20 Most Dangerous Cities in the USA

20 Most Dangerous Cities in the USA

6. Chester, PA

Dangerous Cities in Pennsylvania: Chester, PA

Population: 34,037
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 21.48 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 34.70 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 56.17 per 1,000 residents

Chester has a crime rate of about 56 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Chester? One in 18.

Chester’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #33

7. Prichard, AL

20 Most Dangerous Cities in the USA: Prichard, AL

Population: 22,350
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 20.98 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 67.43 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 88.41 per 1,000 residents

Prichard has a crime rate of about 88 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Prichard? One in 11.

Prichard’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #16

8. Gallup, NM

Dangerous Cities in New Mexico: Gallup, NM

Population: 22,192
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 20.86 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 103.06 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 123.92 per 1,000 residents

Gallup has a crime rate of about 124 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Gallup? One in 8.

Gallup’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #6

9. Detroit, MI

Dangerous Cities in Michigan: Detroit, MI

Population: 699,889
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 20.72 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 58.34 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 79.07 per 1,000 residents

Detroit has a crime rate of about 79 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Detroit? One in 13.

Detroit’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #24

10. Anniston, AL

20 Most Dangerous Cities in the USA: Anniston, AL

Population: 22,648
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 20.35 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 87.78 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 108.13 per 1,000 residents

Anniston has a crime rate of about 108 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Anniston? One in 9.

Anniston’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #8

11. Sikeston, MO

Dangerous Cities in Missouri: Sikeston, MO

Population: 16,328
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 20.15 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 59.53 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 79.68 per 1,000 residents

Sikeston has a crime rate of about 80 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Sikeston? One in 13.

Sikeston’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #23

12. Oakland, CA

Dangerous Cities in California: Oakland, CA

Population: 403,887
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 19.77 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 62.33 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 82.10 per 1,000 residents

Oakland has a crime rate of about 82 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Oakland? One in 12.

Oakland’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #21

13. Belle Glade, FL

20 Most Dangerous Cities in the USA: Belle Glade, FL

Population: 17,925
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 19.41 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 46.03 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 65.44 per 1,000 residents

Belle Glade has a crime rate of about 65 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Belle Glade? One in 15.

Belle Glade’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #30

14. Bessemer, AL

20 Most Dangerous Cities in the USA: Bessemer, AL

Population: 27,240
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 19.35 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 117.44 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 136.78 per 1,000 residents

Bessemer has a crime rate of about 137 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Bessemer? One in 7.

Bessemer’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #4

15. Muskegon Heights, MI

20 Most Dangerous Cities in the USA: Muskegon Heights, MI

Population: 10,768
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 19.13 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 65.66 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 84.79 per 1,000 residents

Muskegon Heights has a crime rate of about 85 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Muskegon Heights? One in 12.

Muskegon Heights’ ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #19

16. Flint, MI

Dangerous Cities in Michigan: Flint, MI

Population: 99,941
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 19.08 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 42.64 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 61.72 per 1,000 residents

Flint has a crime rate of about 62 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Flint? One in 16.

Flint’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #31

17. McKeesport, PA

20 Most Dangerous Cities in the USA: McKeesport, PA

Population: 21,456
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 18.97 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 33.09 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 52.06 per 1,000 residents

McKeesport has a crime rate of about 52 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in McKeesport? One in 19.

McKeesport’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #36

18. Cocoa, FL

20 Most Dangerous Cities in the USA: Cocoa, FL

Population: 17,238
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 18.62 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 67.70 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 86.32 per 1,000 residents

Cocoa has a crime rate of about 86 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Cocoa? One in 12.

Cocoa’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #18

19. Opelousas, LA

Dangerous Cities in Louisiana: Opelousas, LA

Population: 16,527
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 18.09 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 73.52 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 91.61 per 1,000 residents

Opelousas has a crime rate of about 92 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Opelousas? One in 11.

Opelousas’ ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #15

20. Lumberton, NC

10 Most Dangerous Cities in North Carolina: Lumberton, NC

Population: 21,828
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 17.55 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 139.87 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 157.41 per 1,000 residents

Lumberton has a crime rate of about 157 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Lumberton? One in 6.

Lumberton’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #2

Note: We use a standard computational formula to calculate our crime rates. This same formula is used by various state government criminal justice departments to calculate crime rate.

VIOLENT CRIMES + PROPERTY CRIMES = TOTAL REPORTED CRIMES

TOTAL REPORTED CRIMES / POPULATION * 1000 = CRIME RATE

*After careful consideration, we have to decided to consider only cities included in the new 2013 FBI UCR with populations of 10,000 or higher and violent crime rates over 15 for our rankings. We also excluded cities with overall crime rates under 50.

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Disclaimer: The data referenced above is entirely based on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Table 8 2012 Uniform Crime Report. These numbers should not be used for any legal purpose and are meant to be solely informative. For the most accurate understanding of the crime rates for the cities listed above, Home Security Shield recommends readers research further on their own.