10 Most Dangerous Cities in US
St. Louis is No. 1
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2016 11:41 AM CDT
The Gateway arch is seen with the downtown St. Louis skyline.   (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

(Newser) – The Census Bureau reported Monday that incidents of violent crime—and murders in particular—were up around the US, but which cities are worst? Here are the top 10, on a per-capita basis, via 24/7 Wall Street.

  1. St. Louis, Missouri: 1,817 violent crimes per 100,000 people, with 188 murders in 2015
  2. Detroit: 1,760 per 100,000; 295
  3. Birmingham: 1,746 per 100,000; 79
  4. Memphis: 1,740 per 100,000; 135
  5. Milwaukee: 1,596 per 100,000; 145
  6. Rockford, Illinois: 1,585 per 100,000; 19
  7. Baltimore: 1,536 per 100,000; 344
  8. Little Rock, Arkansas: 1,485 per 100,000; 32
  9. Oakland: 1,443 per 100,000; 85
  10. Kansas City, Missouri: 1,417 per 100,000; 109
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