Michigan Has 8 of the Nation’s 50 Most Dangerous Cities
New research reveals that 8 of the 50 most dangerous cities in the United States are right here in Michigan, with two cities claiming spots in the Top 10.
The report, issued by NeighborhoodScout.com, bases its research on the number of violent crimes per 1000 residents. Only cities with populations greater than 25,000 were included in the report.
No other state has 8 entries among the top 50 most dangerous, let alone the Top 100.
Here are the 8 most dangerous cities in Michigan, and where they stack up within the Top 50 nationwide.
Jackson's violent crime rate of 11.8 per 1000 residents ranks it as the 8th most dangerous city in Michigan, and 50th most dangerous in the nation.
7. Battle Creek
Battle Creek ranks as the 7th most dangerous city in Michigan, with 12 violent crimes reported for every 1000 residents. That's puts it at #47 nationally.
Did you think Flint would rank higher on this list? There are actually 5 more cities in Michigan considered to be more dangerous. Flint's violent crime rate of 12.5 per 1000 residents puts it 42nd in the nation.
The Detroit suburb of Inkster ranks as the 5th most dangerous city in Michigan with 14.1 violent crimes per 1000 residents. That puts it at 29th in the nation.
Michigan's capital city is its 4th-most dangerous, with 15.7 violent crimes reported per 1000 residents. That makes it 17th-most dangerous in the country.
The 3rd-most dangerous city in Michigan is Kalamazoo, with 16.8 violent crimes reported per 1000 residents. That's 12th-worst in the nation.
Michigan's biggest city is not its most dangerous, but close. 23 residents out of every 1000 in Detroit are victims of violent crime, putting the city at 6th-most dangerous in America.
With 25.1 violent crimes reported per 1000 residents, Saginaw rates as the most violent city in Michigan - 4th-most violent in the entire country.
Wonder what other American cities are among the 50 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S.? Take a look below and see how Michigan stacks up compared to some other places.
The 50 Most Dangerous Cities in America