From the website: Neighborhoodscout.comcomes the “rankings of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. They use the following data to reach their conclusions:
Our research reveals the 100 most dangerous cities in America with 25,000 or more people, based on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. Data used for this research are 1) the number of violent crimes reported to the FBI to have occurred in each city, and 2) the population of each city.”
The cities in Massachusetts that rank in the top 100 are:
The most dangerous city, East St. Louis, Ill, on the bottom of the top 100 list is Sarasota, FL.
Other States in the Top 100 List include: WI (1), CT, NC, CA, MI, IL, NJ, AR, MO, NY, SC, CA, IA, AL, DE(1), PA, FL, TN, GA, MD, OH, OK (1) LA, TX (1), DC(1), RI(1) , NM(1), IN, NC (1), MA and WV(1)
Considering a move to another state, the list to avoid is shown above.
For all statistics, rankings, refer to: www.neighborhoodscout.com/neighborhoods/crime-rates/top100dangerous
With the exception of one state, high unemployment in these states should also be considered as a factor.