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Top 10 Deadliest Cities in America

According to statistics from the FBI, these are the top 10 deadliest cities in United States.


Here are the murder rates for cities with more than 100,000 people.


Top 10 Deadliest Cities in America


10. Washington DC

Murder rate in DC is 22.8 per 100,000


9. West Palm Beach, FL

Murder rate in West Balm Beach, FL is 24.2 per 100,000


8. Shreveport, LA

Murder rate in Shreveport, LA is 25.7 per 100,000


7. Dayton, OH

Murder rate in Dayton, OH is 26.4 per 100,000


6. Memphis, TN

Murder rate in Memphis, TN is 28.5 per 100,000




5. Baton Rouge, LA

Murder rate in Baton Rouge, LA is 35.1 per 100,000


4. New Orleans, LA

Murder rate in New Orleans, LA is 37.1 per 100,000


3. Detroit, MI

Murder rate in Detroit, MI is 38.9 per 100,000


2. Baltimore, MD

Murder rate in Baltimore, MD is 51 per 100,000


1. St. Louis, MO

Murder rate in St. Louis, MO is 60.9 per 100,000



Murder by The Numbers

Of all the murders in US, 46.2% of the murders reported were from the South. Louisiana was the deadliest state to live in during 2018.


The murder rate in Louisiana came to 11.4 per 100,000, more than twice the national average.


The least dangerous state in 2018 was South Dakota, with a murder rate of 1.4.


An estimated 63% of murders in the U.S. were by firearm, including handguns, rifles, and shotguns. This number sums up to 10,265 murders by firearm.


Although the number of murder cases has declined in the past twenty years, when compared internationally the U.S. murder rate is high. In 2012, Germany’s murder rate was 0.8 per 100,000, compared to 4.7 in the United States.



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