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Dangerous US Cities 2020

Dangerous US Cities 2020

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There is a lot of beautiful cities to visit here in the U.S. But what is the most dangerous cities to live or visit? These stats are from the year 2018. These statistics from 2018 are used to rank the most dangerous U.S. cities in 2020. During 2018, according to FBI crime statistics, there was an estimated 16,214 murders in 2018 in the U.S. What was the top five cities?

5. Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge is the state capital of Louisiana. Population is 228,058. Baton Rouge saw a 35.1 homicide deaths per 100,000 residents in 2018 making the state capital the fifth most dangerous city. There was a total of 87 murders in 2018 in Baton Rouge.

4. New Orleans, Louisiana

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Louisiana is the only state to have two cities listed in the top five most dangerous cities. New Orleans populations is 391,006. New Orleans saw a murder rate of 37.1 per 100,000 in 2018. During 2018 New Orleans had 146 murders and that was the cities lowest total since 1971.

3. Detroit, Michigan

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Detroit, Michigan

Detroit population is 659,135. During 2018 Detroit had 38.9 murders per 100,000 people. There was 261 murders in 2018. The city also had 2,008 violent crimes. Violent crimes are murder, rape, assault and robbery. This number made Detroit the highest violent crime city in the U.S. with the a population of 100,00 or more.

2. Baltimore, Maryland

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Baltimore, Maryland Skyline

Baltimore has a population of 609,841 . Baltimore had 51 homicides per 100,000 people during 2018. The city had 309 homicides, which is five times higher than the national average. Even thought Baltimore murder rate was very high, the overall crime rate dropped almost 60% between the mid 1990’s and the mid 2010’s.

1. St. Louis, Missouri

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St. Louis, Missouri Gateway Arch

St. Louis has a population of 302,838. St. Louis is the number one most dangerous city in the U.S. The city had murder rate of 60.9 per 100,000 in 2018. There was 186 murders in a city with a population of 302,838. That is why St. Louis earned the top spot for 2020.

I have never been to any of these cities on this list except for St. Louis. I have stopped and stayed overnight outside of St. Louis but never stayed overnight in the city limits. I never ran into any problems while staying or driving through St. Louis luckily. But, one thing about St. Louis is that the Gateway Arch is really cool to see and St. Louis has some fabolous barbeque ribs.

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