The number of violent crimes reported in the U.S. fell by more than 4% last year, compared with the year before, and it’s down almost 15% in the past 10 years, according to the FBI.
Despite the nation’s improving crime rates, and an estimated 30 million surveillance cameras now deployed nationwide, many large U.S. cities are still considered dangerous. Nationwide, 368 violent crimes were reported for every 100,000 people in 2013. Such crimes include murder, rape, aggravated assault, and robbery. In America’s 10 most dangerous cities, there were more than 1,300 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. 24/7 Wall St. reviewed violent crime rates among the nation’s cities with populations of 100,000 or more. Based on violent crime data published by the FBI’s 2013 Uniform Crime Report, these are America’s most dangerous cities.