Top 10 Most Violent Cities in the USA

The United States is one of the world’s greatest military and economic powers. It’s also one of the most populated countries in the world. As one might expect, high population generally means high crime rates. What are the most violent cities in the United States? In this article, I’ll break down the top ten most violent cities in the USA. How are you supposed to calculate something like this? The ranking in this article is based off of the amount of violent crimes per 100,000 people in the city’s population. (This method makes it to where the data isn’t biased towards larger cities.) Without further ado, let’s take a closer look.

10#10 – Kansas City, KS

Kansas City is the largest city in the state of Kansas, and it is at the bottom of this list with 1,251.45 violent crimes per 100,000 people. This city is often mixed up with Kansas City in Missouri, which is a nearby city well-known for hosting the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals. Missouri’s Kansas City is almost twice the size of Kansas’s Kansas City, with a must lower crime rate than its identically named neighboring city. Out of all of the violent crime taking place in Kansas City, KS, most criminal cases pertain to aggravated assault and burglary.