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Jackson ranked 14th in Most Dangerous U.S. Cities

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson is ranked in the top 15 most dangerous cities in the country.

That's according to a national study by CQ Press released Sunday.

Jackson is named the 14th Most Dangerous City in the U.S. 

That's an improvement from last year when our Capital City ranked Ninth.

Memphis and New Orleans were named 12th and 13th.

According to the study, the most dangerous city is St. Louis, Missouri jumping one spot over Camden, New Jersey. For the second straight year Colonie, New York was awarded the safest city title.

The annual rankings are based on population figures and crime data compiled by the FBI.

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