15 Most Dangerous U.S. Cities to Travel to in 2023

Before you look at the list, what city comes to mind as the most dangerous place in the U.S? If you thought Chicago or Los Angeles, you may be surprised …

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Before you look at the list, what city comes to mind as the most dangerous place in the U.S? If you thought Chicago or Los Angeles, you may be surprised to find they don’t rank in the top 15 in the country.

As you plan your travel itinerary for the year, you may want to have a look at the cities listed. We’re not saying you shouldn’t go there, but certainly do your research ahead of time and know which part of town is safer to stay in.

Here are the Top 15 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S.

1. Bessemer, AL

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Violent Crime Rate per 1,000 residents: 33.1

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 30

2. Mobile, AL

Mobile Alabama
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Violent Crime Rate per 1,000 residents: 27.9

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 35

3. Monroe, LA

Monroe Louisiana
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Violent Crime Rate per 1,000 residents: 26.3

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 38

4. Saginaw, MI

Saginaw Michigan
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Violent Crime Rate per 1,000 residents: 25.1

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 39

5. Memphis, TN

Memphis, TN
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Violent Crime Rate per 1,000 residents: 25.1

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 39

6. Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI
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Violent Crime Rate per 1,000 residents: 23.0

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 43

7. Birmingham, AL

Birmingham, AL city
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Violent Crime Rate per 1,000 residents: 20.6

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 49

8. Pine Bluff, AR

Main Street USA
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Violent Crime Rate per 1,000 residents: 20.5

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 48

9. Little Rock, AR

Little Rock
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Violent Crime Rate per 1,000 residents: 20.2

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 49

10. Alexandria, LA

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Violent Crime Rate per 1,000 residents: 18.8

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 53

11. Cleveland, OH

Cleveland, OH
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Violent Crime Rate per 1,000 residents: 17.1

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 58

12. Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo, MI
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Violent Crime Rate per 1,000 residents: 16.8

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 59

13. Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee, WI
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Violent Crime Rate per 1,000 residents: 16.6

Odds of being a victim:: 1 in 59

14. Albany, GA

American Town
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Violent Crime Rate per 1,000 residents: 16.1

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 61

15. Gadsden, AL

Gadsden, AL
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Violent Crime Rate per 1,000 residents: 15.8

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 63

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This article was produced by Our Woven Journey.

Data based on research provided by Neighborhood Scout
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