Most dangerous cities in the U.S. in 2017, by violent crime rate

Top 10 cities with the largest number of violent crimes per 100,000 residents in the U.S. in 2017

Most dangerous cities in the U.S. in 2017, by violent crime rate This statistic shows the most dangerous cities in the United States in 2017, by violent crime rate. Four categories of violent crimes were used: murder and non-negligent manslaughter; forcible rape; robbery; and aggravated assault. Only cities with a population of at least 200,000 were considered. In 2017, around 2,082 violent crimes per 100,000 residents were reported in St. Louis, Missouri. This made St. Louis the most dangerous city in the United States.
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Top 10 cities with the largest number of violent crimes per 100,000 residents in the U.S. in 2017

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Crimes per 100,000 residents
St. Louis 2,082
Detroit 2,057
Baltimore 2,027
Memphis 2,003
Kansas City 1,724
Milwaukee 1,597
Cleveland 1,557
Stockton6 1,415
Albuquerque 1,369
Indianapolis 1,334
Crimes per 100,000 residents
St. Louis 2,082
Detroit 2,057
Baltimore 2,027
Memphis 2,003
Kansas City 1,724
Milwaukee 1,597
Cleveland 1,557
Stockton6 1,415
Albuquerque 1,369
Indianapolis 1,334
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This statistic shows the most dangerous cities in the United States in 2017, by violent crime rate. Four categories of violent crimes were used: murder and non-negligent manslaughter; forcible rape; robbery; and aggravated assault. Only cities with a population of at least 200,000 were considered. In 2017, around 2,082 violent crimes per 100,000 residents were reported in St. Louis, Missouri. This made St. Louis the most dangerous city in the United States.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
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Four categories of violent crimes were used: murder and non-negligent manslaughter; forcible rape; robbery; and aggravated assault.
Only cities with a population of at least 200,000 were considered.
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