Top Ten Worst Cities In the United States

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The Top Ten

1 Detroit, Michigan

I live right off Eight Mile, and have worked in Detroit as a delivery driver for a few years. I have never been robbed although there are hundreds and thousands of abandoned houses some blocks have one occupied house plenty of blocks have none. But being an outsider, you can drive through Detroit and have nothing to worry about. It's when you are in area's you do not belong when you are in danger, mainly engaging in illegal activities like drugs. Unfortunately there are a lot of innocent people who do get robbed and unfortunately murdered. So in closing Detroit is a rough run down City with limited police resources. The new mayor is trying to help bring it back but it is an uphill battle that is being lost. But Detroit has a stigma for being very bad and dangerous when in all actuality if you are not somewhere you shouldn't be like buying drugs or committing crimes and you are just minding your own business, 99.9% of the time, you will be just fine.

Super dangerous, tons of crime, and BANKRUPT. I live an hour away from Detroit. Most of the suburbs are nice, mainly Macomb and Oakland county (I have two houses, one in Rochester and one in Saint Clair Shores ) But anyways, Detroit sucks. By the way, if you're moving to the suburbs 5 minutes from Detroit, bring a gun... You're gonna need it...

1# most unfriendly and dangerous in the USA - Epicx

The McDonalds there have windows made of bulletproof glass... Self-explanatory. - DMacLean15

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2 Chicago, Illinois

Seriously, Chicago invented the skyscraper, Ferris wheel and Cartoon, it's got more history than most cities as young as it is. what type of idiot would vote this as bad?

An idiot that is not blind to the black-on-black genocide that occurs in this city every single day, despite never reaching our T.V. screens. An idiot who sees through the bull stories of white cops shooting black civilians, when everyday there are more black civilians killed by fellow black civilians. These stories never make the news because they can't be glamorized and marketed into a national sensation like a white cop shooting a black man who was coming at him aggressively. That's the type of idiot that would vote for Chicago on this list. Guess that makes me one. - theOpinionatedOne

Why is Chicago on this list. I live here and I love it.

I never visit Chicago. My friends says is a beautiful place and no violence, depend where in the city. I think is like Los Angeles

It is the people! too many dems. ugh.

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3 Camden, New Jersey

Who says it's just oppressed Camden. Don't think Democratic Fascist/Communist New Jersey and police have been keeping it that way for decades along with Newark - they say so in wealthy parts of Cherry Hill, doubt Princeton much better. And Islamic Patterson? Try the rest of Camden County and even worse Bergen County for the real terror and organized crime and corrupt friends. Don't forget where the 9/11 terrorists came from or Cherry Hill Fort Dix Terrorist. The 9/11 pilots leisurely drove into NYC after spending a nice summer in North Jersey. The WTC bombers leisurely flew back from Jersey City after a week or so, must have been bored. Camden is too poor for them to live and they use them anyway, apparently target practice and maybe arms and drug sales and the best medical practice for all those young doctors to learn - on gunshot wounds - little Hitlers, just ask. Experimental drugs need someone to practice on especially kids. Doctor's from the South Side of Chicago are pretty clear ...more

First of all, this should be 2nd (above Chicago, NYC, and Anchorage). The crime rate is TERRIBLE. Chicago and NYC are good, and Anchorage is very good so I don't know why it's there.

Even leaving the crime rate (which is considerable) out of the question, have you seen it? It's hideous!

Just go across the Delaware to Philadelphia. - Yeezus2020

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4 New York City, New York

I have lived in NYC my whole life, and let me tell you something. This city used to be great. Then, it became so safe that the slightest incident of violence is considered a crime against humanity (although there are murders everyday). the people here (mainly non locals and al sharpton) complain about every little thing that happens in the city and labels it as racist. Many people come here from around the country, mainly coming from towns with 2,000 people, and they are complete hipsters. They thin the only thing to New York is manhattan, so they rent an apartment on 5th ave in manhattan along with their 17 roommates. Not that the locals don't have roommates, its that these no locals are living in expensive places a week after moving in, when some 5th generation New Yorkers who have worked their butts off their whole lives can't even buy these places, when they are the ones who ruined it. on top of that, these non locals mostly come from conservative states, but for some reason they ...more

Look, New York City. You go to your local train station and enter Grand Central. You will go out through the doors and there it is! New York City! The place where you see these people walk around. Guys with NO shirts, women with crazy dresses in their bags, and people walking around in theses creepy costumes (like a Shrek costume) taking selfiess to little kids. You also see on some certain parts, there are shady places where buildings are dirty, and people never come in them or Come OUT. I heard LOTS of shows take place in NYC. Well, it has too much buildings and no place for a person to live, except really EXPENSIVE hotels. Make it take place in a state that MATTERS! Like Connecticut. NYC just sucks in ALL of the attention. Then, who needs Hollywood?! You also see a lot of men with zits walking around wearing jackets. And that is where the 911 event happened.
So there it is, the one and only New York City! Never go there.

