It Looks Like We’re Surrounded – Top 100 Dangerous Cities in America

According to a crime statistic study put out by NeighborhoodScouts.com it looks like we are surrounded by dangerous cities. This study is 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.

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

What do you think of their list? Do you feel your neighborhood is safe?

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