A lot has changed in Portsmouth over the last 30 years. According To FBI Statistics, These Are The 5 Most Dangerous Cities In Virginia.
While there are surveys and public polls on what cities in a state are the safest, we didn't want to rely on speculation and opinion. The Movoto Real Estate Blog has already brought you lists of the 10 safest places in each state, and now we’re looking at the other side of the coin: the most dangerous places. City of Richmond 2.
In this post, we’re going to take a virtual tour of Virginia’s 10 most dangerous places:. It’s also listed as one of the most dangerous cities in the world because of its high murder rate.. There’s a positive trend though with crime decreasing in general, although the crime rate as much higher than the US average. A large number of housing projects have closed. For the most part, I would have to agree. Movoto ranks Fredericksburg as the 6th most dangerous city and estimates a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of a crime. Instead, we looked at the hard numbers from the FBI's most recent report of crime (Published Sept 2019) in West Virginia. VIRGINIA — Petersburg has been dubbed the "most dangerous city" in Virginia. Just like most cities of this size, Portsmouth, Virginiahas a mixture of safe neighborhoods and dangerous neighborhoods. 1. We’re grateful to live in the beautiful state of Virginia, with its endless natural wonders, fascinating history, beautiful scenery, and wonderful residents. The FBI's 10 most dangerous cities, by region The latest FBI data reveals the top 10 most dangerous cities for violence — in each of the four U.S. regions Updated January 23, 2019 with infographic on the FBI source of local crime data used to develop the lists. Petersburg recorded a violent crime rate of 794 per 100,000 people in 2017, based on the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. I live in this area east of Danville along US58 and west of Emporia and south of I-64. How We Picked the Most Dangerous Metro Cities in America. How we calculated the safest cities in West Virginia for 2020. Although this city makes the list of most dangerous VA cities, Marion’s culture and sense of uniqueness have made it a pretty “cool” city to live in.
City of Norfolk 3. Although West Virginia has several cities with very high crime rates, Charleston’s 2016 violent crime rate of 1,552 incidents per 100,000 people is the state’s worst in the state by a wide margin. In 2014 the murder rate alone was higher than that of Honduras, which has the highest in the world, at 90.4 per 100,000 people. Aggravated assault is the most common violent crime in the state, accounting for 53% of reported crime in the safest cities and 59% across Virginia. Nevertheless, as is the case with any … Petersburg was ranked the most dangerous city in Virginia in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining cities with at least 20,000 in population that posted the highest violent crime rates per state. There are, of course, always exceptions and considering how incredible Virginia is as a rule, even this area isn't as bad as many other areas of the country. But high rates of violent crime can’t be overlooked. Chicago has a reputation of being one of the most violent cities in the country, but it’s not the most dangerous in its state.East St. Louis is with 967 violent crimes compared to the entire population of 26,523. Property Crime in Virginia: Fear vs. Many that live in this area argue that this Portsmouth has a tightknit community, but to the rest of Virginia, Portsmouth has a long-standing reputation for high crime. Other cities in Florida, like Opa Locka and Lake City, also rank among the most dangerous in the country, with violent crime rates of 2,346.5 and 1,214.9 per 100,000, respectively.
To identify the most dangerous cities in the country, we analyzed FBI crime report statistics and population data for 2017 (the most recent year for which data was available).³ We set a population threshold at 300,000 and higher. St Louis is ranked as the most dangerous city in the US with a violent crime rate of 1,817.10 per 100,000 residents. Despite being one of the most charming cities in the state – and with a quaint Old Town, rich history and a beautiful university, it really is one of the best. City of Roanoke 5. Marion, Virginia has an overall crime rate that is 129% higher than Virginia’s average and 66% higher than the US average. City of Portsmouth 4. St Louis.