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Two Chicago suburbs named among nation’s most dangerous cities

by James F. McClister

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Earlier this week, we reported on NeighborhoodScout’s new list of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S. In part two of this two-part series on crime, we’ll be counting down the top 100 “most dangerous” cities in America.

The group considered population and the rate of individual crime types per one thousand residents – including burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault – to determine its rankings.

For the fifth year in a row, East St. Louis was named the most dangerous city in America.

Chicago proper made neither the safest nor most dangerous cities lists. However, two suburbs did make an appearance: Harvey (No. 25) and Gary (No. 87).

Rank City
100 Beaumont, Texas
99 Elizabeth, N.J.
98 Cincinnati, Ohio
97 Orlando, Fla.
96 Bridgeport, Conn.
95 Panama City, Fla.
94 Reading, Penn.
93 Goldsboro, N.C.
92 Lima, Ohio
91 Lawton, Okla.
90 Balch Springs, Texas
89 Albuquerque, N.M.
88 Baton Rouge, La.
87 Gary, Ind.
86 North Miami, Fla.
85 Salisbury, Md.
84 Battle Creek, Mich.
83 Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
82 Tallahassee, Fla.
81 Waterloo, Iowa
80 Odessa, Texas
79 Jackson, Mich.
78 Rocky Mount, N.C.
77 Anderson, S.C.
76 Jackson, Miss.
75 Holyoke, Mass.
74 Spartanburg, S.C.
73 Worcester, Mass.
72 Miami Beach, Fla.
71 Chattanooga, Tenn.
70 New Orleans, La.
69 Gadsden, Ala.
68 Houston, Texas
67 Minneapolis, Minn.
66 Canton, Ohio
65 Philadelphia, Pa.
64 Bridgeton, N.J.
63 Miami, Fla.
62 Brockton, Mass.
61 Albany, Ga.
60 New Haven, Conn.
59 Springfield, Ill.
58 Fort Pierce, Fla.
57 Danville, Ill.
56 Springfield, Mass.
55 Jackson, Tenn.
54 Fort Myers, Fla.
53 Hartford, Conn.
52 Lawrence, Mass.
51 Newark, N.J.
50 Lansing, Mich.
49 Trenton, N.J.
48 Harrisburg, Pa.
47 Lake Worth, Fla.
46 Chelsea, Mass.
45 Nashville, Tenn.
44 Compton, Calif.
43 Fall River, Mass.
42 San Bernardino, Calif.
41 Springfield, Mo.
40 Riviera Beach, Fla.
39 Kalamazoo, Mich.
38 Niagara Falls, N.Y.
37 Weslaco, Texas
36 Buffalo, N.Y.
35 Washington, D.C.
34 Kansas City, Mo.
33 Charleston, W.V.
32 New Bedford, Mass.
31 Rockford, Ill.
30 Pine Bluff, Ark.
29 Indianapolis, Ind.
28 Daytona Beach, Fla.
27 Elkhart, Ind.
26 Atlanta, Ga.
25 Harvey, Ill.
24 Homestead, Fla.
23 Cleveland, Ohio
22 East Point, Ga.
21 Atlantic City, N.J.
20 Stockton, Calif.
19 Baltimore, Md.
18 Little Rock, Ark.
17 Myrtle Beach, S.C.
16 West Memphis, Ark.
15 Milwaukee, Wisc.
14 Newburgh, N.Y.
13 Chester, Pa.
12 Birmingham, Ala.
11 Ardmore, Okla.
10 St. Louis, Mo.
9 Oakland, Calif.
8 Saginaw, Mich.
7 Flint, Mich.
6 Memphis, Tenn.
5 Wilmington, Del.
4 Alexandria, La.
3 Detroit, Mich.
2 Camden, N.J.
1 East St. Louis, Ill.

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