A recent report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation highlighted a spike in violent crimes across the U.S. Some cities and towns may have had no increase, while others have drastically deteriorated. The most dangerous cities in America are listed below.
The report detailing an increase of almost 4% from the previous year and categorized violent crimes into four areas:
- murder and manslaughter
- aggravated assault
5 – Milwaukee
The population in Milwaukee rose by .5% in 2015, in most cases this would be a good thing. The problem is, that slight increase in population is over shadowed by a 60.5% rise in violent crimes.
Over 9,500 incidents where recorded, thats 3,000 more than the last year. In only five years, Milwaukee managed to climb the charts, from the 29th most violent city to number five.
- 145 murders
- 29.4% poverty rate
- 6.7% unemployment
- 1,596 violent crimes per 100k
4 – Memphis, TN
Poverty and poor economy is usually the main factor and Memphis is a prime example. Over a quarter of this city lives below poverty levels. The unemployment rate is higher that national average by 2%.
The most common violent crime in these pasts is aggravated assault. Toping the national charts for comparable cities.
- 135 murders
- 27.4% poverty rate
- 7.3% unemployment
- 1,740 violent crimes per 100k
3 – Birmingham, AL
This Alabama city is suffering from an explosion in violent crimes. An increase of over 10% in one year alone. This is the 3rd most dangerous city in the U.S.
About 31% of Birmingham population lives in poverty, putting it is a category only shared by less than a dozen cities.
- 79 murders
- 31% poverty rate
- 7.2% unemployment
- 1,746.2 violent crimes per 100k
2 – Detroit, MI
Detroit is known for its suffering economy, gang activity and lack of police. Termed as the Decline of Detroit by the media, the collapse of the automotive industry has left this city in shambles.
After declaring bankruptcy, over half of the cities public service force was let go. With no police to patrol the streets and almost half the city in poverty. Violent crimes and murders shot up to levels only seen in third world countries.
- 295 murders
- 39.8% poverty rate
- 12.4% unemployment
- 1,759.6 violent crimes per 100k
1 – St. Louis, MO
Although, the rate of crimes has decreased by 3% in 5 years. Violent crimes for 2015 has increased faster St. Louis, than reported nationally.
Over 5,700 violent crimes were reported, 188 of which are murder alone. Averaging at 85 murders per 100k residents. Thats the highest per cap in the country.
- 188 murders
- 27.8% poverty rate
- 6.1% unemployment
- 1,817.1 violent crimes per 100k
America’s War Zone
Trump has vowed to improve economic conditions across America. After reviewing this report, he has his work cut out for him. Although this article only lists a very small portion of America. The amount of Violent crimes has increased on average in the United states by 10%
- Murder up by 10.8%
- Rape increased by 6.5%
- Aggravated Assault up by 4.6%
- Robbery up by 1.4