NeighborhoodScout’s Most Dangerous Cities – 2017

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 Wheeling, WV
99 Florence, SC
98 Fort Pierce, FL
97 Battle Creek, MI
96 Elizabeth, NJ
95 Merced, CA
94 Cincinnati, OH
93 Barnstable, MA
92 Beaumont, TX
91 Knoxville, TN
90 Holyoke, MA
89 Orlando, FL
88 Dayton, OH
87 Port Huron, MI
86 Modesto, CA
85 Lubbock, TX
84 New Orleans, LA
83 Waterloo, IA
82 Jackson, MS
81 Houston, TX
80 Lima, OH
79 Lawton, OK
78 Wichita, KS
77 Chattanooga, TN
76 Brockton, MA
75 Balch Springs, TX
74 Albuquerque, NM
73 Gadsden, AL
72 Salisbury, MD
71 Compton, CA
70 Spartanburg, SC
69 Miami, FL
68 Fort Myers, FL
67 Philadelphia, PA
66 Odessa, TX
65 Minneapolis, MN
64 Springfield, MA
63 Jackson, TN
62 Anchorage, AK
61 Miami Beach, FL
60 Tallahassee, FL
59 Springfield, IL
58 Chelsea, MA
57 Muskogee, OK
56 Albany, GA
55 Newark, NJ
54 Toledo, OH
53 Canton, OH
52 Buffalo, NY
51 Fall River, MA
50 Hartford, CT
49 Niagara Falls, NY
48 Kalamazoo, MI
47 Lansing, MI
46 Bridgeton, NJ
45 Atlanta, GA
44 Harvey, IL
43 East Point, GA
42 Trenton, NJ
41 Pontiac, MI
40 Charleston, WV
39 Washington, DC
38 Pine Bluff, AR
37 Jackson, MI
36 Goldsboro, NC
35 Indianapolis, IN
34 Lake Worth, FL
33 Homestead, FL
32 Stockton, CA
31 Springfield, MO
30 Riviera Beach, FL
29 Danville, IL
28 Kansas City, MO
27 Saginaw, MI
26 Oakland, CA
25 Elkhart, IN
24 Ardmore, OK
23 Little Rock, AR
22 Newburgh, NY
21 Flint, MI
20 Daytona Beach, FL
19 Baltimore, MD
18 San Bernardino, CA
17 Myrtle Beach, SC
16 Atlantic City, NJ
15 Cleveland, OH
14 Rockford, IL
13 Milwaukee, WI
12 Chester, PA
11 West Memphis, AR
10 Memphis, TN
9 Birmingham, AL
8 Detroit, MI
7 Bessemer, AL
6 St. Louis, MO
5 Wilmington, DE
4 Camden, NJ
3 Alexandria, LA
2 Monroe, LA
1 East St. Louis, IL