Where are you most likely to be a victim of violent crime in the United States? According to the Violent Crime Index, that would be Detroit, Michigan. The Violent Crime Index is comprised of four sets of data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program. It is used to compare the 50 most populous cities in the United States based on violent crime incidents per 100,000 residents, assigning a grade for each one. Murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault incidents are all factors in the index.
The top 5 most violent cities according to the Violent Crime Index are Detroit, Michigan, Memphis, Tennessee, Kansas City, Missouri, Baltimore, Maryland, and Cleveland, Ohio. These statistics can not only reveal the need for improvement but also help travelers make informed choices. Overall, violent crime has been on the decline. In 1993, there were 747.1 violent crimes per 100,000 people. In 2018, the rate was 368.9 violent crimes per 100,000 people.