11 Most Dangerous Cities in the United States

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2) St. Louis, MO

Coming in at number two, St. Louis had 6,017 violent crimes in 2016. In total, there were 19 violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Neighborhood Scout gave St. Louis a crime index of one, which is an extremely low score. It means St. Louis is only safer than 1% of other U.S. cities. Neighborhood Scout also says that St. Louis experiences 392 crimes per square mile. This is far higher than the Missouri average of 35 and the national average of 32.85. Throughout the city, there are neighborhoods that are more dangerous than others. One of the most dangerous neighborhoods in St. Louis is Wells-Goodfellow. This neighborhood experiences 12,120 crimes per 100,000 people. Walnut Park East is also considered to be one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city. Here, there are 12,152 crimes per 100,000 people.

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