Memphis experiences a high violent crime rate of 20.71 per 1,000 people, attributed to factors such as gang conflicts, gun violence, and homicides.
Detroit has a violent crime rate of 20.03 per 1,000 people, just slightly lower than Memphis.
Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock, with two-thirds less population than Memphis and Detroit, still faces a significant violent crime rate of 18.15 per 1,000 people.
Pueblo, despite its innocent-sounding name, has a violent crime rate of 16 per 1,000 people.
High property tax, gentrification, and a transient population contribute to a high crime rate in the city, with 15.77 out of every 1,000 people experiencing violent crimes.
Kansas City, Missouri
While Kansas City's center is generally safe for tourists, other parts of the city have a poor reputation for violent crimes, with 14.37 incidents per 1,000 people.
Rockford, caught between Chicago and Milwaukee, experiences a significant violent crime rate of 14.16 crimes per 1,000 people, stirring concerns among locals.
Cleveland, known as the Forest City, faces a high poverty rate that contributes to a 14.53 violent crime rate per 1,000 people, despite having safe districts.
Springfield's high crime rate of 13.38 per 1,000 people can be attributed to factors such as unemployment, limited mental health resources, and drug issues.