Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in America announced for 2018

The National Council for Home Safety and Security released their Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in America ranking for 2018.
The top ten most dangerous cities (per average rate of violent crime, per 100,000 people) are:
  1. East St. Louis, Illinois
  2. Darby Borough, Pennsylvania
  3. Opa Locka, Florida
  4. Florida City, Florida
  5. Flint, Michigan
  6. Detroit, Michigan
  7. Saginaw City, Michigan
  8. College Park, Georgia
  9. Prichard, Alabama
  10. West Memphis, Arkansas
The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting database was consulted and crime reports were downloaded for the years 2010-2014 (the most recent years available) for multiple jurisdictions. This database is restricted to agencies that serve at least 10,000 people. After eliminating data for any jurisdiction that was purely “regional” (not a municipality), not present at least 3 of the 5 years, or with multiple missing entries, 3,482 towns/cities remained for analysis. More information can be found in the methodology section.
The report was formally released on May 7, 2018.
The National Council for Home Safety and Security is a trade association comprised of home security professionals across the United States. The council advocates for safe communities and home safety with a strong focus on community involvement.

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