St. Louis, Missouri, the Most Dangerous City in America
St. Louis, Missouri led the nation with 1,817 violent crimes per 100,000 residents last year.
Cary, North Carolina, by contrast, is the safest city in the nation with just 51 reported violent crimes per 100,000 city residents.
#1 St. Louis, Missouri
Violent crimes per 100,000: 1,817.1
Y 2015 murders: 188
Poverty rate: 27.8%
Unemployment rate: 6.1%
Including 188 homicides, there were 5,762 violent crimes in the city in Y 2015. Adjusting for population, the city’s murder and violent crime rates, at 59 murders and 1,817 per 100,000 city residents, are each the highest in the country. The number of violent crimes reported increased by 7.7% last year, faster than the national uptick of 3.9%. Over the last 5 years, the incidence of violent crime is down by 3.2%.
St. Louis was once the Queen City of the West…perhaps a good place to be from.