Much press time is given to how dangerous other parts of the world are, can you say Mexico? Yet, cities in the United States of America are actually more dangerous than most parts of the world. Yet they don’t get bad press like Mexico does. I guess because violence in American cities is just a way of life now. If you happen to live in one of these or know someone that does, then this fact should not come as a surprise.
These cities have populations of one hundred thousand people or more. They came up with this list by measuring crimes per 1000 people, and then they compared these figures to the median income and unemployment rates.
Here are the 8 most dangerous cities in America:
1. Flint, Michigan with a population of 109,245 and 22 violent crimes per 1000 people. In 2010 there were 53 murders
2. Detroit, Michigan with a population of 899,447 and 18.9 violent crimes per 1000 people. In 2010 there were 310 murders
3. St. Louis, Missouri with a population of 355,151 and violent crime 17.5 per 1000 people. In 2010 there were 144 murders.
4. New Haven, Connecticut with a population of 124,856 and violent crime 15.8 per1000 people. In 2010 there were 22 murders.
5. Memphis, Tennessee with a population of 673,650 and violent crime 15.4 per 1000 people. In 2010 there were 89 murders.
6. Oakland, California has a population of 409,723 and violent crime 15.3 per 1000 people. In 2010 there were 90 murders.
7. Little Rock, Arkansas with a population of 192,922 and violent crime 15.2 per 1000 people. In 2010 there were 25 murders
8. Baltimore, Maryland has a population of 639,929 and violent crime 14.6 per 1000 people. In 2010 there were 223 murders,
Some of these cities come as no surprise, but some, like Little Rock, Arkansas and New Haven Connecticut are a bit of a shocker, aren’t they?
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