20 Cities With the Highest Crime Rates in the Country

In America, we’re lucky enough to have access to a huge variety of places to live, work, and travel. If mountains and outdoor sports are your thing, a house in the Pacific Northwest would be the perfect place to settle. If your taste runs more to fast-paced city living, New York City, Los Angeles, and thousands of cities in between are calling your name.

However, some cities are known less for their positive attributes and more for their higher-than-average crime stats. Here are a few cities that would be great places to live, work, and travel to if it wasn’t for their ridiculously high crime rates.

Detroit, Michigan

Although city officials have tried to rescue its image, Detroit is still the most dangerous city in the country. The city has always had a problem with gangs, and although violent crime is on the decline, gangs still hold enormous power. Every year, an average of 2137 out of every 100,000 residents is arrested for a violent offense.

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