East St. Louis, Illinois and Camden, New Jersey rank first and second in an annual ranking of the country’s most dangerous cities.
New Orleans ((70), Philadelphia (65), Miami (63), Washington, D.C. (35) and Baltimore (19) are on the list, which is repared by NeighborhoodScout, a nationwide neighborhood search engine and provider of location-based analytics for real-estate investors and homebuyers.
The Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities also includes midsized and smaller cities including Stockton, Calif. (20); Pine Bluff, Ark. (30); Niagara Falls, N.Y. (38); Nashville, Tenn. (45); Newark, N.J. (51); Hartford, Conn. (53); Tallahassee, Fla. (82) and Beaumont, Tex. (100).
NeighborhoodScout said its analysis takes into account all 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the U.S. The annual list is comprised of cities with a population of 25,000 or more and is based on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent crimes include murder, rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. Data used for this research are the number of violent crimes reported to the FBI to have occurred in each city and the population of each city.
The full list is at http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/neighborhoods/crime-rates/top100dangerous/