Crime in America 2016: Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities Under 200,000
Little Rock, Arkansas, tops the list as the most dangerous city under 200,000 for the second year in a row. The top three is rounded out by Rockford, Illinois and Springfield, Missouri. This list, which includes cities with populations between 100,000 and 200,000, is based on data released Monday by the FBI. Look at the slideshow below to see the full list of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in America under 200,000, and click here to see full Crime in America 2016 coverage.
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, made it on to Law Street’s list for the first time this year, after ranking at #13 last year. While Chattanooga experienced a very small decrease in crime, at 0.82 percent, other cities’ crime rates fell more sharply, landing Chattanooga on the list. Chattanooga did see a worrisome increase in its number of murders, which went from 18 in 2013 to 27 in 2014.
Violent Crime Rate: 974/100,000 people
Murder Rate: 15/100,000 people
Officer to Population Ratio: 1:377
Rank Last Year: #13
Research and analysis by Law Street’s Crime in America Team: Kevin Rizzo, Alexis Evans, and Anneliese Mahoney.
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FBI: Violent crime, population, murder, and officer statistics, measured January – December 2014.