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The most dangerous cities in the United States 2022

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In the last decade, the rate of violence in the United States has increased by more than 10%, according to, which takes into account the number of incidents reported to the authorities.

Among the most common crimes are physical assaults, sexual violence, robbery and murder. Although the rate of violence has been on the rise generally, there are cities where the number of crimes has been even higher. Here we tell you which are the most dangerous cities in the US 2022. Know which ones they are!

1. Monroe, Louisiana

Bridge in Monroe, Louisiana, which a city that suffers from violence

With a poverty rate of over 36%, Monroe, Louisiana ranks high in the number of violent crimes that occur each year. In 2021 alone, a rate of 2969.1 incidents of violence per 100,000 residents was reported, a figure that increases considerably every year.

That’s why Monroe, Louisiana is one of the most dangerous cities to live in in the United States. Another fact that has put both citizens and visitors on alert is that 2020 showed an increase of 29% in homicide cases.

2. Memphis, Tennessee has alarming rates of violence

Photo of Memphis, Tennessee, which is plagued by violence

The average income per household in Memphis, Tennessee, is approximately $41,000 dollars, which makes this region one of the poorest in the entire country. According to experts, this figure is related to the high incidence of violent crimes.

Every year, at least 2,350 crimes occur per 100,000 inhabitants. For residents, this is not a surprise, since Memphis has been at the top of the list for violence in the last five years. According to statistics, 1 in 41 people in Memphis is in real danger of being the victim of a violent incident.

3. Detroit, Michigan


The average annual salary of a resident in Detroit, Michigan is $30,000 a year, and the poverty rate is 35%. This could explain why, in 2021 alone, there have been more than 2,000 violent incidents per 100,000 residents.

For many years, Detroit has been known to be one of the most dangerous cities in the United States, and although the authorities have tried to implement prevention measures in the face of rising rates of violence, these efforts continue to be in vain.

4. Danville, Illinois also has a worrying percentage of violence

Photo of a building in Danville, Illinois, a city with problems of violence

The poverty rate in the city of Danville, Illinois, could be one of the reasons why it is one of the most unsafe cities in the United States, with an incidence of more than 1600 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants! A very high number! !

Danville’s dangerousness is well known and it has been listed as the most dangerous in all of Illinois. Based on 2021 data, there is a 1 in 58 chance that a Danvillean will be the victim of a violent attack, and a 1 in 25 chance of being the victim of a burglary.

5. Cleveland, Ohio


The crime rate in Cleveland, Ohio is similar to that of Danville, Illinois, as statistics indicate that, in 2021, there were more than 1,600 crimes per 100,000 residents. The poverty rate is over 30% since an average annual salary of $30,000 is reported among the residents of this city.

If you live in, or visit Cleveland, you’ll have a 1 in 59 chance of being a victim of crime and a 1 in 24 chance of experiencing burglary. That is why it is considered one of the most dangerous cities in the United States in 2022. In addition, there has been a dramatic decrease in the number of people who choose to live in Cleveland.

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