America's most dangerous cities

POSTED: 10:33 AM PDT Mar 14, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Oct 15, 2015 

Violent crime across the United States is down slightly, according to data recently released by the FBI. Take a look at the most dangerous cities in America.

Most Dangerous - Memphis1
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Thanks to a violent crime increase of about 5 percent in 2014, Memphis sees itself climb one spot in this year's rankings. The Tennessee city saw increases across the board in every category of violent crime, according to Law Street, with the biggest increases coming in the number of rapes and murders, which jumped 14.5 percent and 13 percent respectively. On top of that, murders hit an eight-year high, reaching 140 in 2014.


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