REVEALED: 10 Worst Crime Cities in the United States

Urban centers are full of possibilities, yet within the hustle and bustle lies a grim reality—crime. Delve into the heart of the matter as we reveal USA’s most terrifying cities.

10. Albuquerque, NM (1,369 Crimes Per 100,000)

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From gangs to petty crimes, Albuquerque is not for the faint of heart. The city has a violent crime rate of 1,369 per 100,000 people.

While a beautiful city surrounded by stunning mountain ranges and fun festivals, it is best to use caution when exploring here.

9. Stockton, CA (1,415 Crimes Per 100,000)

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Stockton has faced many challenges due to a combination of gang violence, poverty, and unemployment.

Violent crimes, including robberies and aggravated assaults, are consistently on the rise.

8. Cleveland, OH (1,557 Crimes Per 100,000)

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Famous for being the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, Cleveland has a darker side. Although the crime rate is on the decline, poverty and gang violence keep it in the top ten most dangerous cities.

7. Rockford, IL (1,588 Crimes Per 100,000)

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Rockford has a high instance of murders, robberies, and aggravated assaults. Visitors should use caution when visiting the beautiful city.

6. Milwaukee, WI (1,597 Crimes Per 100,000)

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Known for its beer and cheese, Milwaukee also has a dark side and, unfortunately, holds the sixth spot on the list of most dangerous cities.

5. Little Rock, AR (1,634 Crimes Per 100,000)

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Coming in at number five is Little Rock, Arkansas. Although it’s a charming southern city with a rich history, it has a high rate of violent crime, especially in some parts of downtown.

The city has a population of over 200,000 and a violent crime rate of 1,634.

4. Memphis, TN (2,003 Crimes Per 100,000)

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Memphis has a high violent crime rate, like other cities on this list. It is the first to enter the 2000s, however, with 2003 incidents per 100,000 people.

Like the other cities on this list, Memphis has a great deal of history and culture to explore, including Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley.

However, tourists should be cautious when visiting certain areas of the city, particularly those outside its downtown district.

3. Baltimore, MD (2,027 Crimes Per 100,000)

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Baltimore has been in the spotlight for a few years due to its high crime rates. A majority of these crimes happen in certain areas of the city, though it’s best to be vigilant throughout the city.

Despite the crime, Baltimore boasts a thriving cultural arts scene and plenty of museums and monuments.

2. Detroit, MI (2,057 Crimes Per 100,000)

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Despite being home to artistic treasures, Detroit is also known for its high crime rates.

Its murder rate lags only behind St. Louis, making it one of the deadliest cities in the country. Carjacking and robbery are also common occurrences.

However, don’t let Detroit’s crime reputation scare you – the city is full of history and has plenty of safe areas to visit.

1. St. Louis, MO (2,082 Crimes Per 100,000)

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St. Louis, Missouri, has recently made headlines for its increasing crime rates, particularly in the north of the city. It has the highest violent crime rate in the United States, topping off this list at 2,082 incidents per 100,000 people.

The city has some beautiful landmarks, including the Gateway Arch, but it’s best to be careful when exploring.

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Final Thoughts

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Despite their placement on this list, each of these cities has its own allure and is worth checking out. It’s important to be cautious, but don’t let fear keep you from exploring.

Crime can happen anywhere. What matters most is to use common sense and avoid dangerous situations as much as possible. Be aware of your surroundings, take care of your safety, and don’t take chances—especially when you’re in any of the cities mentioned above.

This article was produced and syndicated by TPR Teaching. Source.

Caitriona Maria is an education writer and founder of TPR Teaching, crafting inspiring pieces that promote the importance of developing new skills. For 7 years, she has been committed to providing students with the best learning opportunities possible, both domestically and abroad. Dedicated to unlocking students' potential, Caitriona has taught English in several countries and continues to explore new cultures through her travels.

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