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FAQ on How We Rank the Most Dangerous Cities

NeighborhoodScout’s ®
Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S.

Our research reveals the 100 most dangerous cities in America with 25,000 or more people, based on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. Data used for this research are 1) the number of violent crimes reported to the FBI to have occurred in each city, and 2) the population of each city. See our FAQ on how we rank the most dangerous cities

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rank city
100 Knoxville, TN
99 Dayton, OH
98 Cincinnati, OH
97 Sumter, SC
96 Tulsa, OK
95 Springfield, MO
94 Minneapolis, MN
93 Danville, IL
92 Monroe, LA
91 Houston, TX
90 Lauderdale Lakes, FL
89 Canton, OH
88 Merced, CA
87 Gadsden, AL
86 Lawrence, MA
85 Antioch, CA
84 Youngstown, OH
83 Pompano Beach, FL
82 Miami Beach, FL
81 Orlando, FL
80 Beaumont, TX
79 Poughkeepsie, NY
78 Springfield, MA
77 Albany, GA
76 San Bernardino, CA
75 Paterson, NJ
74 Texarkana, TX
73 Farmington, NM
72 Fall River, MA
71 Odessa, TX
70 New Bedford, MA
69 Richmond, CA
68 Atascadero, CA
67 Weslaco, TX
66 Carbondale, IL
65 Baton Rouge, LA
64 Fort Pierce, FL
63 Brockton, MA
62 Daytona Beach, FL
61 East Palo Alto, CA
60 Philadelphia, PA
59 Newark, NJ
58 Miami, FL
57 Fort Myers, FL
56 Council Bluffs, IA
55 Indianapolis, IN
54 East Point, GA
53 Salisbury, MD
52 Lima, OH
51 Bridgeport, CT
50 Nashville, TN
49 Niagara Falls, NY
48 Desert Hot Springs, CA
47 Compton, CA
46 Washington, DC
45 Kansas City, MO
44 Bridgeton, NJ
43 Pine Bluff, AR
42 Lake Worth, FL
41 Rocky Mount, NC
40 Buffalo, NY
39 Milwaukee, WI
38 Texarkana, AR
37 Riviera Beach, FL
36 Hartford, CT
35 New London, CT
34 Little Rock, AR
33 York, PA
32 Harvey, IL
31 Cleveland, OH
30 Rockford, IL
29 Baltimore, MD
28 Atlanta, GA
27 Spartanburg, SC
26 New Haven, CT
25 Harrisburg, PA
24 Trenton, NJ
23 Muskogee, OK
22 Jackson, TN
21 Inkster, MI
20 Birmingham, AL
19 Stockton, CA
18 Homestead, FL
17 Myrtle Beach, SC
16 Alexandria, LA
15 Wilmington, DE
14 Memphis, TN
13 Atlantic City, NJ
12 St. Louis, MO
11 Chelsea, MA
10 Newburgh, NY
9 Oakland, CA
8 Chester, PA
7 Bessemer, AL
6 Detroit, MI
5 Saginaw, MI
4 West Memphis, AR
3 Camden, NJ
2 Flint, MI
1 East St. Louis, IL
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