America is the fourth largest country and has the population of about 316 million, which makes it the third most populous country in the world. Often regarded as the New Land, the country emerged from 13 British colonies located along the Atlantic seaboard. These British colonies got independence from the British Empire on July 4th 1776 as a result of long fought American Revolutionary War. In today’s world, America is considered to be the most developed countries around the world as the nation constitutes 22% of the gross world product. The nation is the third largest producer of oil in the world and has a labor force of 154.1 million. Moreover, the country is the largest producer of electrical and nuclear energy which makes it as one important nation in world’s economy. When you plan to make a visit to America, try to avoid the most dangerous cities in America.
Crime in America:-
If you check the past crime records of America, you will find that the country had a higher crime rate as compared to other western countries. Moreover the crime rate increased after the Second World War and was on a peak note from the 1970s to the early 1990s. However, the crime rate in the States have brought under significant decline with the help of strong law implementation. According to the recent survey, more than 5.8 million violent victimization and 17.1 million property victimization took place in the United States which is about 20% less than recorded in previous two decades. Even though the country has a strong law implementation, some cities in America are still considered dangerous.
Here in this article, we have listed top fifteen cities in America that are still considered too dangerous.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. It is the fifth most populous city of America and has a population about 1,526,006. The city is an important economic and cultural center for the States. Due to its deep-rooted history and lifestyle, the city has some important aspects in American crime rate. Starting from the Philadelphia Poison Ring in 1938 in which about 78 people died due to arsenic gas, the crime incidents continue till October 2011, when Philadelphia basement kidnapping event took place. The city also witnessed Lombard Street Riots in 1884 and the Racist Riots in 1964. The city is also home to different mafia groups, popular among them are Scarfo crime family, Jewish Mafia, Jamaican Posse, Black Mafia. Scarfo crime family is considered to be America’s largest organized crime unit and even the most violent American mafia. According to the recent survey there has been a decrease in crime rate of around 15 % and a marginal difference in the victims of these crimes.
The city of Birmingham is located in the state Alabama and is the largest city of the state. The city has a population of about 1,128,047 which makes the city the most populous city in the state. The city has the eighth highest crime rate in America. According to the U.N. reports the city is regarded as the third most dangerous city in America. The city has the seventh highest murder rate in America. The city is also ranked eighth in violent crimes and is certainly one of the most dangerous places in the country. However, the police force and FBI are collectivity working on the crime reduction in city and has lowered them to around 60%. The violent crime in city listed about 789 and the property crimes listed around 829 in the year 2011.
Newark (New Jersey):
Newark is located in the state of New Jersey and is the largest city by population in America. The city has a population of about 277,140 and it makes the city the 67th most populous municipality of the country. The city is considered as the most dangerous city in America due to its high crime rate. However, the city has seen a recent decline of about 30 % in murder rate. The city witnessed 86 homicides in the year 2010 and 90 in the next year. The city has car hijacking a common crime and there has been a step growth in this crime during the past few years. There were more than 90 murders and 54 rapes in the city in year 2011. Robberies and burglaries are quite common in this city and range about two thousand every year. Moreover, the violent crime rate in city is almost three times that of the country.
Baltimore is the largest city in the state of Maryland and is the 26th largest city of the country. The city has about 2.7 million residents, which makes the city the 20th largest populous city of America. The city has high crime rate as the city is an important drug center of America. The city has high poverty level and is certainly one big factor for the rising crime rate in the city. The rising number of homicides is one crucial factor that has affected the crime rate of city significantly. The crime level of this city is quite high when compared with the crime level of the country as a whole. Murders and thefts are among the common crimes in the city and have increased in past few years. The numbers for robberies and burglaries are constantly growing every year in this part of the country. The rate of violent and property crimes is also pretty high in this city.
Jackson is the capital and the largest city in the state of Mississippi. The city has a population of 539,057 and is ranked third as the country’s largest metro areas. As the city is densely populated, the crime rate is almost four times that of the whole state. The property crime rate in this city is three times the mean crime rate of the country. The city reported around five thousand burglaries in the year 2011 which was the highest in the whole nation. According to the statistics, the violent crime rate in the city is almost double than that of the U.S. The city recorded about 52 murders and 126 rapes in the year 2011. Reports show that every one of hundred residents of city is attacked in a violent crime. All such factors make Jackson one of the most dangerous cities of America.
St Louis (Missouri):
St Louis is a major port of United States and is located in the state of Missouri. The city is the 58th-largest U.S. city and has a population of 318,172 in the year 2012. St Louis keeps making headlines for its frequent violent and property crimes. The city is ranked forth as the most dangerous city in America. The university area of the city is the main crime spot of the city. There were more than fifteen thousand theft incidents in the city in year 2011. In the same year the city also witnessed around three thousand auto thefts and around two thousand burglaries. There were more than hundred murder and around two hundred rapes in the year 2011. The rate of violent and property crimes is almost four times the average crime rate of the country.
Cleveland is the most populous city in the state of Ohio. The city is around 60 km west of the Pennsylvania border and has a population of about 396,815, which makes it the 45th largest city in the United States. The city is ranked 7th most dangerous city in the country and eleventh most violent city of the country. The recent years have seen a significant growth in gang crimes and violent crimes. There were about ten thousand theft incidents in the year 2011 and more than ten thousand burglaries activities in the city. The city also recorded about three fifty rapes and seventy murder in the year 2011. The city has high numbers of violent and property crimes that are almost three-time of that of the whole country. The crime for the last year has significantly increased as compared to previous two years.