The most dangerous city in the United States is Detroit, Michigan. Detroit has a violent crime rate of 2,007.8 incidents per 100,000 people with a total of 261 homicides in 2018. Detroit is the only midsize or large city in the United States with a violent crime rate of over 2,000.
Monroe, LA is back in the number one spot this year as the most violent city in America with a violent crime rate of 29.4 per 1,000 population, and the chance of being a violent crime victim is 1 in 34. The city reported 1,403 violent crimes last year, up 66% from the prior year.
With 64.54 murders per 100,000 residents, St. Louis had the highest murder rate for any major American city in 2019.
The most dangerous countries to visit in 2022 are Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen according to the latest Travel Risk Map, an interactive tool produced by security specialists at International SOS.
District of Columbia. The District of Columbia has the highest crime rate in the United States of 5,416.09 incidents per 100,000 people. Violent crime in D.C. averages more than twice the average rate. In 2018, the violent crime rate was 995.9 per 100,000, while the national average was 368.9 per 100,000.
St. Louis was named the most dangerous city in America. In its analysis, MoneyGeek ranked 297 cities with populations over 100,000 people from most to least safe.
First up on our list of Safest Cities in the US is Frisco Texas. We begin our list by looking at Frisco, Texas. This city is just north of Dallas and is home to over 200,000 people. This city appears on this list due to the meager rates of violent crimes.
Cities with the highest murders per capita so far in 2022 include New Orleans, Baltimore, Birmingham, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Cleveland and others.
In 2022, The top 10 most dangerous cities in the US are Little Rock, Memphis, Tacoma, Detroit, Pueblo, Cleveland, Springfield, Lansing, Kansas City and Chattanooga.
The U.S. ranks among the 15 most dangerous places to live in the world. According to InterNations, expats are not convinced that the “American Dream” still exists, with just 67% rating their personal safety positively in the U.S. That number is 15 percentage points less than the global average of 82%.
1. Iceland. According to the Global Peace Index, Iceland is the safest country globally for the 13th year in a row. Iceland is a Nordic nation with a relatively small population of 340,000.
Chicago, the nation's third-largest city, leads the nation with 739 homicides as of the end of November, up 3% from 2020, according to Chicago Police Department crime data. Chicago's deadliest year remains 1970 when there were 974 homicides.
Looking at cities with populations between 150,000 and 500,000 shows that Port St. Lucie, Florida has the lowest overall crime rate, followed by Cary, North Carolina, and Santa Clarita, California.
Crime in the U.S.
Those figures saw broad variation among states; Maine saw the lowest rate of violent crime – about 115 per 100,000 people – while Alaska, the state with the highest rate, had about 867 incidents per 100,000 people.
Maine has the lowest murder rate in the United States with less than 1 murder per 100,000 residents.
Finland has been ranked happiest country in the world for the fourth year in 2021 as per the World Happiness Report. Finnish people are one of the friendliest, making it to the top position.