The 10 Most Dangerous Cities in America [Photos]

#10 - Rockford, Illinois had 760 violent crimes per 100,000 residents last year, which means I'm never going there.  Have you even heard of Rockford, Illinois? No?  Good, you're not missing out.
#10 - Rockford, Illinois had 760 violent crimes per 100,000 residents last year, which means I'm never going there. Have you even heard of Rockford, Illinois? No? Good, you're not missing out.
ROCKFORD, IL - DECEMBER 8: Holiday Shoppers enter Cherry Vale Mall December 8, 2006 in Rockford Illinois. Today federal officials charged Derrick Shareef, a Muslim convert, with plotting to set off hand grenades in the mall at the height of the Christmas rush. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
#9 - Las Vegas, Neveda lives up to the nickname 'Sin City' with 763 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.  What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas... too bad that includes your wallet and kids being held for ransom.
#9 - Las Vegas, Neveda lives up to the nickname 'Sin City' with 763 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas... too bad that includes your wallet and kids being held for ransom.
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson leads cars during the NASCAR Victory Lap through the streets of Las Vegas on December 2, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)
#8 - Tallahassee leads Florida in crime with 775 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.  Sure, the Seminoles are a great college football team with history, but sadly a part of that history is underclassman with scholarships slinging dope for lunch money.
#8 - Tallahassee leads Florida in crime with 775 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. Sure, the Seminoles are a great college football team with history, but sadly a part of that history is underclassman with scholarships slinging dope for lunch money.
TALLAHASSEE, FL - SEPTEMBER 17: A statue of former Florida State head coach, Bobby Bowden at Doak Campbell Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
#7 - Stockton, California is unfortunately place on a busy drug trafficking route from Mexico.  And with the highest foreclosure rates in the US, gangs can find cheap two bedroom drug dens at a good price.
#7 - Stockton, California is unfortunately place on a busy drug trafficking route from Mexico. And with the highest foreclosure rates in the US, gangs can find cheap two bedroom drug dens at a good price.
STOCKTON, CA - APRIL 29: A sign is posted in a deserted section of downtown Stockton April 29, 2008 in Stockton, California. As the nation continues to see widespread home loan foreclosures, Stockton, California led the nation with the highest foreclosure rate. One out of every 30 homes in Stockton is in foreclosure, close to seven times the national average for a metro area in the U.S. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
#6 - Lubbock, Texas has problems with violence because of its location as a transit hub for drugs coming north from Mexico.  Not exactly the type of crowd you want to run into when you bring the kids to visit Buddy Holly's grave.
#6 - Lubbock, Texas has problems with violence because of its location as a transit hub for drugs coming north from Mexico. Not exactly the type of crowd you want to run into when you bring the kids to visit Buddy Holly's grave.
LUBBOCK, TX - NOVEMBER 08: The City of Lubbock Cemetery where musician Buddy Holly is buried on November 8, 2008 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
#5 - Anchorage, Alaska has BIG isues with property crime, rape, and methamphetamine use.  Their former governor also registered a gun to every new born baby in the state... supposedly.
#5 - Anchorage, Alaska has BIG isues with property crime, rape, and methamphetamine use. Their former governor also registered a gun to every new born baby in the state... supposedly.
Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks at a campaign rally at Dena�INA Civic & Convention Center in Anorchage, Alaska on September 13, 2008. AFP PHOTO Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
#4 - Flint, Michigan had 827 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, making them an example of a city where a lousy local economy and a high unemployment rate has fueled crime.  It's also Flint, Michigan.  They have nothing else to do but cause trouble.
#4 - Flint, Michigan had 827 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, making them an example of a city where a lousy local economy and a high unemployment rate has fueled crime. It's also Flint, Michigan. They have nothing else to do but cause trouble.
FLINT, MI - OCTOBER 8: The Delphi Flint East Plant is pictured October 8, 2005 in Flint, Michigan. Delphi, the nation's largest automotive supplier, filed for the biggest bankruptcy filing in US automotive history. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
#3 - Springfield, Illinois ranks third on the list because it had 855 violent crimes per 100,000 residents in 2010.  And is this the city where The Simpsons takes place?  They won't tell us because it will attract more looters.
#3 - Springfield, Illinois ranks third on the list because it had 855 violent crimes per 100,000 residents in 2010. And is this the city where The Simpsons takes place? They won't tell us because it will attract more looters.
SPRINGFIELD, IL - FEBRUARY 10: Thousands of people gather in the streets to see Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) on the lawn of the old State Capital Building February 10, 2007 in Springfield, Illinois. Obama is expected to announce today he would seek the Democratic nomination for President. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
#2 - Memphis, Tennessee logged 1,006 violent crimes per 100,000 residents last year.  And look at these two up here, just drinking in the street... WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO SOCIETY?!?!?!
#2 - Memphis, Tennessee logged 1,006 violent crimes per 100,000 residents last year. And look at these two up here, just drinking in the street... WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO SOCIETY?!?!?!
MEMPHIS, TN - AUGUST 13: A couple hold hands on Beale Street August 13, 2005 in Memphis, Tennessee. Beale St. is the entertainment hub of Memphis. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
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#1 - Detroit consistently ranks as one of America's most crime-ridden cities in America. They're not even good at making cars anymore. And this is the second time a city in Michigan has made it onto the list. Moral of the story: NEVER GO TO MICHIGAN!
DETROIT - NOVEMBER 21: The General Motors (GM) world headquarters building stands tallest amidst the Renaissance Center in the skyline of city's downtown on November 21, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. As car and truck sales have plummeted across the country, large inventories are building at dealerships and factories. The Big Three U.S. automakers, General Motors (GM), Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler LLC, failed after appearing this week in Washington to receive money after asking the government for federal funds to curb the decline of the American auto industry. The city of Detroit, home to the Big Three, would be hardest hit if the government allows these auto makers to fall into bankruptcy. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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