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Jackson among top 10 most dangerous U.S. cities

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When the top 25 most dangerous cities in America were named, Jackson fell among the most violent. When the top 25 most dangerous cities in America were named, Jackson fell among the most violent.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation released preliminary crime data stating that violent crime in the United States rose for the first time in six years during 2012. When the top 25 most dangerous cities in America were named, Jackson fell among the most violent.

Businessinsider.com reports the most dangerous city in the United States has remained in the top spot for the past three years, and Jackson, MS has squeezed its way into the top 10 most dangerous.

According to the online article, Jackson ranks #8 when it comes to violent crimes in cities across the U.S. The capitol city falls in between number nine Baltimore, MD and the seventh raked city, St. Louis, MO.

While Michigan is home to the two most violent cities in the country, Connecticut leads the list with three cities sitting at numbers 24, 20 and four.

The article explains Jackson suffers 36 murders, 77 forcible rapes and 454 robberies per 100,000 people. Racial tension is one of the top reasons for the violence, according to Businessinsider.com.

Here is a complete list of the most dangerous cities in America, according to Businessinsider.com:

#25 Milwaukee, Wis.

#24 Hartford, Conn.

#23 Atlanta, Ga.

#22 Minneapolis, Minn.

#21 Kansas City, Mo.

#20 New Haven, Conn.

#19 Dayton, Ohio

#18 Buffalo, N.Y.

#17 Stockton, Ca.

#16 Cincinnati, Ohio

#15 Baton Rouge, La.

#14 Little Rock, Ark.

#13 Memphis, Tenn.

#12 Philadelphia, Pa.

#11 Birmingham, Ala.

#10 Newark, N.J.

#9 Baltimore, Md.

#8 Jackson, Miss.

#7 St. Louis, Mo.

#6 Cleveland, Ohio

#5 New Orleans, La.

#4 Bridgeport, Conn.

#3 Oakland, Calif.

#2 Detroit, Mich.

#1 Flint, Mich.

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