Crime is a fact of life in major American cities today. But not all U.S. cities are alike when it comes to crime, and a few cities have very high crime rates compared to others.

Neighborhood Scout recently ranked the most dangerous cities in the U.S. by comparing all cities with a population greater than 25,000 and the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents in each city. The data was taken from the Census Bureau’s most recent population figures and the FBI’s most recent crime reports. Cities with the highest violent crime rates ranked highest.

The Most Dangerous Cities in the US: FBI Data

Most dangerous cities list

East Saint Louis, Missouri was ranked as the most dangerous city in the U.S. by Neighborhood Scout, and Newburgh, New York was named the 10th most dangerous American city.

East Saint Louis, Missouri — A breakdown of violent crime in East St. Louis shows that it has a population of 27,040, and as of 2013, the murder rate per 1,000 residents was 0.63. FBI statistics also showed 2.22 rapes per 1,000 residents, 7.32 robberies, and 39.76 assaults per 1,000 resident in East St. Louis. All of these rates are much higher than the corresponding national crime rates. Illinois’s violent crime rate is considered moderate, at 414.8 per 100,000 or approximately 4.1 per 1,000 residents. East St. Louis’s violent crime rate is shockingly more than ten times higher than the statewide average, at 49.93 per 1,000.

West Memphis Arkansas — A breakdown of violent crime in West Memphis shows that it has a population of 26,153, and as of 2013, the murder rate per 1,000 residents was 0.23. FBI statistics also showed 1.11 rapes per 1,000 residents, 5.24 robberies, and 18.39 assaults per 1,000 resident in West Memphis. All of these rates are much higher than the corresponding nationwide rates. Arkansas’s violent crime rate is considered moderately high, at 469.1 per 100,000 or approximately 4.7 per 1,000 residents. West Memphis’s violent crime rate is five times higher than the statewide average, at 24.97 per 1,000.

Newburgh, New York —  A breakdown of violent crime in Newburgh shows that it has a population of 29,183, and as of 2013, the murder rate per 1,000 residents was 0.17. FBI statistics also showed 0.65 rapes per 1,000 residents, 7.33 robberies, and 10.49 assaults per 1,000 resident in Newburgh. All of these rates are higher than the national rates. New York’s violent crime rate is consodered moderate, at 406.8 per 100,000 or around 4.1 per 1,000 residents. Newburgh’s violent crime rate is more than four times higher than the statewide average, at 18.64 per 1,000.