These 50 Cities Are Some Of The Most Dangerous In The U.S.

All U.S. cities suffer from crime to some degree. The good news is that, on average, crime rates have been declining across the nation for years. However, there are some cities that don’t seem to be following this positive trend.

24/7 Wall St. reviewed crime data from the last five years in 283 American metro areas and identified the cities where crime rates are actually rising. And it turns out that there’s one in almost every state.

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Here’s the full list of cities (presented in alphabetical order by state) that have experienced a rise in crime over the last five years:

Alabama: Auburn-Opelika
Alaska: Fairbanks
Arizona: Flagstaff
Arkansas: Jonesboro
California: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
Colorado: Pueblo
Connecticut: None
Delaware: None
Florida: The Villages
Georgia: Gainesville
Hawaii: Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina
Idaho: Idaho Falls
Illinois: Danville
Indiana: Kokomo
Iowa: Sioux City
Kansas: Wichita
Kentucky: Elizabethtown-Fort Knox
Louisiana: Houma-Thibodaux
Maine: Lewiston-Auburn
Maryland: Baltimore-Columbia-Towson
Massachusetts: Pittsfield
Michigan: Kalamazoo-Portage
Minnesota: None
Mississippi: None
Missouri: St. Joseph
Montana: Great Falls
Nebraska: None
Nevada: Carson City
New Hampshire: Manchester-Nashua
New Jersey: None
New Mexico: Albuquerque
New York: None (No comparable data available)
North Carolina: None (No comparable data available)
North Dakota: None
Ohio: Mansfield
Oklahoma: Tulsa
Oregon: Corvallis
Pennsylvania: Gettysburg
Rhode Island: None
South Carolina: Florence
South Dakota: Rapid City
Tennessee: Memphis
Texas: Amarillo
Utah: Logan
Vermont: None
Virginia: Lynchburg
Washington: Walla Walla
West Virginia: Parkersburg-Vienna
Wisconsin: Wausau
Wyoming: Cheyenne

The research looked at the violent crime rates in each city, which is determined by counting the number of infractions like murder, robbery, rape, and aggravated assault per every 100,000 people in a particular year. Though not every city on this list is entirely dangerous, these spots have experienced some level of increase in violent crimes over the past five years.

You can check out the full research results via USA Today here.