Discover The 9 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Founded in 1706, Albuquerque is New Mexico's largest city known for its rich culture and green initiatives. However, its high violent crime rate of 1,369.14 felonies per 100,000 people remains a concern.

Stockton, California

Stockton, once bankrupted in 2012, struggles with a violent crime rate of 1,414.56 per 100,000 people. Initiatives like extra taxes for policing aim to combat rising crime.

Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, a port city on Lake Erie, faces a violent crime rate of 1,556.76 per 100,000 people, exacerbated by economic challenges and recent spikes due to the pandemic.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, known for its diversity and brewing heritage, contends with a violent crime rate of 1,597.36 per 100,000 people. Redevelopment efforts aim to revitalize the city.

Kansas City, Missouri

Famous for jazz and barbecue, Kansas City battles a violent crime rate of 1,724.31 per 100,000 people. Community-based strategies target poverty and mental health issues.

Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, renowned for blues music, faces significant violence with 63 homicides per 100,000 residents. Federal funding and initiatives like the Violent Crime Initiative aim to reduce crime.

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, a major port city, struggles with a violent crime rate of 2,027.01 per 100,000 people. New strategies treating crime as a public health issue show promise in reducing crime rates.

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, once a hub of automotive industry, saw a decline with a violent crime rate reaching 2,056.67 per 100,000 people. Recent improvements in employment and tourism signal a city on the mend.

St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis tops the list with a violent crime rate of 2,082.29 per 100,000 people, influenced by high poverty and racial segregation. Innovative policing technologies aim to curb crime rates.

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