These cities were followed by Rockford (Illinois), Albuquerque (New Mexico), San Bernardino (California), Springfield (Missouri), Anchorage (Alaska), Oakland (California) and Indianapolis (Indiana).