The 100 Most Dangerous Cities in America

Research shows that these are the most dangerous places in the U.S.

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Many of us consider our hometowns to be our safety nets. But the truth is, the town you grew up in or live in now might not be so safe after all. There are plenty of dangerous parts of the U.S. In fact, security systems company Alarms.org analyzed data about gun violence, crime rates, and police force adequacy to find out which major metropolitan areas (with populations over 100,000) were the most dangerous. Based on the weighted value of these metrics, each city was given a total crime score. The metropolises with the highest scores are all over the map, from the South to the Pacific Northwest. Here, we've ranked the 100 most dangerous cities in America. And to see how where you live affects your life-span, Here's How Long You're Likely to Live in Every State.

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Miami Gardens, Florida

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Crime score: 0.576

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Clovis, California

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Crime score: 0.576

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Crime score: 0.578

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Hayward, California

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Crime score: 0.578

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St. Petersburg, Florida

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Crime score: 0.578

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Crime score: 0.579

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West Palm Beach, Florida

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Crime score: 0.581

And for more on how your state stacks up in terms of residents' well-being, check out Every U.S. State Ranked From Healthiest to Unhealthiest.

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St. Louis, Missouri

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Crime score: 0.582

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Fremont, California

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Crime score: 0.582

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Kansas City, Missouri

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Crime score: 0.583

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West Covina, California

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Crime score: 0.585

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Durham, North Carolina

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Crime score: 0.585

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El Monte, California

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Crime score: 0.587

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Fullerton, California

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Crime score: 0.587

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Mesquite, Texas

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Crime score: 0.587

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Crime score: 0.589

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Sacramento, California

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Crime score: 0.590

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Odessa, Texas

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Crime score: 0.590

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Bellevue, Washington

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Crime score: 0.590

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Phoenix, Arizona

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Crime score: 0.591

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North Charleston, South Carolina

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Crime score: 0.591

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Crime score: 0.592

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North Las Vegas, Nevada

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Crime score: 0.595

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Columbus, Ohio

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Crime score: 0.598

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Nashville, Tennessee

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Crime score: 0.599

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Houston, Texas

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Crime score: 0.599

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Crime score: 0.599

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Orlando, Florida

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Crime score: 0.600

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Pomona, California

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Crime score: 0.602

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Lakewood, Colorado

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Crime score: 0.604

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San Jose, California

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Crime score: 0.604

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Beaumont, Texas

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Crime score: 0.606

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Lafayette, Louisiana

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Crime score: 0.606

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Garden Grove, California

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Crime score: 0.607

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Akron, Ohio

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Crime score: 0.608

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Omaha, Nebraska

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Crime score: 0.609

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Columbia, Missouri

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Crime score: 0.609

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Fargo, North Dakota

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Crime score: 0.610

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Richmond, California

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Crime score: 0.610

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Crime score: 0.613

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Fairfield, California

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Crime score: 0.614

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Fresno, California

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Crime score: 0.614

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Eugene, Oregon

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Crime score: 0.617

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Columbia, South Carolina

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Crime score: 0.617

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Downey, California

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Crime score: 0.617

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San Francisco, California

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Crime score: 0.618

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Shreveport, Louisiana

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Crime score: 0.619

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Ventura, California

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Crime score: 0.619

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Lexington, Kentucky

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Crime score: 0.619

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Seattle, Washington

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Crime score: 0.621

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Visalia, California

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Crime score: 0.621

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South Bend, Indiana

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Crime score: 0.621

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Riverside, California

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Crime score: 0.622

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Glendale, Arizona

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Crime score: 0.623

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Lansing, Michigan

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Crime score: 0.624

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Topeka, Kansas

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Crime score: 0.624

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Concord, California

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Crime score: 0.624

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Vancouver, Washington

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Crime score: 0.625

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Corpus Christi, Texas

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Crime score: 0.625

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Salem, Oregon

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Crime score: 0.625

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Evansville, Indiana

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Crime score: 0.626

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San Angelo, Texas

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Crime score: 0.629

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Reno, Nevada

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Crime score: 0.629

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Everett, Washington

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Crime score: 0.635

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Crime score: 0.635

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Rockford, Illinois

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Crime score: 0.636

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Des Moines, Iowa

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Crime score: 0.637

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Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Crime score: 0.637

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Costa Mesa, California

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Crime score: 0.638

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Memphis, Tennessee

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Crime score: 0.641

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Gresham, Oregon

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Crime score: 0.642

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Tallahassee, Florida

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Crime score: 0.642

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Knoxville, Tennessee

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Crime score: 0.646

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Springfield, Illinois

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Crime score: 0.649

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Salinas, California

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Crime score: 0.652

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Berkeley, California

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Crime score: 0.658

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Pompano Beach, Florida

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Crime score: 0.659

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Tucson, Arizona

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Crime score: 0.665

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Indianapolis, Indiana

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Crime score: 0.665

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Independence, Missouri

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Crime score: 0.670

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San Antonio, Texas

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Crime score: 0.671

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Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Crime score: 0.671

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San Bernardino, California

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Crime score: 0.677

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Little Rock, Arkansas

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Crime score: 0.682

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Antioch, California

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Crime score: 0.689

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Oakland, California

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Crime score: 0.690

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Bakersfield, California

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Crime score: 0.692

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Wichita, Kansas

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Crime score: 0.693

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Modesto, California

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Crime score: 0.698

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Pueblo, Colorado

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Crime score: 0.699

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Davenport, Iowa

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Crime score: 0.699

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Portland, Oregon

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Crime score: 0.704

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Renton, Washington

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Crime score: 0.708

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Kent, Washington

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Crime score: 0.714

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Anchorage, Alaska

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Crime score: 0.716

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Vallejo, California

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Crime score: 0.717

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Tacoma, Washington

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Crime score: 0.719

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Billings, Montana

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Crime score: 0.723

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Spokane, Washington

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Crime score: 0.750

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Springfield, Missouri

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Crime score: 0.768

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