Detroit Named The Most Dangerous City In The U.S.


The FBI has released data naming Detroit, MI the most dangerous city in the nation.

Crime rates fell in the city last year but it still has the highest number of murders and violent crimes (rape, assault, robbery, murder) in the nation. According to the data, last year Detroit had 14,504 violent crimes and 316 murders, which accounted for half of the murders in Michigan. For 2014, the city has had 261 murders so far.

To make Detroit safer, $1.7 billion will be invested in public safety and other improvements in the city.

Other cities on the list include Oakland, CA at number two, Memphis, TN in the third slot, St. Louis, MO at number four and Cleveland, OH rounding out the top five.

Read the list here.