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.
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:
California: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
Florida: The Villages
Idaho: Idaho Falls
Iowa: Sioux City
Kentucky: Elizabethtown-Fort Knox
Missouri: St. Joseph
Montana: Great Falls
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
Rhode Island: None
South Carolina: Florence
South Dakota: Rapid City
Washington: Walla Walla
West Virginia: Parkersburg-Vienna
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.