Everyone loves it when their city is #1. That is, until it is number one on the list of most violent cities in the USA. As the FBI’s 2015 statistical report for cities with population over 10,000 revealed, this city tops the list for cities with violent crime. This city has been in the top five for the last five years.
These Top 20 Cities for Violent Crime Might Surprise You
There was some speculation that the “Ferguson Effect” may contribute to the high rate of violence. But the Attorney General says there is no real evidence to support the assumption that police are reacting slower because of national criticism of their tactics. Violent crime that were included in this report include murder, robbery, and aggravated assault. Gun crimes were not singled out.
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