Violent crime happens in every state, city and town. Which city had the most violent crime in your state?
Crime across the country
Violent crime happens in every state, city and town. In 2016, an estimated 1,248,185 violent crimes occurred nationwide, an increase of 4.1 percent from the 2015, reaching a five-year peak. Aggravated assaults accounted for 64.3 percent of violent crimes, robbery for 26.6 percent, rape for 7.7 percent and murder 1.4 percent according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
This list looks at urban areas with a population over 50,000 using the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report on violent crime to find the most dangerous cities. For Vermont, the highest overall was used, as no cities have a population of 50,000. Violent crime per capita (per 10,000 people) is calculated to standardize and compare results.
So which city was hardest hit by violent crime in each state? Want to see how other cities in your state compares? Try our online database with nearly 10,000 U.S. city crime statistics.