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According to an article The Atlantic these are the 10 most dangerous cities to live in America. These cities struggle with high rates of murder, rape, assault.

10. Stockton, California
  • Violent Crime Per 1,000: 13.8
  • Median Income: $45,730 (8.9% below national average)
  • Unemployment Rate: 18.4% (9.4% above national average)
  • listed as one of the most miserable cities in America by Forbes in March 2010
  • Has the 27th highest number of murders per 1,000 people
  • 12th most aggravated assaults per 1,000
9. Rockford, Illinois
  • Median Income: $36,990 (26% below national average)
  • Violent Crime Rate: 14.5 per 1,000
  • Unemployment Rate: 13.3% (4.3% above the national average)
  • Unusually high violent-crime rates
  • 4th highest rate of aggravated assault in the country
  • 10.5 cases for every 1,000 citizens in 2010; 20 murders occurred in the same year
  • Receives traffic from the drug markets in Madison, Chicago, and Milwaukee resulting in heightened rates of violence
8. Baltimore, Maryland
  • Median Income: $38,772 (22.7% below national average)
  • Violent Crime Rate: $38,772 (22.7% below national average)
  • Unemployment Rate: 7.4% (1.6% below national average)
  • 8th highest rate of violent crime per capita in 2010 among cities with 100,000+ residents
  • 2nd highest east of the Mississippi
  • Has the worst rates of dangerous offenses in the country
  • 10th worst aggravated assault rate
  • 4th worst murder rate
7. Little Rock
  • Median Income: $38, 992 (22.3% below national average)
  • Unemployment Rate: 6.8% (2.2% below national average)
  • Has one of the highest rates of aggravated assault & forcible rape in the country
6. Oakland, CA
  • Median Income: $51, 473 (2.4% above national average)
  • Violent Crime: 15.3 Per 1,000
  • Unemployment Rate: 11% (2% above national average)
  • 10th highest rate of rape in the country
  • 9th highest murder rate in the country
  • 2nd highest robbery rate in the country
5. Memphis, Tennessee
  • Median Income: $34,203 (31.8% below national average)
  • Unemployment Rate: 9.9% (.9% above national average)
  • High rates for violent crimes
4. New Haven, Connecticut
  • Violent Crime Per 1,000: 15.8
  • Median Income: $38,279
  • Highest rate of violent crime on the east coast
  • Number of murders doubled in 2009
3. St. Louis, Missouri
  • Violent Crime Per 1,000: 17.5
  • Median Income: $34,801 (30.7% below national average)
  • 3rd worst aggravated assault rate in the country
2. Detroit, Michigan
  • Population 899,447
  • Violent Crime Per 1,000: 18.9
  • Unemployment Rate: 12.7%
  • 6th highest murder rate in country
  • 5th highest robbery rate in country
1. Flint, Michigan
  • Violent Crime Per 1000: 22
  • Median Income: 27,049 (46.1% below national average)
  • Unemployment Rate: 11.8%
  • Number one rank for rate of assaults in the country
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