Top 10 cities with the largest number of violent crimes per 100,000 residents in the U.S. in 2016

Most dangerous cities in the U.S. in 2016, by violent crime rate This statistic shows the most dangerous cities in the United States in 2016, 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 2016, around 2,047 violent crimes per 100,000 residents were reported in Detroit, Michigan. This made Detroit most dangerous city in the United States.
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Crimes per 100,000 residents
Detroit 2,047
St. Louis (Missouri)1,913
Memphis 1,820
Baltimore 1,780
Kansas City 1,655
Cleveland 1,631
Milwaukee 1,533
Oakland 1,426
Stockton 1,421
Indianapolis 1,374
Crimes per 100,000 residents
Detroit 2,047
St. Louis (Missouri)1,913
Memphis 1,820
Baltimore 1,780
Kansas City 1,655
Cleveland 1,631
Milwaukee 1,533
Oakland 1,426
Stockton 1,421
Indianapolis 1,374
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This statistic shows the most dangerous cities in the United States in 2016, 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 2016, around 2,047 violent crimes per 100,000 residents were reported in Detroit, Michigan. This made Detroit most dangerous city in the United States.
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Release date
September 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
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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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