Top Ten Worst Cities In the United States
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...
Detriot is horrible because this cities is most crimes and dangerous even Some guy owns gun shop Everywhere but Gangs breaking cars,trucks,police cars and house! Violence! All robbery robbed banks, or murder! Even This place is abandoned or graffiti everywhere and lowest population! So go to Los Angeles or New York or Chicago! But never visit detroit!
Detroit can be extremely dangerous in some areas, however the suburbs are great and friendly and Downtown Detroit is stunning. I myself live in Oakland County, 45 minutes away from Detroit. I visit about once a month to Downtown, and I enjoy my time there. Yet, don't go too far in.
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
Yeah I've never heard of this city at all and I'm pretty sure St Louis should take this place
There is absolutely no reason to ever live to Chicago. Horrible weather, corrupt politicians, extremely high amount of crime, and an absurd amount of taxes are only a few reasons to leave. Chicago was also the only major metropolitan area to lose population. No one has any proposal to fund the pensions, and the state is completely bankrupt. Do yourself a favor and steer away from this hell hole. Many other great cities to visit and move to, and this one is pretty close to the bottom of the barrel.
There has never been an honest politician from Chicago. I visited there many times while in college and my friend paid off cops for traffic violations repeatedly. The last time he pleaded with the cop that all he had was a $100 bill and we wanted to go to breakfast and the cop actually gave him change back! How a 1st term senator from Chicago got elected president is beyond me. I thought everybody knew they were all corrupt. by the way isn't Hilary from Chicago? There you go. Murder capital of America! Great bars downtown though!
I hate the people/inhuman who have violence and attack innocent people.
You must see the data 70-90% homicide/violent crimes are black people. It is not a discrimination, it is truth!
I know some black people are not criminals and some are good people. I never thought about it but now I wonder and I don't know why if the black population increased in the cities, the places are destroying, ruining and getting dangerous, unsafe to live or visit, and crush the societies in the cities. What do you think about these trend? (Detroit, Chicago, Georgia, St.Louis, Cincinnati, New Jersey etc.)
Is it an economic problem? If so, why other races are much peaceful and they don't kill innocent citizens (not 100%), even if they are very poor and have a lot of student debt or loans?
U.S. is getting dangerous for the ordinary people (kids, workers, students and tourists from around the world).
Opinionated One is correct. Once a fine city it is now a crime ridden cesspool. Sure the violence is concentrated in certain areas but I'm sure you can say that about most cities. Liberal administrations have destroyed the American cities from the awful education systems to deteriorating infrastructure. And mayor Rahm Emanuel is a Obama mouth piece with a blind eye to all the violence.
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.
Camden is a terrible place, talk about ghetto. How is the beautiful safe city of NYC above this crime cesspool.
Even leaving the crime rate (which is considerable) out of the question, have you seen it? It's hideous!
Fun times in Cleveland again!
Come on down to Cleveland town everyone!
Under construction since 1868!
See a river that catches on fire!
So polluted that all our fish have AIDS!
We see our sun almost three times a year!
This guy has at least two DUIs!
Flats look like a Scooby Doo ghost town!
Don't slow down in east Cleveland or you'll die!
Our economy's based on LeBron James!
Buy a house for the price of a VCR.
Our main export is crippling depression!
We're so retarded that we think this is art!
Could be worse, but at least we're not Detroit!
WE'RE NOT DETROIT!
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.
Homeless, street gangs, crack cocaine, boarded up homes and closed factories dominate both Cleveland and East Cleveland.
At least we're not as rude or terrible as Boston or New York City!
Trenton has one of the most poor, uneducated and crime-ridden demographics in the United States. All the Cities in New Jersey are bad Except Cherry Hill? They're all bad. Cherry Hill is full of terrorists (Fort Dix Terrorists), terror-causing groups (JDL types), hate groups, reverse hate groups, violent schools and dangerous people all hiding under the New Jersey concealment and censorship of a scared silent media (Menendez parents and Reisenbach Nightmare on Jane/Grenwich Street Murders).
Trenton is the capital of the worst most corrupt state in America. How bad can it be? The absolute worst of the worst.
All the cities (except for Cherry Hill) are the worst because it's New Jersey! It sucks in New Jersey and also in New York.
Why is there so many cities from New Jersey on here.
Bergen Regional Medical Center where the worst DCF/DCPP/DYFS (failed federal oversight since 1999) take State abducted children to permanently involuntarily institutionalize, drug, abuse and medically torture (like Justina Pelletier) recently changed their name to the New Bridge Medical Center to hide their horrific past once they became known terorrizing and torturing Bergen County New Jersey children and parents. Beware the New Jersey Family Division Judges now under federal civil rights complaints and charges for horrific terror to children.
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 ...more
Another city ruined by Democrats, just like Detroit. It is a violent crime infested ghetto run by a corrupt Democrat Council.
