According to recent FBI statistics, violent crime is down compared to recent years but certain cities continue to remain in the list of Top 10 most violent urban areas. Most of the troubled cities are in the northeast and struggle with poverty and a high cost of living. Many will be surprised that our nation’s capital, Washington DC did not make the list. The FBI ranks the cities based on violent crimes per 1000 people.
Here are the Top 10 most violent cities per capita:
1. Flint, Michigan (Violent crime per 1,000: 22)
2. Detroit, Michigan (18.9)
3. St. Louis, Missouri (17.5)
4. New Haven , Connecticut (15.8)
5. Memphis, Tennessee (15.4)
6. Oakland, California (15.3)
7. Little Rock, Arkansas (15.2)
8. Baltimore, Maryland (14.6)
9. Rockford, Illinois (14.5)
10. Stockton, California (13.8)
Which city on this top 10 list is the most appealing to you?