St. Louis, Missouri, the Most Dangerous City in America

St. Louis, Missouri, the Most Dangerous City in America

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.

Stay tuned…

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Paul Ebeling

Paul A. Ebeling, polymath, excels in diverse fields of knowledge. Pattern Recognition Analyst in Equities, Commodities and Foreign Exchange and author of “The Red Roadmaster’s Technical Report” on the US Major Market Indices™, a highly regarded, weekly financial market letter, he is also a philosopher, issuing insights on a wide range of subjects to a following of over 250,000 cohorts. An international audience of opinion makers, business leaders, and global organizations recognizes Ebeling as an expert.

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