The 10 Deadliest American Cities in 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, it's a lot of fun to look back at all the good things that happened, but it's also important to remember some of the less "cheery" statistics of the year.

According to the most recent data reported by the FBI, violent crimes have increased by 0.7%, although recent estimates are 12.9% below the 2008 level and 12.2% below the 2003 level — so we've got that going for us. 

By analyzing numbers, we've come up with a list of the 10 most dangerous cities in America based on violent crimes. Plus, in case you're interested, we've included the stats and ranks for property crimes. Take a look below. 

1. Detroit

Violent crime per 100,000 people: 2,122.9

Property crime per 100,000 people: 5,792.1 (16th)

2. Oakland

Violent crime per 100,000 people: 1,993.3

Property crime per 100,000 people: 6,694.0 (5th)

3. St. Louis

Violent crime per 100,000 people: 1,776.5

Property crime per 100,000 people: 6,902.2 (3rd)

4. Memphis

Violent crime per 100,000 people: 1,1750.3

Property crime per 100,000 people: 6,312.9 (10th)

5. Stockton, Calif.

Violent crime per 100,000 people: 1,548.0

Property crime per 100,000 people: 5,101.2 (30th)

6. Birmingham, Ala.

Violent crime per 100,000 people: 1,517

Property crime per 100,000 people: 6,934.1 (2nd)

7. Baltimore

Violent crime per 100,000 people: 1,405.2

Property crime per 100,000 people: 4,660.3 (44th)

8. Cleveland

Violent crime per 100,000 people: 1,383.8

Property crime per 100,000 people: 6,173.2 (11th)

9. Atlanta

Violent crime per 100,000 people: 1,379.0

Property crime per 100,000 people: 6,533.5 (6th)

10. Milwaukee

Violent crime per 100,000 people: 1,294.5

Property crime per 100,000 people: 5,043.1 (34th)

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Matt Essert

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