District of Columbia. The District of Columbia has the highest crime rate in the United States, with a 999.8 crime rate per 100,000 people. According to me Metropolitan Police Department, homicides increase by 14% compared to 2021, robbery by 24%, burglary by 8%, and 4% in motor vehicle theft.
Maine gets the best score of all states for violent crime per capita, which is the most important factor in our rankings and counts twice as much as each of the other three. There were only 1,466 violent crimes reported in Maine in 2020, or 108.6 for every 100,000 people.
The Global Peace Index 2021 ranks the US 122nd out of 163 countries. Based on this ranking, several countries, including many still developing, are above the US in safety.
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.
Mexico may be more dangerous than the US overall, but not for Americans. According to FBI crime statistics, 4.8 Americans per 100,000 were murdered in the US in 2010.
Canada has a crime rate that is about one-third that of its neighbor, the United States (1.6 incidents per 100,000 vs. 4.5 per 100,000 respectively).
1. Venezuela: Venezuela is considered one of the countries with highest crime rate in the world with widespread of violent crimes such as murder and kidnapping being on the increase annually.
Mexico is safer than many cities in the U.S.
And while the media sensationalizes stories of violence in Mexico, Mexico is safer than many major U.S. cities. Travelers feel relatively safe visiting popular U.S. cities like Miami, Philadelphia, Chicago, New Orleans, Washington D.C, or Atlanta.
For 2020, the most dangerous, extreme-risk countries are mostly located in Africa and the Middle East, including places like Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan. Mexico—which has recently been in the news due to the high-profile murder of an Americans—has a range of ratings, from moderate to high risk.
How dangerous is Chicago? If we compare Chicago to other cities, its violent crime rate is 49.9 (on a scale of 1 to 100, low to high crime) compared to the U.S. average of 22.7 Violent crime in particular seems to be experiencing a surge, as the city saw higher crime rates in 2021 than ever before.
Overall, Texas is a safe state to visit in the United States if you know where to go and avoid the places that do tend to see higher rates of crime.
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 below list is the most dangerous cities in the US in 2021 by Rank, based on the metro areas murder and property crime rates per 1,000 people.
It's Charlotte, North Carolina, the cheapest place to live in America with ... [+] Coming in at the top of the list: Charlotte, North Carolina, which ranks high thanks to affordable housing, a moderate cost of living, high-paying jobs, a vibrant community and year-round mild weather.
1. Brownsville, Texas. Brownsville tops GOBankingRates' list of the best places to live in the U.S. in terms of safety and affordability. Its rent is the fourth lowest of all the places included, and it has the fifth-lowest average utility cost and the lowest average grocery cost.
Lake Side Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana, named the most affordable city to live in America. In its report, Niche also ranked the cheapest places to live in the U.S. At the top of the list was Fort Wayne, Indiana, which also took the top spot in three previous years: 2021, 2019 and 2018.