Many people hear the name United States and all that comes to their mind is a land that overflows with milk and honey on every street, every city, and every state. However, some cities overflow with bitter lemon juice with no honey to make things a little sweeter. The following are some of the dangerous cities in 2018 that have the highest crime rates in the United States.
9. Little Rock in Arkansas
Out of all the cities that make Arkansas State, Little Rock is the most populated City. It is located in Pulaski County. The population of this city is 198,647. The rate of violent crimes in this city stands at 712.32 per 100,000 people. The total violent crime reports stand at 1,415 which are very high for a city with such a population. The property crime rate of this place stands at 3,260 per 100,000 people. This number is too high if you ask me.
8. Stockton in California
Stockton is the heartbeat of San Joaquin County. It is located in the United States central valley. This is a list of the most dangerous cities in the United States. It is sad to say that as I write, a crime has just been committed that resulted in the death of one person. The violent crimes reported in Stockton amounts to 2,158 and the rate of these violent crimes happening stands at 707.80 per 100,000 people. The property crime rate per 100,000 people stands at 1,939. This means that you need to enhance your security.
7. Oakland in California
Oakland is the heartbeat of Alameda County, and it is a beautiful port city on the west coast. However, the rate of crime in this place discourages many people from visiting it. The violent crime rate in Oakland city stands at 703.73 per 100,000 people. The total number of violent crimes reported amounts to 2,952. These are big numbers for such a population. The property crime rate in this city stands at 2,729.56 per 100,000 which is still too high for Oakland. Oakland is a beauty. Crime rates should be brought under control to improve its state.
6. Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City is ranked at position one when it comes to Missouri’s largest cities. Among all the cities found in the Midwest of the United States. It ranks 5th. Kansas City has a population of about 473,373 people. The rate of violent crimes in this city stands at 774.86 per 100,000 people which are not encouraging. The violent crimes reported in Kansas City amounts to 3,668. Right now if you google any latest news about this city, the chances of you finding violent crimes reports are 80%. There is always something wrong happening in this city. The property crime rate in this city per 100,000 people is 1,944.34.
5. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee is a city with a population of 600,400 people. It ranks as the 1st largest city in Wisconsin state and the fifth among all the cities found in the Midwestern part of the United States. The violent crime rate in this city is 737.34 per 100,000 people. The reported violent crimes in this city amount to 4,427. The crime against people’s property is also high, and it stands at 1,891.91 per 100,000 people. More work needs to be done to make this city a better city for the people.
4. St. Louis in Missouri
St.Louis is a city that has been struggling to overcome the deep-seated issues of crime and especially in 2018. Basing on FBI report, this city is proving to be one of the worst when it comes to violent crimes. With a population of approximately 317, 095 people, the crime rate are around 877.02 per 100,000 people. The total number of violent crimes so far reported is 2,781, and the numbers may have risen. The property rate, on the other hand, is 2687 per 100,000 people. This goes to say that, it is the people who are insecure but also their property. A lot of things need to be worked on to improve the state of St. Louis.
3. Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore is Maryland’s largest city, and in the whole of America, it ranks 29th most populated city. Baltimore is a city where crime is like the order of the day. The population of Baltimore is 621,252 people. The total number of violent crimes reported is 5,176, and the number keeps rising because as of now, the local attorney’s son was killed. It is tragic news indeed. The violent crime rate in Baltimore stands at 833.16 per 100,000 people. This figure is still high and not impressive at all. The property crimes reported here stands at 2,224 per 100,000 people which are shockingly high. This means you and your property are not safe in Baltimore.
2. Detroit, Michigan
Detroit is among one of the most populated cities in The United States of Michigan and the largest among all cities found on the border of the United States and Canada. The population of Detroit is approximately 673,225 people. The rate of violent crimes in this city stands at 803.45 per 100,000 people. The total number of violent crimes reported 5,409. This is a very high figure and the fact that it is a big city means that the chances of the number rising are high. As we speak, now a woman was attacked and shot. The property crime rate per 100,000 people is 1,996.66.
1. Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis is a city that is located on the corner of the Tennessee state to the southwest. It is the center of Shelby County. This city comes at position one because of the high number of crimes reported so far. Hardly does a day go by without violent crimes report in Memphis and this is disheartening. As it stands now, the crime rate per 100,000 people is 871.36. The total number of violent crimes reported is 5,733. The property crime rate is also equally high. The crime rate per 100,000 people in Memphis is 2,558. This means that security needs to be worked on thoroughly in Memphis.
These cities are beautiful places but the violent crimes reported almost on a daily basis as well as the property crimes reported does not paint a good picture. No one wants to live in a place where they are in constant fear for their lives unless they are forced to. Things need to change for life to be better in these cities.