7 Most Violent Small Towns in America

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2. Highland Park, Michigan

You’ve probably heard that Detroit has a bad reputation for being one of the most dangerous places in the US. Unfortunately, it has held this title for years. But what you probably don’t hear too many people talking about is that nearby towns and cities feel the angst of Detroit.

Highland Park is one of them. Located about six miles southwest of downtown Detroit, this small town is home to 10,810 people. Unfortunately for them, the place where they live is considered one of the most dangerous places in America.

The violent crime rate here averages 173.91 per 10,000 residents, while the property crime rate averages 279.37 per 10,000 residents. Add close proximity to Detroit to the picture, and you’ll understand why Highland Park isn’t the kind of place to wander around, especially when the sun goes down.

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