There are cities that are almost virtually free of crime across the U.S., and then there are cities that are so crime ridden that they make the list of the country's most dangerous places to live. Violent crime just seems to be a way of life, poverty is a plague upon the land, and there doesn't seem to be a way to fix the situation anywhere in sight.
You would be able to guess some of the cities on this list without too much effort, but some of them will shock you. Let's take a look at the most dangerous cities to call home in the United States of America.
10. Buffalo, New York
Violent Crime Rate: 1,238 per 100,000 residents.
Buffalo had 41 homicides in 2017, a scary statistic for a city with under 300,000 people.
9. Cleveland, Ohio
Violent Crime Rate: 1,363 per 100,000 residents.
Cleveland had the fifth highest murder rate per their population. 14.5 people were murdered for every 100,000 people in the city.
8. Stockton, California
Violent Crime Rate: 1,408 per 100,000 residents.
On November 1 of last year, they had just experienced their 46th homicide of the year, a number that continued to grow over the last two months.
7. Baltimore, Maryland
Violent Crime Rate: 1,417 per 100,000 residents.
343 people were murdered in Baltimore in 2017, and 88 per cent of those people were killed with guns.
6. Atlanta, Georgia
Violent Crime Rate: 1,433 per 100,000 residents.
In the first 12 days of 2017, Atlanta was already dealing with 6 homicides. That's an average of one every other day, and that was double the rate from the year before.
Can you guess which city is going to be number one of the list from 2017?