Minneapolis has been named one of the 25 most dangerous cities


Minneapolis made another list. According to 24/7 Wall Street, it's one of the 25 most dangerous cities in the U.S.

Luckily, Minneapolis isn't topping this list though. It's number 25.

24/7 Wall Street says the list is based on an FBI crime report. The FBI said that almost 2 million violent crimes were committed in the U.S. last year, up 4 percent from 2014.

So the website reviewed the violent crime rates for major cities.

Violent crime includes all offenses involving force or threat of force. Those are broken up into four categories: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

To generate the list, 24/7 Wall Street also looked at property crimes – like arson and burglaries – and other data since 2011.

Minneapolis came out at the bottom of the list with 1,063 violent crimes per 100,000 residents in 2015. 

But robbery rates in the city are especially high: 459 per 100,000 residents, the 10th highest of any American city.

There were 47 murders last year – higher than several cities that were ranked more dangerous.

The site also compared these rates to the city's economics.

According to the data, the Minneapolis' poverty rate is 22.6 percent, and the unemployment rate is 3.3 percent. That's still below the national unemployment rate in 2015 which was 5.3 percent.

Top 5 most dangerous cities

  1. St. Louis, Missouri - 1,817 violent crimes per 100,000 and 188 murders.
  2. Detroit, Michigan - 1,760 violent crimes per 100,000 and 295 murders.
  3. Birmingham, Alabama - 1,746 violent crimes per 100,000 and 79 murders.
  4. Memphis, Tennessee - 1,740 violent crimes per 100,000 and 135 murders.
  5. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1,596 violent crimes per 100,000 and 145 murders.

24/7 Wall Street also put together a list of the 25 safest cities. You can check that out here.

Better things Minneapolis is known for

It was named the sixth best bike city in the U.S. by Bicycling magazine.

Two area suburbs are among the "50 best places to live in America."

Minneapolis is one of the best places to be a homeowner.

TV chef Anthony Bourdain recently called it one of the most unexpected "foodie" cities.

Plus, people love to visit the metro. Last year, there were more visitors than ever before.

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