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.

Violent crime - Birmingham
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Alabama's biggest city saw its violent crime rate climb by 18 percent in 2014, enough to move up three spots in this year's rankings. In fact, Law Street notes that Birmingham had the highest growth in violent crime among all the cities on the list, largely due to a 27-percent increase in aggravated assaults and higher levels of robberies and rapes. Despite that, the city did see murders decrease by more than 10 for a total of 52 in 2014.


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