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10 Most Dangerous Places To Live In The US

Have you ever wondered what are the most dangerous places to live in the US and what if the most dangerous place is in your neighborhood? Do you live in the most dangerous neighborhoods in America? If you are not sure just have a good read at our article.

Most of the places in the united states have been known for their tall buildings and delicious cuisine. However, certain cities are not only dangerous to live but also to roam alone.

Some of the places mentioned here are also the most dangerous places in the world.

So just be cautious if you reside in any of these dangerous places or if you are planning to move to any of these cities in the coming future.

The cities mentioned here are based on violent and property crimes that were committed last year in these cities.

Property crimes involve:

  1. Burglary
  2. Larceny over fifty dollars,
  3. Motor vehicle theft
  4. Arson

Let’s start the list without wasting more time

10 Most Dangerous Places to Live in the US

Mobile, Alabama

Mobile is a recent addition to the most dangerous places in America. The city has a crime index of 9% that means it is only safer than 9% of the cities in America.

The crime rate in Mobile Alabama:

  • 4.52 violent crime per thousand residents.
  • 33.84 property crimes per thousand residents.

Auto theft is quite common in mobile and your chance of getting your car stolen is 1 out of 334.

According to areavibes mobile has a crime rate of 5584 over 100k people while compared to the national average of 2580. It clearly indicates the vastness of the crimes being committed.

most dangerous places to live in the us

Corpus Christi, TX

Last year Corpus Christi was at number 32 in the list of most dangerous places to live in the US. However this year the crimes have shown exponential growth and the city is at number 9 in the list. Let’s have a look at some of the stats to know more about it.

Corpus has a crime index of 6.

The crime rate in Corpus Christi:

  • 8.17 violent crimes per thousand residents.
  • 37.15 property crimes per thousand residents.

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

Shreveport is a new entry in the list. It is currently the 8th most dangerous city in the US and has a crime index of 4.

The crime rate in Shreveport:

  • 8.44 violent crimes per 1000 residents.
  • 43.94 property crimes per 1000 residents.

The Shreveport is much smaller as compared to its counterparts and has a population of around 70k.

 


Spokane-Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley is yet another surprising entry in the list of most dangerous cities to live in the US. With a population of about 100k, the city has a crime index of 6.

The crime rate in Spokane Valley:

  • 3.47 violent crimes per 1000 residents.
  • 41.77 property crimes per 1000 residents.

Spokane Valley has a population of about 100k.

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia MI

Last year Detroit was number 2 in the list of most dangerous places to live in the US however this year it has shown improvement and slipped down to number 5 in the list. The city has a crime index of 2 and a population of 6,72000.

The crime rate in Detroit:

  • 20.29 violent crimes per 1000 residents.
  • 43.15 property crimes per 1000 residents.

Here is the summary:

Lubbock, TX

Lubbock is the new entry in the list and is number 4 with a crime index of 3. Lubbock has a total population of about 256k.

The crime rate in Lubbock:

  • 10.07 violent crimes per 1000 residents.
  • 47.04 property crimes per 1000 residents.

Wichita, KS

The city of Wichita has seen a steep increase in crimes over a year. Last year it was ranked 43 however this time it is in the top 5 most dangerous cities to live in the US. The city with a population of about 390k has a crime index of 1.

The crime rate in Wichita:

  • 11.87 violent crimes per 1000 residents.
  • 56.55 property crimes per 1000 residents.

Memphis, TN

From number 4 last year Memphis has jumped to number 3 this year. With a population of about 650k, the city has a crime index of 1 similar to that of Wichita.

The crime rate in Memphis:

  • 19.50 violent crimes per 1000 residents.
  • 64.83 property crimes per 1000 residents.

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Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque was at number 8 last year however this year it has jumped to number 2 in the list of most dangerous cities to live in the US. With a population of about 560k, the city has a crime index of 1.

The crime rate in Albuquerque:

  • 13.77 violent crimes per 1000 residents.
  • 62.98 property crimes per 1000 residents.

Anchorage, AK

Anchorage, AK is the new addition to the list. With a population of about 292k, the city has a crime index of 2.

The crime rate in Anchorage:

  • 13.13 violent crimes per 1000 residents.
  • 50.31 property crimes per 1000 residents.

 

 

So these were some of the most dangerous cities in the united states and if you live in any of them you need to be extra cautious. Also do let us know if you have been to any of the cities in the past.

Dev

Dev is an engineer by education, semi banker by profession and a writer at heart.

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