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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Top 10 Most Dangerous U.S. Cities in 2014 -- And, No... Ferguson is Not on the List!

Dangerous cities

To identify the most dangerous cities in America, 24/7 Wall St. recently reviewed violent crime rates among the nation’s cities with populations of 100,000 or more from the FBI’s 2013 Uniform Crime Report.

They found that across the country, 368 violent crimes were reported for every 100,000 people in 2013. But in America’s top ten most dangerous cities, there were more than 1,300 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. These crimes included murder, rape, aggravated assault, and robbery.

Here's the 2014 Top 10 list:

#1 - Detroit, Michigan
#2 - Oakland, California
#3 - Memphis, Tennessee
#4 - St. Louis, Missouri
#5 - Cleveland, Ohio
#6 - Little Rock, Arkansas
#7 - Baltimore, Maryland
#8 - Rockford, Illinois
#9 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
#10 - Birmingham, Alabama

In many of these cities, high murder rates are especially problematic. Three of these cities - Detroit, St. Louis, and Baltimore - had nation-leading murder rates of 45, 38, and 37 per 100,000 people, respectively, in 2013. In all, eight of the 10 cities with the highest violent crime rates were also among the 25 cities with the highest murder rates.

In addition to high violent crime rates, these cities are characterized by remarkably high levels of property crime. There were 2,731 documented cases of property crime for every 100,000 Americans last year. Meanwhile, in six of America’s most dangerous large cities, there were well over 5,000 property crimes reported per 100,000 residents. Such crimes include motor vehicle theft and burglary.

To learn more, visit www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/15/most-dangerous-cities_n_6164864.html


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