If America focused on its own issues rather than attempting (and failing) to be the savior of the underdeveloped world, maybe the streets of the 35 worst, most dangerous, ghettoest cities in America in 2017 ranked by FBI would be much safer. The US may be the biggest superpower in the world, but it focuses on using its wealth and power to interfere in the matters of other countries, whether they want such interference or not. This is why perhaps it often neglects its own cities, and hence they suffer.
Homicides are increasing significantly in the country on the overall level, with St. Louis, Baltimore and Detroit topping the list of cities with most murders in 2017. St. Louis seems to have made it a habit, with the city also managing the highest murders in US by city in 2016. The human life seems to have little or no value in such cities, and you should be cautious when visiting or living in cities such as Emeryville, California, that are considered to be one of the worst cities in America to live in.
If you want to learn more details about the worst areas in the US to live in, you might want to check out our article on 30 most dangerous neighborhoods in America. If you want to learn about the dangers of what is considered to be the pinnacle of American cities, New York, you should give the 10 worst, poorest and most dangerous neighborhoods in New York a visit. On the other hand, if you are considering moving to a new city and want to learn about the safest cities in the US, you should consider moving to Dayton, Ohio which is apparently the easiest city to move to in America because of its 37% job growth rate.
It’s not an easy task to determine the worst, most dangerous, ghettoest cities in America in 2017 ranked by FBI. After all, the FBI provides statistics related to crime and not towards the standard of living in a specific area. Hence, we had to focus on the crime rates to determine the ranking of cities. For this purpose, we obtained the FBI’s data on various crimes committed in multiple cities in the country. These involved petty crimes such as larceny and included serious crimes as well, such as rape, murder, and arson.
In our ranking, we selected the cities which had not only the highest number of crimes committed in 2016 (since those are the latest data) but the highest number of crimes per capita as well. This way, we could obtain ranking which is far more accurate than it would have been had we focused only on the number of crimes, which can be deceiving. For this list we have come up with a genuine Insider Monkey score, that is, in fact, the average of points given to cities according to parameters mentioned above. So, the higher is score; the higher is city on the list. Of course, we are starting with the least dangerous, ghettoest city in America in 2017.
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