Stop it with the 'democrat ruined city' thing! I'm sure that they're just as bad cities that are republican majority! jeez!
The crime and the drinking water crisis proves this city sucks.
They can't even drink their own tap water! I feel sorry for them!
There is a lot of history here. And that's it. It's been all downhill for the last 40-50 years. Corrupt city govt has caused the mass exodus of industry to the suburbs (see Valley Forge, KOP). Brotherly love is non-existent in the city of brotherly love. You are more likely to be kicked in the liver than be loved.
And they call this the "City of Brotherly Love", but that name is so laughable when you look at all the crime. People get murdered every day here.
There are security guards in fast food restaurants, and gangs everywhere. This place is garbage.
Filthadelphia homes the Third Circuit Court of Appeals for NJ, PA, DE and VI which is one below SCOTUS the Supreme Court of the United States. They are the reason the people, children and families of the State of New Jersey and Delaware are treated so badly. Further all corporate civil actions and liable which are lawsuits including Title 18 Section '1983 Lawsuits' over Civil and Human Rights are Appealed to the 3rd Circuit which is the reason people are hurt by corporations who according to the Delaware Corporate Registration Pages are the 'Tiffany of Incorporations'.
The city (not the county as a whole) is disgusting. Gangs and drugs, as well as a lot of bums, as well as half of the city being made up of gettos.Not the worst city in the US but this is still an awful city.
Number 22? Comen on, it should be higher, it should be at least in the top 5, an ugly city, racist and very hostile, you take it Hollywood awy and it's like Salt Lake City.
Los Angeles lies about their city. "Los Angeles" means "the angels" in Spanish, and they don't even act like angels.
Beautiful women. Best beaches in US. Warm, no snow or hurricanes. Making waves in job market with high pay. +++
Had the misfortune to be stranded at Newark airport, years ago, had to run a gauntlet of rude and unhelpful staff until I could get a return flight home & all I can say is that if the airport is anything like Newark, itself, then I will be glad to never see it again in this Life or the next!
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.
Used to live near there. Driving in some neighborhoods looked like scenes of bombed cities in wwii films. And lots of gang activity.
I lived here for a long time and so glad I moved down south to Florida. New York sucks and is highly overrated. All the people there hate each other, no one has manners, and all the buildings look the same now because these Hipsters bought and knocked down the unique and detailed buildings that were once there, then turned them into generic looking high rise condo garbage. Not to mention it's full of trash, there are homeless people everywhere (regardless whether they are good or bad people), the rents are ridiculous, and everything is unaffordable. Also, there's Police involved shootings here constantly and everyone who runs this city is a greedy politician who only cares about money and attention to themselves. Absolutely terrible place to live. I really hate this city and so glad I left.
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.
None of this is true. Don't mess with NYC, I'm from there and have visited countless times. Never once did I see any gangs or graffiti or endless amounts of trash (maybe I haven't gone to the 'bad areas, but I know there are good areas because I've been through them). Central Park is beautiful, there is tons to do in NYC, Coney Island is a blast...what more can I say, NYC is the best city ever!
A complete and utter toilet. Walk around SOHO or any place other than the upper east side and you see garbage strewn on the streets and graffiti everywhere. It is just disgusting. The only way to live there is to be in the upper east side and never leave that one place. The rest is made for sewer rats.
I live in Baltimore. I live in one of its best neighborhoods (which, at that, is STILL not good compared to an average American neighborhood. It is called Frankford.) The city overall is a leftist progressive mess. Ever since the Vietnam War started in 1964, in which blue collar industries started sending their jobs to Mexico and Canada for cheaper labor, it literally left many Baltimoreans on the street, broke and without jobs, most of them Blacks, and it allowed our U.S government (FBI, mainly) to supply the newly poverted neighborhoods with drugs so that the Black communties can tear each other apart and destroy themselves. The 1968 Baltimore Riots also contributed... as vacancies expanded, and bad neighborhoods became even worse. It has barely seen improvement since then, as Baltimore needs blue collar jobs to rid of its own poverty. Welfare and minimum wage won't fix Baltimoreans lives. Maybe a conservative mayor would help, as they have deep experience in such blue collar ...more
Baltimore is a beautiful city of course it has dangerous parts but every city has dangerous areas. Maryland is an amazing state.
If you live on the East side you MIGHT survive but the town is so dangerous you probably wouldn't want to live there at all.
I was born here, The city is very huge, But when you go there for 10 minutes you wont come out alive.
If the creepy abandoned buildings don't turn you away, the smell will.
Hole of the states
It's creepy there.