There is a lot of stuff to do but the stuff is over priced

Nice city but it's HUGELY overrated. - JakePlaid

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5 Englewood, Bergen County, New Jersey

Terrible cruel people like to watch children and people suffer. So many there hurt and afraid, try to stay safe hiding in their homes but fail. Worst corruption and organized crime and terror working together behind a veil of the worst dirtiest jurisprudence in history, censorship and cruelty to any who won't keep quiet. Any who could expose put in grave danger, leave and don't come back is good advice. People only stay because they don't believe the system and many evil people could be that bad, only listen to lawyers after too late. Read up on the holocaust and see what communities caused it, to whom and why, more common than most think and so is the blowback.

Only devout racists and hateful radicals should move to Bergen County, in and around Englewood and the filthy County Capital Hackensack, unless you watching your loved ones being slowly eaten alive. Not much different in much of Central or North Jersey, across from the big cities are the worst.

Many Englewood people suffer constant harassment, torture and defamation and character assassination and worse to people and their children. Schools are dangerous. Web search on all the drive by murders, police torture videos and multii-million dollar suits and charges against Englewood police and city. Bergen County known for Islamic and Libyan Terror with many ISIS and al-Qaeda arrests and FBI targeting Hackensack high schools to stop ISIS infiltration with videos, many school bomb threats with bomb threats also to Bergen County Court House Judges who have the worst reputation in the United States, even ordering 'forced injectible psychotropics' to parents trying to save their kids from criminal abduction and involuntary commitment to terrible centers such as Bergen Regional Medical Center, all reminiscent of history's worst including Edwin Ellenbogen the NJ State Eugenicist and original State Psychologist who was sentenced to life imprison for the sole responsibility of the murder ...more - johnf

Englewood Bergen County New Jersey Police Captain Sherman shot his wife in the head on Christmas Eve exactly 10 years to the day from JonBenet Ramsey's heinous child murder followed immediately by Clinton's Child Welfare which resulted in billions to remove chilldren from good parents at the whim of corrupt terror-like DCPP, NJ DYFS/DCPP rated worst in US under continued federal oversight in New Jersey for the past 15 years for extreme abuse to children. Englewood police known to residents as the worst dangerous corrupt thugs in the US making 5 times police salaries with ex-police chiefs among others known for canvassing neighborhood terrorizing women and children in their homes and schools to drum up hundreds of false arrests against parents and harming children. "Murdered in New Jersey": Chief of Detectives Robert Sherman of Englewood Bergen County New JerseyShot wife in Head after several death threats. Police and jurisdictional/prosecutorial terror and corruption at all ...more

6 Newark, New Jersey

Used to live near there. Driving in some neighborhoods looked like scenes of bombed cities in wwii films. And lots of gang activity.

I was there with several people whose company I enjoyed and a Brazillain and Mexican and while they pretended to be nice in that 'in' area I would be afraid to walk 1 block along at night, I had a very uneasy feeling like something bad was going to happen to the nice guy wishing good will towards all - like right idea wrong place.

Highest crime rate, slummy, dangerous, ranked one of the worst 5 cities in the United States. Organized crime central in New Jersey including the 5 families.

Had the misfortune to be stranded at Newark airport several years ago & if I never see Newark again in this lifetime and the next, that's really fine by me!

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7 Hackensack, New Jersey

Worst criminal corruption in US cause most terror in the US and world today. Hackensack filthy capital of terrorists and corruption working together in one building City Hall/Courthouse devolving from there. Prosecutor, sheriff, police and officials (State, County and Local) worst abusive criminals in US and cause or center of most Islamic, Libyan, Neo-Nazi terror in US and NYC and 9/11 attacks and more recent. Chief of Detectives Sherman shot wife in head with police gun claimed suicide, then committed as arraigned, more recent head shooting'terror' related. First principal to keep quiet about crime and corruption and evil people or all turn against and follow to destroy starting when very young. Worst corrupt influence on incompetent politicians causing the terror in the world today from Bergen County's evil and hateful people, you know who they are, read the lead CIA agent who spent 10 years following bin-Laden explain who is the cause - now and has been from the worst parts of New ...more - tjkk

Horrific Hackensack Chief judge for the County recently ruled 'behavioral modification' with drugging of innocent healthy children in schools is 'standard' and stated parents complaining must be delusional and unstable. Parents of girls who are intelliigent, have great self-control and maturity and even considered 'sweet' are complaining their children have been involuntary subjected to these 'treatments' and are aftraid of schools with children reporting (corrupt) DYFS and police presence in schools watching children. Many kids taken and placed with 'foster parents' known to be starved and beaten/bruised with complaints going unanswered or children then victimized with many parents 'terrified' after talking to DCPP case workers or school authorities including the best medical professionals leaving the country after extreme abusive contact. Others bringing suit.

