McKeesport Ranked One Of America's Most Dangerous Cities

The survey from Alarms.org finds high unemployment rates lead to higher crime rates

March 12, 2019 - 12:57 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - McKeesport has been ranked among America's most dangerous cities.

The Pittsburgh suburb came in at number four in the survey of 100 cities conducted by Alarms.org that looked at violent crime rate per 1,000 residents.

The study found the municipalities with the most crime were often the most impoverished, with some of the highest unemployment rates.

And several of the high-ranking cities were victims of economic collapse following de-industrialization.

The most dangerous city was Anniston, Alabama followed by Bessemer, Alabama and Florida City, Florida. After McKeesport, St. Louis, Missouri game in 5th to round out the top 5.

Wheeling, West Virginia ranked 61st and Harrisburg ranked 74th

Alarms.org is part of the National Council For Home Safety and Security.

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