Study analyzing FBI crime data ranks Detroit as 2nd-most dangerous big city in US

St. Louis tops list

DETROIT – A study recently ranked Detroit as the second-most dangerous big city in the country.

SafeWise analyzed FBI crime data to create the list of big cities. The review website looked at data from 2017 for cities with 300,000 or more people.

According to the study, Detroit has a violent crime rate of 20.57 per 1,000 people and a property crime rate of 45.41 per 1,000 people. Detroit's population was listed as 670,792.

St. Louis topped the list of most dangerous cities, with a population of 310,284  and a violent crime rate of 20.82 per 1,000 and a property crime rate of 60.41 per 1,000.

Most dangerous big cities:

1. St. Louis

2. Detroit

3. altimore

4. Memphis

5. Kansas City

6. Milwaukee

7. Cleveland

8. Albuquerque

9. Indianapolis

10. Oakland, California