The Most Dangerous City, State May Surprise You

Analysis finds the most violent city in every state
By Janet Cromley,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2018 5:05 PM CDT
A moose crosses a road in Anchorage, Alaska, on March 1, 2017. Anchorage ranked near the top of a new list of most dangerous cities.   (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

(Newser) – The rate of violent crime in the US has been steadily declining and is about half of what it was in 1991 when it peaked at 758 crimes for every 100,000 people. But that may be scant consolation for people living in the cities that have not benefited from the trend. 24/7 Wall St has identified the most dangerous city in every state, and some of the results are surprising. For example, the most violent city in the country is possibly one you’ve never heard of. "Violent crime" includes murder, aggravated assault, robbery, and rape. A sampling:

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