The 21 Most Dangerous Cities In The United States In 2022


To determine which cities in the United States are the most dangerous, we compiled data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report and viewed each city’s violent crime rate. Violent crimes include: murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults.

Only cities with populations of 100,000 people or more were considered for the list. Violent crime rate is calculated by dividing the total numbers of violent crime by the total population; the result is multiplied by 100,000.

The national average for violent crime is 398.5 per 100,000 people and the The national average for property crime is 1958.2

21. Minneapolis, MN- 1,262.46 violent crimes per 100,000 residents

Population 429,954
Murders

84

Murder Rate 19.54
Property Crime Rate 4,612.82
Poverty Rate 16.9%

(Check out our full write-up for Minneapolis )

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20. Albuquerque, NM – 1,337.68 violent crimes per 100k

Population 564,559
Murders 80
Murder Rate 14.17
Property Crime Rate 4,989.91
Poverty Rate 16.7%

(Check out our full write-up for Albuquerque )

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19. Oakland, California – 1,347.34 violent crimes per 100k

Population 440,646
Murders 102
Murder Rate 23.14
Property Crime Rate 5,133.83
Poverty Rate 16.7%

(Check out our full write-up for Oakland )

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18. New Orleans, Louisiana – 1,358.08 violent crimes per 100,000 residents

Population
383,997

Murders 195
Murder Rate 50.78
Property Crime Rate 4,655.24
Poverty Rate 23.7%

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17. San Bernardino, California – 1,365.59 violent crimes per 100,000 residents

Population 222,101
Murders 69
Murder Rate 31.06
Property Crime Rate 2,728.04
Poverty Rate 26%

(Check out our full write-up for San Bernardino)

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16. Baltimore, Maryland – 1,460.11 violent crimes per 100,000 residents

Population
585,708

Murders 335
Murder Rate 57.19
Property Crime Rate 2,887.62
Poverty Rate 16.7%

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15. Kansas City, Missouri – 1,558.58 violent crimes per 100,000 residents

Population 508,090
Murders 176
Murder Rate 34.63
Property Crime Rate 4,048.50
Poverty Rate 16.1%

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14. Birmingham, Alabama – 1,577.22 violent crimes per 100,000 residents

Population 200,733
Murders

122

Murder Rate 60.78
Property Crime Rate 1,487.05
Poverty Rate 24.7%

(Check out our full write-up for Birmingham )

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13. Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 1,629.70 violent crimes per 100,000 residents

Population 577,222
Murders 190
Murder Rate 32.91
Property Crime Rate 2,784.72
Poverty Rate 16.7%

(Check out our full write-up for Milwaukee)

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12. Camden, New Jersey – 1,632.52 violent crimes per 100,000 residents

Population

71,791

Murders

23

Murder Rate 32.03
Property Crime Rate 2,199.44
Poverty Rate 33.6%

(Check out our full write-up for Camden )

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11. Cleveland, Ohio – 1,689.10 violent crimes per 100,000 residents

Population 372,624
Murders 177
Murder Rate 47.5
Property Crime Rate 4,142.25
Poverty Rate 32.7%

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10. South Bend, Indiana – 1,706.09 violent crimes per 100,000 residents

Population 103,453
Murders 28
Murder Rate 27.06
Property Crime Rate 3,616.13
Poverty Rate 21.5%

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9. Little Rock, Arkansas – 1,805.11 violent crimes per 100,000 residents

Population 202,591
Murders

49

Murder Rate 24.18
Property Crime Rate 4,739.60
Poverty Rate 21.8%

(Check out our full write-up for Little Rock)

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8. Pine Bluff, Arkansas – 1,808.35 violent crimes per 100,000 residents

Population 41,253
Murders 23
Murder Rate 55.75
Property Crime Rate 4,823.89
Poverty Rate 25.4%

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7. Alexandria, Louisiana – 1,877.42 violent crimes per 100,000 residents

Population 45,275
Murders 19
Murder Rate 41.96
Property Crime Rate 7,326.34
Poverty Rate 26.9%

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6. St Louis, Missouri – 1,995.17 violent crimes per 100,000 residents

Population 301,578
Murders 262
Murder Rate 86.87
Property Crime Rate 5,769.32
Poverty Rate 21.8%

(Check out our full write-up for St. Louis)

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5. Detroit, Michigan – 2,248.44 violent crimes per 100,000 residents

Population 639,111
Murders 327
Murder Rate 51.16
Property Crime Rate 3,313.67
Poverty Rate 35%

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4. Saginaw, Michigan – 2,327.95 violent crimes per 100k

Population 44,202
Murders 24
Murder Rate 54.29
Property Crime Rate 1,628.89
Poverty Rate 34.6%

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3. Atlantic City, New Jersey – 2,335.25 violent crimes per 100,000 residents

Population 38,497
Murders

9

Murder Rate 23.38
Property Crime Rate 2,631.37
Poverty Rate 35.2%

(Check out our full write-up for Atlantic City)

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2. Memphis, Tennessee – 2,418.24 violent crimes per 100,000 residents

Population 633,104
Murders 334
Murder Rate 52.75
Property Crime Rate 5,717.39
Poverty Rate 16.7%

(Check out our full write-up for Memphis)

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1. Monroe, Louisiana – 2,932.79 violent crimes per 100,000 residents

Population 47,702
Murders 19
Murder Rate 39.83
Property Crime Rate 6,043.77
Poverty Rate 16.7%

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The Most Dangerous Cities In The United States 2022

City

Population

Violent Crime Rate

Property Crime Rate

1. Monroe, LA

47,702

2,932.79

6,043.77

2. Memphis, TN

633,104

2,418.24

5,717.39

3. Atlantic City, NJ

38,497

2,335.25

2,631.37

4. Saginaw, MI

44,202

2,327.95

1,628.89

5. Detroit, MI

639,111

2,248.44

3,313.67

6. St. Louis, MO

301,578

1,995.17

5,769.32

7. Alexandria, LA

45,275

1,877.42

7,326.34

8. Pine Bluff, AR

41,253

1,808.35

4,823.89

9. Little Rock, AR

202,591

1,805.11

4,739.60

10. South Bend, IN

103,453

1,706.09

3,616.13

11. Cleveland, OH

372,624

1,689.10

4,142.25

12. Camden, NJ

71,791

1,632.52

2,199.44

13. Milwaukee, WI

577,222

1,629.70

2,784.72

14. Birmingham, AL

200,733

1,577.22

1,487.05

15. Kansas City, MO

508,090

1,558.58

4,048.50

16. Baltimore, MD

585,708

1,460.11

2,887.62

17. San Bernardino, CA

222,101

1,365.59

2,728.04

18. New Orleans, LA

383,997

1,358.08

4,655.24

19. Oakland, CA

440,646

1,347.34

5,133.83

20. Albuquerque, NM

564,559

1,337.68

4,989.91

21. Minneapolis, MN

429,954

1,262.46

4,612.82

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