Hackensack capital of Bergen County New Jersey Worst hellish nightmare Court (Judge and sociopathic DCPP henchmen among others) orders forced injected psychotropics to anyone they victimize or want to keep quiet about severe corruption, malfeasance and abuse and orders forced non-consensual committment to the worst involuntary medical centers in history to children (including Bergern Regional Medical Center) to permanent harm with dangerous experimental psychotropics and overdosing until they can't speak and suffer nightmarish horrors.

Stay away and keep your children and families safe from these monsters until better federal oversight becomes available, allready have federal oversight as the worst in US but has failed to protect the people and children of Bergen County from their literal Hell. Suicide and terror common to those whom they commit crimes against and try to keep quiet about their corruption, terror and worst racism/aparthied crimes against humanity. New Jersey ...more

8 Anchorage, Alaska

Why is Anchorage on this list? I live here and I love it here! The thing that disappoints me is when people always say that it is so cold. I know it can be cold here, but that's only for about five months in the winter. In the winter it snows A LOT, but this year for 2014, it still hasn't snowed yet (It's late November, and it usually starts snowing in early October! ). But for Spring, Summer, and Autumn, it is so beautiful. The grass turns bright green, the forests are the greenest ever, it it reaches up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and that's pretty hot for an average temperature in this location (Fairbanks, which is also on this list, reaches up to 100 degrees! No lie there). Anchorage is no boring at all, we have two zoos, and our own local indoor waterpark, which I heard is one of the biggest indoor waterparks! We have malls just like in other states, we have fast food, restaurants, stores (like Costco and Walmart), we even have our own special supermarket: Fred Meyer!
Anchorage ...more

True that it can be chilly, at times, but that's what jackets were invented for.
What kind of an idiot said there is not much to do here?
Spectacular hiking, sightseeing, photography, fishing, hunting, kayaking, boating, sailing, bicycling, camping, backpacking, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, gold panning, anthropology, ice climbing, cross-country skiing, botany, dirt-bike riding, astronomy, geology, and just plain exploring the most amazing natural landscape on the planet.
If all you want to do is sit on your butt playing video games, what difference does it make where you are?

Seriously. Anchorage is a great place man. What has the lower 49 come to with the stereotypes that we have frigid weather all year. Summers in Anchorage have an average high of 76 degrees, and the winter temperatures are only a frigid -13 degrees, which is higher than Minneapolis! Anchorage also has tons of animal conservation centers, and the Alaska zoo, and tons of places to view moose and their babies! I also reccomend the Great North Brewing Company Valley of the Moon Park, and Bear Tooth Theatres. And if that's not enough, you can view the midnight sun. That's right, during the months of June and July, the sun never sets!

Anchorage has rape and stuff

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9 Los Angeles, California

A mess of roads and concrete rumored to contain homes and businesses

I lived in LA, 26 years born and raised then I moved to neighboring Orange County (way safer). Avoid southern and downtown LA as that area is infected with illegal gangs, criminals, pediophilic homeless people, and drunk idiots. - TopTenHaters

Every second there are people crossing the street

Too many cars chase in la - SpencerJC

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10 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I was stuck in traffic for an hour there over a TREE. - Mariomaster63

There are security guards in fast food restaurants, and gangs everywhere. This place is garbage. - lm93

Modern Philadelphia Sucks! After around 2006, it got bad

That's nice. Insult my hometown like that. Really appreciate it. - phillysports

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The Contenders

11 Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore is a beautiful city of course it has dangerous parts but every city has dangerous areas. Maryland is an amazing state.

I was born here, The city is very huge, But when you go there for 10 minutes you wont come out alive.

Doesn't Baltimore have an "illegal" market that has people dealing drugs and cocaine in it

I really stay away from Bodymore murderland just watch the Wire you will change your mind really quick - mountainhawk

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12 Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland is the most miserable city to live in, after Detroit for obvious reasons. The weather is ridiculous, the sports are awful, the police are almost as bad as the rampant crime, the city is filled with homeless because the economy here has not recovered, which is also why there's so many boarded up businesses and homes. The only saving grace is it's cheap (comparatively) because no one wants to live in the mistake on the lake. - klue

Homeless, street gangs, crack cocaine, boarded up homes and closed factories dominate both Cleveland and East Cleveland.

