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The 10 most dangerous cities in America

Every year the FBI compiles data on crime in America. Here’s what the figures show are the ten most dangerous cities in the US.

EVERY YEAR THE FBI compiles a giant collection of data on crime in America. Local police precincts report everything from violent crimes to rape to art thefts.

Violent crime – defined as murder, manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault – was at a five-year low in the most recent report.

This list shows the most dangerous cities in America based on the number of violent crimes per 100,000 people reported for each city.

The 10 most dangerous cities in America
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  • Number 10: Stockton, California

  • Number 9: Baltimore, Maryland

  • Number 8: Atlanta, Georgia

  • Number 7: Birmingham, Alabama

  • Number 6: Little Rock, Arkansas

  • Number 5: Memphis, Tennessee

  • Number 4: Oakland, California

  • Number 3: St Louis, Missouri

  • Number 2: Detroit, Michigan

  • Number 1: Flint, Michigan

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