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  • Writer's pictureBrad Parker

15 U.S. CITIES WITH THE HIGHEST CRIME

Updated: Aug 20, 2022

2022 STATS SHOWING THE 15 CITIES WITH THE HIGHEST CRIME RATE IN THE U.S.


It's become apparent that many U.S. cities are dangerous for both residents and visitors due to various forms of violent and criminal behavior.



Photo of St. Louis at night, the most dangerous city in the U.S.
St. Louis, the most dangerous city in the U.S.?


Having this sort of intelligence is important as we plan out our travel and daily activities. It could well influence where you might want to live or vacation.


According to this list, these cities are the riskiest in the U.S. Here are the top cities with the greatest crime rate today so that you may take precautions for yourself and your loved ones.

  • 1. St. Louis, Missouri

  • 2. Detroit, Michigan

  • 3. Baltimore, Maryland

  • 4. Memphis, Tennessee

  • 5. Little Rock, Arkansas

  • 6. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • 7. Rockford, Illinois

  • 8. Cleveland, Ohio

  • 9. Stockton, California

  • 10. Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • 11. Springfield, Missouri

  • 12. Indianapolis, Indiana

  • 13. Oakland, California

  • 14. San Bernardino, California

  • 15. Anchorage, Alaska

While people might quibble over some of the statistics used, I'm not sure there would be too much of an argument regarding the cities. Take a look at the original list and read the reasoning and crime statistics that the author used here.

We have to remember that no location on the planet is totally secure. The skyrocketing crime rates can put us and our family in danger anytime and anywhere. However, having the general gist of the violence of the cities you plan to live in, work in, and vacation in is vital for your personal safety and security.


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