NeighborhoodScout’s Most Dangerous Cities – 2013

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, 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.

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