Crime in America 2016: Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities Over 200,000
Detroit is the most dangerous city with a population over 200,000 for a third year in a row. Although Detroit remains at the top of the list, its violent crime decreased by about 4 percent. Indianapolis, Indiana also makes its first appearance on the list this year at number 10. All statistics are based on 2014 data from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report. Check out the slideshow below for the Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities Over 200,000.
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Indianapolis, Indiana makes its first appearance on Law Street’s list of Most Dangerous Cities this year after its violent crime rate increased by about 2 percent–though it is important to note that the FBI concluded that its crime statistics in 2014 are not comparable to previous years. However, Indianapolis’ violent crime rate still makes it the #10 most dangerous city in the United States, with 136 murders, 573 rapes, 3,808 robberies, and 6,251 aggravated assaults.
Violent Crime Rate: 1,255/100,000 people
Murder Rate: 16/100,000 people
Officer to Population Ratio: 1:559
Rank Last Year: #12*
Research and analysis by Law Street’s Crime in America Team: Kevin Rizzo, Alexis Evans, and Anneliese Mahoney.
*Because of changes in the state/local agency’s reporting practices, figures are not comparable to previous years’ data.
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FBI: Violent crime, population, murder, and officer statistics, measured January – December 2014.