While no place is ever truly “safe” – there are some cities in America that are more dangerous than others.
From gangs to theft to even homicide – these cities have gotten a bad reputation.
So before you book your next vacation – make sure you check out our list to see if you’re visiting one of the most dangerous cities in America.
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis continues to rank high as one of the most dangerous cities in America.
A once thriving manufacturing town, the economic hits and leftist policies have led to a crime-ridden city coupled with addiction, homelessness, and increased.
“In its analysis, MoneyGeek ranked 297 cities with populations over 100,000 people from most to least safe.
Coming in at the bottom of the list was St. Louis, Missouri, which was named the most dangerous city in America.”
While the city is less populated than it once was, it often earns the nickname as the “murder capital” of the U.S.
So, should you avoid St. Louis?
Well, it depends how risk-averse you are.
There are likely areas that are relatively safe – but it might be best to pick a different city on your next trip.
As one who grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland – I’ve seen how Cleveland has changed throughout the years.
Like St. Louis, Cleveland was once a thriving manufacturing town – until things changed and jobs were shipped overseas.
Downtown Cleveland used to be a bustling hotspot – only to turn into a ghost town with boarded up shops and abandoned buildings.
Sure, people may work in an office building during the day…
… but at night, the darkness and streets of boarded-up shops and windows drives most people back to the suburbs.
While there have been many attempts to bring “Cleveland back to life” – it’s still not what it once was.
In fact, TravelSafe-Abroad reports Cleveland still makes the top 10 list as one of the most dangerous cities in America.
And with violent crime more than four times the national average – this isn’t too surprising.
While it is true that gangs, homicides, and poverty are rampant in Cleveland – I’d still mark this city as a place you should add to your travel bucket list – as there is so much to see and do.
Cleveland has a thriving art culture, and the old-fashioned “Little Italy” and Westside Market are still booming spots many locals frequent.
And with investors trying to build the city back up – you’re bound to find new restaurants popping up all over the city to check out… before they close.
The disastrous policies of liberals have gutted Baltimore and increased crime and poverty.
Not to mention, the overall sense of hopelessness and despair can be felt as you drive through this city – it truly is a sad place.
Besides the airport – most people avoid Baltimore like the plague – and for a very good reason.
CBS News reported:
“Baltimore’s violent crime rate is reported nearly five times higher than the national violent crime rate of 369 per 100,000 people.
The city’s robbery rate of 837 incidents per 100,000 people is the highest in the country and the murder rate of 51 per 100,000 is second highest, trailing only St. Louis, according to the release.”
Despite several attempts to revitalize Baltimore – there’s not much to do there – except maybe check out the world-famous Baltimore Aquarium.
While these cities are dangerous, remember no city is ever truly “safe.”
But should you visit one of these 3 cities on your next trip – make sure you remain vigilant and take extra precautions.
Have you ever visited any of these dangerous cities?
What is the most dangerous city you’ve ever visited?
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