Source: FBI 2013 UCR, Image: Wikipedia

Springfield, Massachusetts, doesn’t stand out on our list as particularly high on any of the specific measures.

Crime City Trivia: Springfield, Massachusetts has one of the highest crime rates in the United States
Crime City Trivia: Springfield, Massachusetts has one of the highest crime rates in the United States

But is pretty dangerous across the board. Basketball was invented in Springfield, also the home of Milton Bradley (the board game creator) and birthplace of NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti. Its importance as a city hasn’t mitigated aggravated assaults at 628 per 100k in 2013.

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