Find the Most Dangerous City in Your State
List at 24/7 Wall St. has some surprises
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2017 8:33 AM CDT
Updated May 27, 2017 4:32 PM CDT
The Buffalo metropolitan area has the highest crime rate of any city in New York state.   (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

(Newser) – The most dangerous city in Illinois must be Chicago, right? Ditto with Detroit for Michigan and New York City for New York state? Not so much, at least in terms of per-capita violent crime. A new survey at 24/7 Wall St. crunches FBI crime data to find the most dangerous metropolitan area in every state. Here are the three already mentioned, plus a sampling of others:

  • Alaska: Anchorage, 1,039.5 violent crimes per 100,000 people
  • Arizona: Tucson, 421.4
  • California: Stockton-Lodi, 797.1
  • Florida: Tallahassee, 767.1
  • Hawaii: Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, 337.7
  • Idaho: Pocatello, 264.3
  • Illinois: Rockford, 818.8
  • Michigan: Saginaw, 604.5
  • New York: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, 401.8
  • Texas: Odessa, 1,070.1

Click for the full list of states.

My Take on This Story
6%
41%
18%
4%
23%
8%