By far the most dangerous city in America is Detroit, Michigan. The old auto-manufacturing town holds the records on our list for both the highest number of murders (45.15 per 100k) and aggravated assaults (1,256.77 per 100k). With 2,072.33 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, Detroit is a dangerous place to live or visit.
Though it can be tough to see the bright side in a city that has just emerged from bankruptcy, there is hope – murders in Detroit decreased 14% from 2012 to 2013 and a further 5% the following year. Be mindful if you visit, though – 70% of murders are said to be unsolved.
Source: FBI 2013 UCR & Time Magazine, Image: Wikimedia