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Which United States cities are considered the most dangerous?

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Some of the cities in the United States that are considered most dangerous, as of 2015, include Detroit, Oakland, Memphis and St. Louis, according to Law Street Media. Cleveland is also considered one of the most dangerous cities in the United States.

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Detroit, Michigan, is considered one of the most dangerous cities in the United States because the statistics for violent crime and murder are highest. The murder rate is currently 45 to every 100,000 people. The rate for violent crime is 2,072 to every 100,000 people. This is for a total population of approximately 699,889 people (the highest population of any of the cities included on this list).

Other dangerous cities include Oakland, California, which has a murder rate of 22 to every 100,000 people and a violent crime rate of 1,977 to every 100,000 people. Memphis, Tennessee, has a murder rate of 19 to every 100,000 and a violent crime rate of 1,656 to every 100,000. St. Louis, Missouri, has a murder rate of 38 to every 100,000 and a violent crime rate of 1,594 to every 100,000. Finally, Cleveland, Ohio, has a murder rate of 14 to every 100,000 people and a violent crime rate of 1,478 to every 100,000 people.

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