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

Source: FBI 2013 UCR, Image: Wikipedia

Less popular than The Simpsons’s Springfield, this Missouri city has a rough past. Beyond its reputation as the “Birthplace of Route 66”, Springfield was the scene of one of the best known Wild West duels between Wild Bill Hickok and Davis Tutt in 1865 and the lynching of three innocent black men (Horace Duncan, Fred Coker, and Will Allen) in 1906 (leading most African-Americans to leave the city).

Its rough history has stuck around: Springfield had the highest amount of forcible rapes on our list in 2013 at 172.33 per 100k.

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