Special Report

25 Most Dangerous Cities in America


To determine the 25 most dangerous cities in America, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed violent crime figures in cities with at least 100,000 people from the FBI’s 2019 Uniform Crime Report. Violent crime includes murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, and property crime includes burglaries, larceny, and motor vehicle theft. Violent crime figures were adjusted for population using data from the FBI.

Annual unemployment rates for 2019 came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Median household income, poverty rates, and the percentage of households earning less than $10,000 a year came from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and are five-year averages for the period 2014 to 2018.