Fighting against crime is a top priority in every nation and United States is definitely not the exception, unfortunately there are states and cities that are struggling with higher rates of crime. The reasons may differ from lack of police funding, armed robberies, gang related violence and many more situations that eventually raises the concerns of personal safety among people.
Extracted through stats and figures from researches done earlier, here is the list of five cities where the crime rate is quite high:
Little Rock, Arkansas
A Recent report revealed by business insider indicates that on an average there were 23 murders per 100,000 people that were recorded in the city. The data also revealed that at one point, the city experienced 8 homicides within a short period of 30 days.
The crime rate in this city in the eastern USA, is increasing steadily for the last several years. According to the recent report of Business Insider, the number of murders per year is increasing. In 2012, it was recorded 22 murders per 100,000 people. The numbers for ’13 are not in yet but expected to be higher
Newark, New Jersey
When it comes to violent crime, Newark is one of the most dangerous cities to live in. This city has a very high rate of violent crime. Stats from Business Insider revealed that in the year 2012, 34 murders per 100,000 people were reported within the Newark city limits.
Jackson is a city that deals with the problem of past racial discrimination from the decades that contributed to high crime rates in this Southern city in the USA. According to the report of Business Insider, average crime recorded in this city is 78 per 1,000 residents and murders alone were reported at the rate of 34 per 100,000 people.
Milwaukee recorded average crime rate of 64 per 1,000 residents which makes this city one of the most dangerous cities in the country. According to the data revealed by Business Insider, forcible rapes in this city were recorded at 38 per 100,000 people.
However, it does not make sense that you should avoid visiting these cities for personal or professional purposes. You can take precautionary measures with a smarter way to ensure yourself in a crisis or emergency situation, by downloading a personal safety app on your Smartphone. According to the recent report from Statista, the number of Smartphone users in the US recorded in the year 2013 is 144.5 million that is expected to reach up to 163.9 million in the end of 2014. More than 75% Americans carry their Smartphone; therefore, it can act as a vital safety tool to alert first responders like Police, Fire and EMS to ensure personal safety.
One such mobile app is OnGuardHelp which a user can send an instant alert to family, friends and a crisis management agent, whenever they have an emergency and need first responders like Police, Fire or EMS, giving the responders exact GPS location of the user.