10 Cities Where Crime Is Rising Fastest

Monroe, La., is top: 24/7 Wall St.
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2017 9:18 AM CST
Monroe, La. has the fastest-growing crime rate, says 24/7 Wall St.   (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

(Newser) – You might want to be a bit extra vigilant when visiting these US cities, according to 24/7 Wall St. The site determined the metropolitan areas with the fastest-rising crime based on differences in violent crime rates from 2011 to 2015. Household income, employment, education, and poverty rates were also considered. Here's the top 10:

  1. Monroe, La.
  2. Missoula, Mont.
  3. Sioux Falls, SD
  4. San Luis Obispo, Calif.
  5. Odessa, Texas
  6. El Centro, Calif.
  7. Milwaukee, Wis.
  8. Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa
  9. Springfield, Mo.
  10. Mansfield, Ohio
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