The Top 5 Most Dangerous Cities to Work in the United States

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Almost 1.2 million violent crimes were committed in 2015. This is a 3.9% increase in crimes since 2014, USA Today reports. This means that on any given day over 3,000 crimes are being committed. After reviewing the 2015 FBI Crime Report, the violent crimes being documents consist of murder, nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. To compile a list of the most dangerous cities to reside, the violent crime rates in the cities with at least 100,000, were calculated.

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5. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The violent crimes in Milwaukee have risen over 60%. Over a period of five years, Milwaukee has moved from the 29th most dangerous to the 5th most.

4. Memphis, Tennessee

The economy in Memphis is in a poor state. It has the highest unemployment rate in the country and the most reported aggravated assaults as well.

3. Birmingham, Alabama

Murder, robbery and aggravated assault rates in Birmingham are in the top five of all the cities in the US. It has a poverty rate of 31% and is the third most violent city.

2. Detroit, Michigan

The poverty level in Detroit is even higher than Birmingham, coming in at a whopping 40%. In 2015 there were almost 2,000 violent crimes committed per 100,000 people.

1. St. Louis, Missouri

In St. Louis, 188 homicides have been documented, and over 5,000 violent crimes. The cities rate of violence is increasing yearly by 7.7%, which is more than double that of the entire nation.

**These cities were ranked according to facets such as crime rate, median household income, and poverty level. Information was retrieved from Bureau of Labor Statistics, FBI Uniform Crime Report, and the US Census Bureau.

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