The "deeper" downtown area of St. Louis is dangerous. When coming from a Cardinals game, I could see people digging through trash, walking weirdly as if they were drunk (which they probably most likely were), etc. Downtown St. Louis, in this area particularly, is definitely not safe. Plus the creepy, run down buildings add on to the setting of St. Louis. Makes me shiver every time I have to pass them.
Definitely not a safe place to live. Should be higher on this list.
I've lived in St Louis for all my life. And believe me, there's a lot of stuff to do, and there's nice storms, but I HATE STL
How is this not higher it literally has the most murders.
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...
Overrun by Cubans who can't speak English and hate and deride Americans. WithTrump now they think most people who aren't from Mexico or Cuba should be in jail. My family that lives in Miami hate it there and say better not to visit due to the hostile environment - not a good place to retire. Airport is in a bad area use alternatives.
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
Too hot and humid. It's like living in a steam room most of the year. It can even be 90 degrees during December!
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!
Why is this in the list?! It's my hometown, it's safer than any large city in the country, and the hellhole known as Juarez doesn't affect us. EL PASO RULES!
El Paso, TX is low crime compared to other major big cities! Should not be on this list, many other far worse places come to mind...
I hate this city I live here. I want to go elsewhere but here for vacation. No good cars, no fun areas, no nice people
The corridor between Oakland and Richmond has some of the worst cases of rapists, poverty, and psychotically extreme politics in the whole country.
I hate that Oakland gets so many sports teams. Can't they just take a boat to San Francisco.
The Black Panthers started here.
Unfortunately, I was born here and lived here until I was three years old. I then moved elsewhere and it is not too much better, but at least not as OVERRATED as this place. Like on T.V., this place is painted as a surfing beach paradise, but in real life it's a nightmare. Some neighborhoods have extremely high crime rates and violence. The people are shallow, immature, and mean-spirited. There are no indications that you are near military property, like this has to be the only city in the world where military bases are not secured and have barriers. Like I saw at least 3 military bases unmanned, it would be ridiculous if a tourist was arrested for trespassing not knowing this backwards city didn't have military bases with barriers. Also, the cost of living is ridiculous. The only nice houses are in the north county and north side of the city (La Jolla, Caramel Valley), everything else is under-sized, no A/C, and extremely overpriced. Dog owners are douchebags here too and let their ...more
San Diego sucks. Boooring and weird. From dislike to hate for anyone from outside. Make the mistake of thinking San Diego is the great and fun Southern California? Wrong. Nothing to do except drive north to Los Angeles. And get cheap bad drugs by driving to Tijuana in your low end 'TJ' car since it will get stripped. Some crap companies to watch out for with vicious and dangerous people, not the place to go for a new job since that would a big bad mistake. Try Silicon Valley or LA or San Francisco, maybe.
YES, it horrible here!
It never gets too cold, it never gets too hot, it almost never rains.
Dozens of beautiful beaches on the west side, nicely wooded mountains on the east side, awe-inspiring desert on the south side.
Whatever you do, DO NOT move here!
Here's the problems: too sunny for me, pointless beaches that lure you in, pointless mountains, pointless deserts without water, too neutral, boring weather, and people that leave the toilet seat up.
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!
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.
What this is so awesome. The Georgia Aquarium and World of Coke I live here and bro it's awesome.
I have been to Atlanta before and it isn't that bad.
So racist and stupid. I live here and its hell. I want to leave and go live in California. nothing to do.
Wow, A city named after a racist president in the most racist state.
You shouldn't visit a city with the same name as a lame cartoon character
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!
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!
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?
The people below are lying to you. It's not cold for 5 months, it's freezing for at least 7. A summer average
of 76F? You'll be lucky if there more than 5 days that hit 70. This city is a collection of strip malls and residential areas, and downtown is a hole. Yes, there are mountains; yes, you can go hiking.
If you're from somewhere flat, I recommend the Rockies or Cascades - why bother spending more to come up
here? Believe me, Anchorage is an isolated provincial backwater.
Most uneducated unworldly racist city I have been to. They look inwards not outwards.
Yeah those gangsters need to die! And gun criminals!
.It has become terrible in the last 5 years
Birmingham has its rougher neighborhoods, but I've lived here for a long time now and it is a good place to live
Racist prejudiced deep south rednecks. weird. Hate Northerners and anyone from states that aren't 90% white. Hate to tell you the Nazis with torches are with the slavery (facist) party and voted for Hillary. No one ever gave credit to anyone that dumb, at least outside of Wanker County, which is actually located in Bill Clinton's Arkansas, which is actually the only State more poor than Jimmy Carter's Georgia.
Nashville in Davidson County is one of the few liberal hotspots in conservative Tennessee. Explains a lot.Tennessee is a red state while Nashville is blue.
They hate people passing thru or moving in, not friendly, dangerous walking around. Can be viscous to republicans.
Avoid East Nashville! That place is a crime hot spot. Nashville is great, but it's getting very crowded!