How well do you know your city? Maybe you have lived there long enough to assume that you are living in one of the safest cities in America. The truth of the matter is that city that you think is safe could be among the most dangerous cities America. Would you not want to stay informed so that you can take care of yourself as you walk around the city or you go visiting another city? Below is a list of the 14 of the most dangerous cities in America based on crime rates.
1. St. Louis Missouri
For many years, St Louis Missouri has had the leading crime rates in America. In 2017, the city recorded over 2000 crimes per 100,000 people. There were over 200 homicides, which may not be the highest in the state, but compared to the total city population, that makes it over 60 murders for every 100,000 people. Other crimes that made headlines in the city in the last couple of years were robberies, aggravated assaults and rapes. This city remains one of the highest with violent crime rates in America.
2. Detroit Michigan
In 2017, Detroit recorded over 260 murders and a crime rate of over 2050 per 100,000 people. The high crime rate in the city could be attributed to the rate of poverty where over 40% of the people live in poverty. Over 9% of the employable people are unemployed which results to many of them resorting to crime.