Last Updated on May 31, 2018
As we keep looking around for the places and destinations that are dangerous for vacations, we forget that we may be living in dangerous areas too.
As it turned out, the United States has many dangerous destinations that are not ideal for vacations. In fact, the FBI studied its data on violent crimes that happened in 2016 and 2017 and brought up most messed up categories; rape, murder, aggravated assault, and robbery.
There are many cities in the U.S. that pose scary dangers to their locals and tourists and we have selected the 10 most dangerous ones. If you have any plans to fly to these destinations soon, you may want to rethink it.
Chicago is a gorgeous city that millions of people chose to call it home, 2.7 million people to be exact. With such a huge number, the crimes and violence started increasing, especially car thefts and property crime. Murder and rape, on the other hand, didn’t increase, but instead, it stayed at the same rate.
Moreover, if those facts didn’t scare you, here is one that may change your mind: Chicago is the city with the worst traffic in the U.S. and that’s something I personally wouldn’t want to deal with!
Los Angeles, California
L.A. might be the city where “dreams” come true and where you may see famous people walking randomly on the streets being all glamorous and luxurious. But it still suffers from many violent crimes that are way too dangerous for the city.
Luckily, the rate remained the same in 2017 as it was in 2016. But, it is still over 14,000, which is a concerning number. One of the crimes that seem to be increasing is property crimes. So when you visit Hollywood Walk of Fame, make sure your belongings are somewhere safe.
Baltimore is the perfect city for a weekend trip that will not break your bank account, nor will it destroy your wallet. But, it is a good idea if you were extra careful when you are there. Surprisingly, the violent crime rate is increasing daily in every category, except the property crime. Don’t you think it is a weird coincidence?
However, the robberies and aggravated assault numbers are increasing drastically more than any other crime. So maybe it is best to change the destination for this weekend vacation!
Las Vegas, Nevada
Oh, Las Vegas! The city that is full of life, adventures, excitement, and drunk marriages. Luckily, the sin city may be getting safer and calmer for a quick vacation. According to the violent crime rate, the number decreased from 7,174 to 4,906. Yet, burglary, theft, and property crimes numbers went higher.
In any case, if you visited Vegas and you lost your wallet, it may be your fault since you will be too drunk to be aware of the world around you. Good times!
Once we hear Philadelphia, we magically remember the Brotherly Love. However, the rates in this city stayed the same in most categories, except murder, which increased to a scary number.
Furthermore, Philadelphia is considered to be one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians, which is not a good thing for tourists and travelers. One good thing is that the city noticed a big decrease in some of the crimes like car theft and rape.
San Francisco, California
Anyone remembers the Full House? It is a series that had all the main characters live and survive in San Francisco. Most of us grew up with that show and we have dreamt to visit this city, and now it is sad to see it on this list.
Unfortunately, all crime categories increased by 5,000 more cases, especially the property crime. Visiting San Francisco may pose many dangers to you, your friends, and family. So it is best to play it safe and head towards a different destination.
Louisville-Metro is the largest city in Kentucky and the most populous city in the United States, which doesn’t come as a shock knowing that this city is one of the most dangerous destinations.
Within months, there were 73 cases of rape, 655 cases of robbery, 73 people were murdered, 1,369 people were aggravated assaults, and 13,473 property crimes. These numbers are not a joke, and in case you are thinking to visit, be super extra careful!
New York City, New York
Knowing that New York City is one of the biggest cities with 8.5 million people, anyone would assume that it could have high rates of violent crimes. Of course, the crimes are still there but there was a huge progress in decreasing those numbers in every category.
Mostly, the property crimes have decreased by 2,000 in 6 months, which a great thing! However, if you traveled to this huge city, don’t forget to be more careful because it is still dangerous.
Stockton may not be a very popular destination in California because, obviously, other cities took the entire spotlight, but it still attracts many tourists every year. However, Stockton’s violent crime rate stayed the same with a total of 2,120 crimes.
578 of them were robberies and there were small numbers for both rapes and murders. The good news is the crimes decreased by 36, it is still a very small number, but it is a progress.
Minneapolis is on the list of the best cities for an active lifestyle, yet, it is still one of the most dangerous ones. Only in 6 months, there were 2,237 reported crimes, 259 of them were rape, and 16 of them are murder.
If those numbers don’t scare you, I don’t know what will! In any case, traveling to Minneapolis may be a huge risk and you’d never know what could happen between the streets of this city.
As we can all see, there are many destinations that could not be a good idea for a family vacation or a gateway, the most important thing is to worry for your safety and the lives of others.