A new study has revealed the most dangerous cities in America– and no, New York is not one of them.
Although it’s no secret that crime has spiked drastically in the Big Apple in recent years, our humble hometown was luckily left off this notorious list.
Security Gauge, a crime risk assessment platform, collated data on violent crimes (homicide, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault) from 18,000 law enforcement agencies in cities and towns across the US with at least 25,000 residents.
And, according to the stats, Bessemer, Alabama is currently the most dangerous place in the country.
The area reports a whopping 33.18 violent crimes per 1,000 residents, according to Daily Mail, which obtained the study.
Bessemer has recently experienced a spike in physical violence, property crime and motor vehicle theft, which was responsible for its rise to the top spot.
The Alabama area replaced Monroe, Louisiana, which was previously named by Security Gauge as the most dangerous place in America.
In the new listing, that southern city came in second spot. It has one of the highest murder rates in the United States, according to an analysis of reports to the FBI.
Meanwhile, Memphis, Tennessee, and Saginaw, Michigan, tied as the third most dangerous cities in the country. Both reported a violent crime rate of 25.1 per 1,000 residents.
Detroit, Michigan was not far behind, with a violent crime rate of 23 per 1,000 residents.
Birmingham, Alabama was listed as the sixth most crime-ridden place to live in America, followed by two cities in Arkansas.
Pine Bluff has a violent crime rate of 20.5 per 1,000 residents, with the city reporting 50 more crimes per square mile than the statewide average.
Meanwhile, Little Rock reports 20.2 violent crimes reported per 1,000 residents.
Alexandria, Louisiana and Cleveland, Ohio rounded out the top 10.
Although these cities may be seeing the worst of it by Security Gauge’s standards, areas all across the country have been caught up in rising crime.
A report found that violent crime across the US jumped last year compared to 2021.
Astonishingly, one out of every 179 Americans will eventually be murdered if the country’s murder rate remains the same as in 2021.
And while New York City escaped the top 10 list, it’s still not looking good for the rotting Big Apple.
The city saw record levels of felony crimes last year— the most in over 15 years.
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