10 Most Violent Cities in US
Detroit tops the list
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2017 5:28 PM CDT
Police investigate after a woman was shot at the annual fireworks event in downtown Detroit on Monday, June 26, 2017.   (Tanya Moutzalias/The Ann Arbor News via AP)

(Newser) – There were 1.2 million violent crimes committed in the US in 2016, the FBI reported Monday. It was a 4.1% increase from 2015 and the second year in a row crime rates have risen. On average, there were 386 violent crimes for every 100,000 US residents. But in the few cities that caused the overall crime-rate increase, it was well over 1,000. 24/ Wall St ranked the 25 most dangerous cities in the US by violent crime rate. Here are the top 10:

  1. Detroit, Michigan: 2,047 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, 303 murders
  2. St. Louis, Missouri: 1,913 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, 188 murders
  3. Memphis, Tennessee: 1,820 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, 196 murders
  4. Baltimore, Maryland: 1,780 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, 318 murders
  5. Rockford Illinois: 1,659 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, 26 murders
  6. Kansas City, Missouri: 1,655 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, 129 murders
  7. Cleveland, Ohio: 1,631 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, 135 murders
  8. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: 1,533 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, 141 murders
  9. Little Rock, Arkansas: 1,531 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, 42 murders
  10. Oakland, California: 1,426 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, 85 murders.
See the full rankings here.

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