If you're thinking about moving, safety is probably one of your main concerns. Would you feel comfortable walking in the neighborhood at night? What's the crime rate in the area?
According to a new list compiled by City-Data.com, the top 10 most dangerous cities in the U.S. may come as a surprise. Noticeably absent were several large cities, including Atlanta, Chicago and New York City.
The list ranks cities based on per-capita crime rates and gives each one its own crime index number.
Most of the cities that made the list are in the U.S. South and West.
No. 1 on the list is Industry, Calif., which is in Los Angeles County. Both Illinois and Florida have two or more neighborhoods that made the list.
Rounding out the top 10 most dangerous are:
10. McCook, Illinois
9. Atlantic Beach, South Carolina
8. East St. Louis, Illinois
7. Medley, Florida
6. Mangonia Park, Florida
5. Sand City, California
4. Bedford Park, Illinois
3. Fruitport, Michigan
2. Sauget, Illinois
1. Industry, California
See city-data.com's top 100 list here.
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...