10 Most Crime-Ridden US Cities

Listing is based on US Justice Department indexes drawn from data on murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. 1989 '88 Ranking

1. Atlanta 1

2. Dallas 3

3. Fort Worth, Tex. 2

4. St. Louis 6

5. Seattle 5

6. Portland, Ore. 4

7. Kansas City, Mo. 10

8. San Antonio 8

9. Detroit 9 10. Boston ** 12

** Does not include arson

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