Every year, American's debate over which cities have the worse hoods. Is it Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta or Newark? in 2017, it was none of those cities. According to a report by USA Today, Baltimore is the most dangerous city in America.
The report shows that murder rates in America have dropped by about 2% in the nation's 50 largest cities. In 2017, there were 5,738 homicides in America's biggest cities, while in 2016 there were 5,863 homicides. The decrease is mostly attributed to cities like New York, Chicago, and Houston which dropped double-digit percentages, 13.4%, 14.7%, 11%, respectively.