8 US Cities with Highest Crime Rate

Cleveland, Ohio

1,557 crimes per 100,000 people in Cleveland is high. Due to a weak economy and rising unemployment, crime is concentrated in poorer neighbourhoods.

Stockton, California

The city has one of the worst US violence rates despite a population of 309,228. Violence is 1,415 per 100,000. 

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Statistics show 1,369 violent events per 100,000. The police reported 35 murders in early 2021, indicating a rise in city crime.


Springfield, Missouri

St. Louis now views Springfield as a contender after years of high crime. According to FBI crime data, Springfield is one of the worst US cities.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Statistics show 1,334 violent events per 100,000. The city was in shock from January to July as thousands were murdered or attacked.

Oakland, California

Oakland has averaged one execution every three days since January 2021, shocking the population. 1,299 crimes per 100,000 Oakland inhabitants is rare.


Mesa, Arizona

Mesa Arts Center presents operas, ballets, and art. However, 1,250 in 100,000 face crime here regularly.

San Bernardino, California

1,291 crimes per 100,000 residents in San Bernardino are rising. San Bernardino has 801 gangs despite its 62.45-mile circumference.

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