What are the most dangerous cities in the United States? The question isn’t one that is so simple to answer. Often, when high crime rates are prevalent, people jump to conclusion about the causes and the solutions. It’s not uncommon for people to immediately want to invest heavier in law enforcement, and while this can be an effective short-term solution to reduce the symptoms, it often doesn’t address the root cause.
You’ll notice that what follows in the following breakdown is that high crime rates do not exist in a vacuum. Often, the cities with the highest rates of violent and non-violent crime are also the cities with the least amount of opportunity. This isn’t a coincidence. (Continues on Page 2)