Of the cities and towns we surveyed, these five were on the bottom of the list in the safety category, judging by rates of violent crime, which include murder, rape, assault and robbery. Surprisingly, the Midwest is home to four of the five communities on our worst list. Here, we round up the un-safest cities in our survey.
(Our list was compiled by using a list of the top 100 cities by population, adding in well-known smaller cities too, and removing cities so close to other large cities that they would have similar data. Then we crunched numbers in two safety criteria categories to come up with our list.)