Most Dangerous Cities In America

The Top Ten
1 Detroit, Michigan Detroit is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Located across from Windsor, Ontario, Canada on the Detroit River, Detroit had an estimated population of 672,662 in 2018.

Guys, really, you act like Detroit's hell on earth. I agree it is dangerous, but I've been in Detroit about 4 times, and each and every single time it's been FINE. I haven't heard any gunshots, I haven't seen any dead bodies out on the street, and I haven't seen any severed heads in Detroit. And some of you guys are just hardcore republicans and say one of the bad things about Detroit is that they vote for Democrats. Why the hell is that a bad thing? And I agree, Detroit is a dangerous city. But really, some of you people just overreact and some of you obviously haven't been to Detroit.

2 Camden, New Jersey

This city is atrocious. It is torn apart by drugs and violence. They recently GOT RID OF THE COPS there, and it has the highest violent crime rate for any city with less than 100,000 people. I thought this would be an obvious choice.

I grew up in Camden. I am white. And got bullied everyday in school.My dad died and I lived with my mom in a apartment.I didn't gave any friends and my mom was abusive to me. I got a football scholarship to Alabama to be qb Never give up.

Not just Camden, New Jersey; but also Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Philly has gotten a bad reputation.

3 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis is an independent city and inland port in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is situated along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which marks Missouri's border with Illinois.

I live here. Just stay out of Midtown, Ferguson, North County, and South City and it is perfectly safe. Plus, you people act like we are the murder capital of America ever since the shootings in Ferguson in 2014. I mean, Ferguson is the WORST PART OF TOWN. Come on, people! They have a higher murder rate in Baltimore and Detroit, so why put all these lies on our beautiful city. If you don't like the crime, move to the wonderful suburbs. Most of the suburbs have larger homes, too. Point is, despite what you see on T.V., St. Louis is a great place, if you know which places to avoid.

4 Flint, Michigan

The water is dirty. Michigan is a beautiful state but a lot of the cities/towns are crap.

The water is contaminated with lead there.

5 Compton, California

Home of the Bloods or the Crips, it ain't easy living in this neighorhood.

Yup I've lived here my hole life

6 East St. Louis, Illinois

This is by far worse than any of the ones above it. It was voted the most dangerous city in America for 2014. More murders than even Detroit.

There is no law there. I saw my best friend shot to death. The cops just sat there and did nothing.

No law 30000 people living there higher murder rate per person than in Flint and Detroit

7 Oakland, California Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. A major West Coast port city, Oakland is the largest city in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, the third largest city overall in the San Francisco Bay Area, the eighth most populated city in... read more

I've visited Oakland thinking this was my last place to visit, and of course it is because I have witness the horrid conditions and the environment of the city. They were absolutely atrocious to witness due to the ubiquitous population of Homeless people and street gangs that cause an ordeal. I always expected this city to be the most dangerous place in America and my expectations were delivered. Do not even think about living or visiting Oakland, otherwise be warned about the consequences when entering a place just like a total warzone

8 Chicago, Illinois

Chicago may have the epic architecture, great food and music, but looks are deceiving, very high crime and murder rate and the numerous gangs that roam the neighborhoods like packs of wolves, poor gun control that made the neighborhoods more dangerous, leaving people vulnerable to getting shot by criminals illegally carrying guns, rampant drug crimes, and not to forget the corrupt politicians resulting in one of the most corrupt cities in the USA, high taxes and the schools being closed because of the corrupt officials, and the unemployment rate is also contributing to the problem, many jobs are outsourced overseas along with businesses closing, leading to urban decay and higher poverty, it's a city that is going downhill with little hope in sight

9 Baltimore, Maryland

Being British I recall reading a story in the papers here some years ago now of how a British tourist in Baltimore chased a man who snatched his girlfriend's handbag in the street, only to run headlong into another situation where he was shot dead by somebody else. Only a few days afterwards I went to Amsterdam, where I was mugged, being pushed up against a wall by some lowlifes who rummaged through my pockets and to my passport before running away. I did not try to chase them or run myself, because I remembered what had happened to that tourist in Baltimore, and so I tried to stay cool,calm and collected and just walked on, only to be mugged again a few minutes later by somebody else who stole my wallet this time.

10 New Orleans, Louisiana

Agreed. My family dates back to 1817 in New Orleans and I would love to move back there. However, if I do it will not be in the city limits. The violence there is completely out of hand, even the French Quarter is now dangerous. Changes in the police dept. leadership is sorely needed.

82 murders from January to June 2015 and a population just above 300,000 is all you need to know.

Will Smith (defensive lineman, not the actor) was shot here.

The Contenders
11 Birmingham, Alabama Birmingham is the largest city in the US State of Alabama. It is located 147 miles, or 237 kilometers west of Atlanta.
12 West Memphis, Arkansas
13 Memphis, Tennessee
14 South Tucson, Arizona

A dangerous place to live but worth it for the Sonoran hot dogs. 10 Most wanted serial killer Aldo Cano remains uncaptured and still roams these streets, still wanted by police. Don't walk through this city.

15 Cleveland, Ohio
16 Brownsville, Texas

Why would an Italian lawyer live in Brownsville moving from California. After all I have researched about this Anthony P Troiani, living in an 96% Mexican population Brownsville, from beautiful California seems strange. I have read he is corrupt, in receiving kickbacks and using his veteran background as excuses to line his pockets. This man has been a procecutting Attorney, Commissioner, ran for Congress, backed up corrupt judges, and runs his owne practice, violating every constitutional right ever written. From what I have read, Attorney Anthony P Troiani was caught in bed with another man, and he braggs how he serves justice in America. Be careful, Attorney Anthony P Troiani only cares for lining his pockets in a city of 96% Mexicans, which shows his lack of Patriotism for fellow Americans. To those whom want a bully corrupt Attorney, Anthony P Trioani is your man.

17 Bridgeport, Connecticut

I love bridge port! I got shoot 3 time in the leg, arm and the butT

Bridgeport is a disaster and should be in the top ten

You know you're in bridgeport when you hear a gunshot

18 Industry, California
19 Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn = Worst borough/county of the worst city, New York City.

Brooklyn is one of the 5 boroughs of New York City, Not a city

20 Newburgh, New York
21 Los Angeles, California Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often abbreviated as L.A., is the largest city in California. It has an estimated population of nearly 4 million, and is the second-largest city in the United States, after New York City, and the third-largest city in North America, after Mexico City... read more

Most of the time it stays within the South Central area, (the Bloods and the Crips are notorious for dividing Compton in half) and parts of Korea-town.

Depends where in LA. Compton and Crenshaw I understand, but the San Fernando Valley is a very peaceful place

Well a little dangerous. I do live here and there gangsters, but they don't kill a lot. Gangsters Kill like 3 times a month in L.A.

22 Saginaw, Michigan
23 New Haven, Connecticut
24 Chester, Pennsylvania
25 Jackson, Mississippi
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