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Most Dangerous Cities

NeighborhoodScout’s Most Dangerous Cities
Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S. - 2012

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