9 Cities in America Where Crime Is Out of Control

Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis experiences a high violent crime rate of 20.71 per 1,000 people, attributed to factors such as gang conflicts, gun violence, and homicides.

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit has a violent crime rate of 20.03 per 1,000 people, just slightly lower than Memphis.

Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, with two-thirds less population than Memphis and Detroit, still faces a significant violent crime rate of 18.15 per 1,000 people.

Pueblo, Colorado

Pueblo, despite its innocent-sounding name, has a violent crime rate of 16 per 1,000 people.

Tacoma, Washington

High property tax, gentrification, and a transient population contribute to a high crime rate in the city, with 15.77 out of every 1,000 people experiencing violent crimes.

Kansas City, Missouri

While Kansas City's center is generally safe for tourists, other parts of the city have a poor reputation for violent crimes, with 14.37 incidents per 1,000 people.

Rockford, Illinois

Rockford, caught between Chicago and Milwaukee, experiences a significant violent crime rate of 14.16 crimes per 1,000 people, stirring concerns among locals.

Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, known as the Forest City, faces a high poverty rate that contributes to a 14.53 violent crime rate per 1,000 people, despite having safe districts.

Springfield, Missouri

Springfield's high crime rate of 13.38 per 1,000 people can be attributed to factors such as unemployment, limited mental health resources, and drug issues.


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