With 50 states and more than 300 million people, the United States of America is filled with different terrain and culture. America is brave and vast, from the Concrete Jungle in New York to the red clay over in Utah. Each state has its own identity, which makes so many locals in the US proud.
However, as big as America is, there is also a lot of room for error. Not every city in each state is running smoothly. Meanwhile, just because a city was dangerous back in the 1970s doesn’t mean it remains dangerous in 2019. There are a variety of sites that compile the most dangerous cities in the US year after year.
Cleveland isn’t the largest city in the state of Ohio but it might be one of the most dangerous. Cleveland is showed by World Atlas to have around 1,300 violent crimes out of 100,000 people.
While many people visit Cleveland for summers by Lake Erie or visit its many museums, parts of the city are falling apart because of its high unemployment rate and poverty.
In terms of the great state of Illinois, many people think of Chicago. Although Chicago might be bigger than Rockford in population, the later has Chicago beat when it comes to danger. According to Escape Here, there were more than 1,700 cases of assault as close as 2 years ago, and with a population of more than 147,000 making Rockford quite a sketchy place to be come nightfall.
Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri has a population of almost 500,000, which means there are thousands of people loving Kansas City and calling it home. However, it is also widely-known for its increase in crime in the past couple of years. USA Today explains that with a high poverty and violent crimes rate, Kansas City’s crime is on the rise.