FBI data reveals some of the most violent cities in nearly every state

The FBI recently released crime statistics that the agency compiled from US cities with a population over 100,000 between January 2017 to June 2017.

Among the data was the number of violent crimes committed in these cities, including murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. We then took these violent crime rates per 10,000 people to rank the most violent city in each state.

However, there are multiple cities, sometimes even whole states – such as Texas – that didn’t report its data. There are also some states, such as Wyoming, that don’t have cities with more than 100,000 people. Therefore the list is not complete.

It should be noted that there are limits to this type of analysis. The Uniform Crime Report data is voluntarily submitted by police forces, and not every city provides data. Further, crime is a socially and economically complex issue, and just looking at raw crime rates may not give a full picture of a particular city’s situation.

One of the most surprising findings was that, despite its reputation, Chicago was not the most violent city in Illinois based on the FBI’s violent crime rate.

Check out the rankings below:

Editor’s note: This story was originally titled “The most violent city in nearly every US state, according to the FBI.” The headline has been changed to reflect that data was reported voluntarily and may be incomplete, as not every major city in each state submitted data.


40. Honolulu, Hawaii, had 12.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


39. Fargo, North Dakota, had 17.6 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


38. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, had 22.4 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

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Sioux Falls Police Department

37. Providence, Rhode Island, had 24.3 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


36. Portland, Oregon, had 24.5 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


35. Billings, Montana, had 24.9 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

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Billings Police Department

34. Tempe, Arizona, had 25.9 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

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Tempe Police Department

33. Norfolk, Virginia, had 26.0 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

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Norfolk Police Department

32. Topeka, Kansas, had 29.2 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


31. Manchester, New Hampshire, had 31.4 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


30. Omaha, Nebraska, had 31.4 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


29. Louisville, Kentucky, had 31.7 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


28. Reno, Nevada, had 32.6 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


27. Tacoma, Washington, had 36.2 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


26. Springfield, Massachusetts, had 40.3 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

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Springfield Police Department

25. Salt Lake City, Utah, had 42.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


24. Newark, New Jersey, had 42.8 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


23. North Charleston, South Carolina, had 43.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

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North Charleston Police Department

22. Washington DC had 45.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

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Heavily armed U.S. Capitol police stand guard outside the U.S. Capitol after at least one person was shot in the Capitol Visitor Center March 28, 2016 in Washington, DC.
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21. Atlanta, Georgia, had 45.8 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


20. South Bend, Indiana, had 46.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

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South Bend officers on the scene of a shooting.
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South Bend Police Department

19. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, had 46.8 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

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18. Buffalo, New York, had 47.0 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

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Buffalo Police Department

17. West Palm Beach, Florida, had 47.7 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

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West Palm Beach police

16. Pueblo, Colorado, had 48.9 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

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Pueblo Police Department

15. Hartford, Connecticut, had 49.4 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


14. Tulsa, Oklahoma, had 50.9 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

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Tulsa County sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement officers secure a gunman on the plaza in front of the Tulsa County courthouse in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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13. Lansing, Michigan, had 52.2 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


12. Minneapolis, Minnesota, had 53.7 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

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Protestors block the southbound lane of Interstate 35W in protest of the fatal police-involved shooting of Philando Castile in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., July 13, 2016.
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11. New Orleans, Louisiana, had 56.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

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Police officers stand by the scene where police officer Daryle Holloway was shot in New Orleans June 20, 2015.
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10. Anchorage, Alaska, had 57.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


9. Stockton, California, had 68.8 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

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8. Cleveland, Ohio, had 69.2 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


7. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, had 75.6 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


6. Rockford, Illinois, had 78.0 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

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5. Birmingham, Alabama, had 86.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


4. Little Rock, Arkansas, had 87.4 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


3. St. Louis, Missouri, had 91.5 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

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Demonstrators protesting the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley march on September 17, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri.
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2. Memphis, Tennessee, had 97.4 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.


1. Baltimore, Maryland, had 98.6 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

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Activists and residents participate in a ‘Peace and Healing Walk’ in an area with a high rate of homicides during Baltimore’s third ‘Ceasefire Weekend’ on February 3, 2018.
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