America is not just about glamor and well-built cities, but crime too. Read on to find the highest crime rate cities in the USA, and take a look at the dangerous side of the leading country of the world.
When we think about the United States of America, there are many things that cross our minds, a few of them being clean and beautiful cities, disciplined infrastructure, glamor, and a world full of opportunities. But just like a coin has two sides, there is evil hiding on every corner of these busy streets in the form of crime.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), there is an annual statistics which is conducted to measure the rate of crime in the country. This rate shows up to 50% of criminal cases in the United States of America alone and it is believed that it is growing day by day. There are many crimes which comprise this record, serious ones such as homicides, assaults, robbery, and rapes, as well as minuscule cases of thefts, burglary, arson, etc.
Among the 50 states and numerous cities in the USA, there are a few cities that are considered to be the best to live in. But, there are a few others that are very dangerous to live in. As mentioned above, there is an annual survey that is carried out to record the crime statistics in the country. According to this, there are a few shortlisted cities known to have very high crime rates. In this article, we will read more about the cities which take the first 5 places in this case, so read on and find out where does America’s crime come from.
The city of Detroit located in the state of Michigan of the United States of America was known to be the sixth highest in violent crimes according to the 2007 statistics. However, from the most recent surveys conducted by the FBI’s uniform crime report, it has managed to bag the first place among the cities that have the highest crime rate of 1220, with the total population of 950,000.
While the statistics revealed the city to be the fourth most dangerous in 2005, in 2010, it has reached the second place, with 1218 among the population of 650,100.
This is a very popular and crowded city situated on the Atlantic coast, and harbors a population of about 2,500,000 people. The crime rate recorded in Miami is said to be 988, which puts this city on the third place of the most dangerous cities in America. Well, there sure is a huge party in Miami, but watch out for those muggers!
Las Vegas, Nevada
Well, many call Vegas the “sin city”, and in reality it sure proves to be one. With a population of around 1,90,000, the crime rate in Las Vegas is found to be 887.
Even though geographically it is known to be the thirteenth largest city in the United States, it bags the fifth position in criminal records. Stockton bears a population of around 290,000 and a crime rate of 885, which is quite close to the Vegas statistics.
There are many other cities considered to be dangerous. They are mentioned below in the descending order of their crime rates.
- Orlando, Florida
- Little Rock, Arkansas
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Nashville, Tennessee
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Camden, New Jersey
- St. Louis, Missouri
- Oakland, California
- Flint, Michigan
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Birmingham, Alabama
- Cleveland, Ohio
- Jackson, Mississippi
This was some information on the cities with the highest crime rate in the USA. Crime is something that can’t be uprooted completely from any civil area, but we can fight it with better law systems and not let these criminals get away unpunished.