It is true that no place in the world is free of crime and there are always a few people, no matter how peace-loving the community is, who want to disrupt the law and order situation of that community. However, it is also true that some places are relatively more peaceful than others and you are less likely to be a victim of a crime in those areas. The recent economic recession has hit some areas hard and certain people have resorted to unfair means for gaining a financial edge over others. Below is a list of the 10 most dangerous cities of the USA.
10. Memphis, Tennessee
The state of Tennessee ranks as one of the most peaceful states of America. The city of Memphis however, came out to be above average when it came to the number of violent crimes and sex crimes per capita.
9. New Orleans, Louisiana
The Institute for Economics and Peace declared the city of New Orleans as one of the more peaceful areas of Minnesota. But these cities still made it on this list thanks to their high number of sex offenders per capita.
8. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
This city is known for its strict laws for sex offenders, which prevents them from going any closer than 1000 feet to schools, parks, playgrounds and public school bus stops. However, only 10 percent of the city is open to housing these criminals. This has caused them all to cluster together.
7. Kansas City, Missouri
This city has one of the highest arrest rates in the country with two to three arrests in the average week. The relatively high crime rate in this city has been associated with the drug called PCP, which makes its users unpredictable and violent.
6. Baltimore, Maryland
The city of Baltimore ranks sixth on our list of the most dangerous American cities because of its high number of sex crimes. If this wasn’t enough, the city recently saw a series of firebombs hitting random locations of the city, spreading fear and panic.
5. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Even after a dip in the number of violent crimes in recent years, the city is still dangerous enough to rank fifth on our list. It is not a surprise because the state of Louisiana is known as one of the most dangerous of all.
4. St. Petersburg, Florida
Several factors were taken into account while compiling this list, including access to firearms and number of people behind bars per capita. St. Petersburg fared badly in all of those factors to earn a number four spot on this list.
3. Orlando, Florida
It may come as a surprise to a lot of people that the city which is home to Disney and Universal Studios would appear on this list. But thanks to constant increase in violent crimes in recent years, it is placed on number three.
2. St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis was deemed satisfactory when it came to theft and violent crime, but the result for sex crimes was a lot less than satisfactory.
1. Wilmington, Delaware
This city managed to grab the top spot as the most dangerous city in America thanks to its percentage population which is behind bars.