Famous for jazz, blues, and finger-lickin-good barbecue, Kansas City’s dangerous reputation dates back to violence during the Civil War. Fast-forward to the 20th century and mobsters control the city and crime runs rampant. But the city is getting better! Police investigations ended the mob’s control of the Stardust Casino in Las Vegas (famously portrayed in the movie Casino), the downtown area has been cleaned up, and Kansas City now sees the 4th lowest rate of robberies on our list.
Source: FBI 2013 UCR, Image: Wikimedia