YouTube Search: "HASTILY MADE CLEVELAND TOURISM VIDEO" & "Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video: 2nd Attempt". Both videos summarise Cleveland very well.

I lived their and some one was shot really close to my house and their was a drug house accorss the street - Lucretia

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13 El Paso, Texas

El Paso is one of the safest places in the US, but it is across the river from one of the most dangerous places in the world. The biggest threat here is some one who thinks that being rude makes them a big man!

RIGHT at the border of the Mexico border, there might even be some drugs there. - TopTenJackson

The Cops are Dumb and even the Sheriff are Dumber

It's a Mexican city without crime you can only find Mexicans

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14 Providence, Rhode Island

My neighbors used to live there. Though it is the capital of the smallest state I don't think it's bad. It doesn't have to be pretty to be good

It doesn't have to be big to be a nice city. There is a great bike trail there and only live about 45 minutes away.

A pretty dang small city. - TopTenJackson

I use to live in Cranston which is next to providence and providence is not that bad until you get to branch ave or olneyville

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15 Miami, Florida

I live in Florida, and love it. However, I have been to Miami, and, on the outside, it looks impressive, but on the inside, its crowded, noisy, and full of crooks. Someone put a boot on my dads car, and he had to pay 90$ to get it off! The person who put it on said we were there for hours and left the plaza. What a liar. We just stopped for a bite to eat! I just wish the place had less thrives and was cleaner... - wolfythefree

Well I don't see you guys complaining about the heat in California. Is it just because you guys are too stubborn to admit? By the way, no hate intended. ANd no hate back please

Fool! Miami is the best American cities with best nightlife and beaches!

Cool to visit and that's about it - mountainhawk

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16 Flint, Michigan

2 murderers and a hamster are running for mayor down there! The hamster might just win...

I live in Michigan and I stay far away from Flint.

The water crisis makes it less safe than the south side of Chicago

They can't even drink their own tap water! I feel sorry for them!

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17 Seattle, Washington

I live there, Seattle is one of the least homophobic/racist places in the US.

What the? How is Seattle on this list? Its an awesome city! - TopTenJackson

Screw all of you who voted on this spot I'm not weird - Ghostcreeper123

One word: traffic...

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18 Atlanta, Georgia

Weird people there, always being hit up for money, many criminals! Watch yourself, I had strangers trying to move in with me. Definitely a Moocher place!

What this is so awesome. The Georgia Aquarium and World of Coke I live here and bro it's awesome. - DivaDirectioner

Super Stupid - 420,000 Population, 800,000,000 Million Stingy Bugs. The Distance Between Birmingham & Atlanta was 146 Miles. How Short is that? Pretty Damn Short, Midwest & Central Canada are better than Atlanta. - jayjay0607

Couldn't do it way to many std's and down low action going on for me that's how you get caught up banging a chick that messes with somebody on the DL now you got that die slow - mountainhawk

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19 Cheyenne, Wyoming

Moved to Cheyenne from Los Angeles for an easier life. This was the worst decision I've ever made. This place is mind-numbing. There are no good paying jobs. The cost of living ISN'T what everybody thinks. It's either you live in houses in a nice area, that cost as much as houses do in Los Angeles, or pay significantly cheaper for houses with homeless people meandering about and the smell of that refinery killing respiratory systems. The weather sucks, where it's either winter or Spring/summer. The nicest months last only 4 months, and winters are long, windy, and cold. It's a pain to drive in. Having to keep yourself from sliding and falling, having to clear your windshield of snow, having cars not start because of the temperature, this place is the worst place ever. Nothing to do whatsoever, except Frontier Days, and that's even a stretch to call it "fun".

Cheyenne is home to the least populated state in the United States but I can understand why people hate this place but I don't live there

Cheyenne is really safe and beautiful!

How is this lower than El Paso?! It's the most boring town in the US

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20 Las Vegas, Nevada

Guys u don't know what your missing, The Food is fantastic, Great service, however lots of Criminals and thugs, however imagine without those dang No good Criminals off the streets than Are u happy? Good, this city has lots of fun and lots of shopping. Walmart is where most crimes occur. Trust me its not bad.

I live in Las Vegas. When others think of Las Vegas they think of gangs, homeless people, strip clubs, and drugs. In reality, it's a pretty nice place. Yes, there are strip clubs and homeless people, but that doesn't mean it's bad. I love it here.

I've been there. Despite the drugs, homeless people, and gangs, it's actually a decent place.

2pac died there.

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