Pueblo ranks the most dangerous of Colorado cities

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Published Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Center Square

Pueblo was ranked the most dangerous city in Colorado in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining cities with at least 20,000 in population that posted the highest violent crime rates per state. 

Pueblo recorded a violent crime rate of 1,053 per 100,000 people in 2017, based on the FBI's Uniform Crime Report. In comparison, the 2017 national violent crime rate was 383 per 100,000.

The city reported a total of 1,167 violent crimes in 2017, according to the study, and its poverty rate was pegged at 24.4 percent.

The annual unemployment rate in Pueblo was 5.3.

The 24/7 Wall St. analysis, which examined crimes such as murder, rape, robbery and arson, found that almost every state had at least one municipality where violent crime dwarfed the national average. No city in Hawaii, however, had a greater crime rate than that of the entire state.

Data was not available for North Carolina.

Most Dangerous Cities by State

State

City

2017 Violent Crimes per 100,000 People

Number of violent crimes in 2017

Poverty Rate

Annual Unemployment Rate

Alabama

Anniston

3,434

754

29.5%

5.6%

Alaska

Anchorage

1,203

3,564

8.1%

5.5%

Arizona

Tucson

802

4,268

24.1%

4.7%

Arkansas

Pine Bluff

1,847

795

30.4%

6.0%

California

Stockton

1,415

4,379

22.4%

6.9%

Colorado

Pueblo

1,053

1,167

24.4%

5.3%

Connecticut

Hartford

1,093

1,343

30.5%

7.0%

Delaware

Wilmington

1,596

1,142

27.0%

5.3%

Florida

Riviera Beach

1,370

473

22.4%

4.4%

Georgia

East Point

1,307

467

24.8%

5.4%

Hawaii

Honolulu

246

2,440

11.6%

N/A

Idaho

Pocatello

443

243

20.2%

2.7%

Illinois

East St. Louis

2,752

741

43.1%

8.3%

Indiana

Indianapolis

1,334

11,616

20.1%

3.5%

Iowa

Clinton

1,155

295

16.0%

3.4%

Kansas

Wichita

1,022

3,998

16.9%

3.9%

Kentucky

Louisville

647

4,428

16.7%

N/A

Louisiana

Monroe

2,225

1,098

34.8%

6.2%

Maine

Biddeford

360

77

17.0%

3.1%

Maryland

Baltimore

2,027

12,430

22.4%

5.7%

Massachusetts

Holyoke

1,083

438

28.6%

5.5%

Michigan

Detroit

2,057

13,796

37.9%

9.0%

Minnesota

Minneapolis

1,101

4,614

20.7%

2.5%

Mississippi

Meridian

500

194

29.7%

5.3%

Missouri

St. Louis

2,082

6,461

25.0%

3.8%

Montana

Helena

685

217

15.6%

3.1%

Nebraska

Omaha

647

2,909

15.1%

3.1%

Nevada

North Las Vegas

1,015

2,461

15.1%

5.3%

New Hampshire

Manchester

673

745

14.9%

2.6%

New Jersey

Camden

1,968

1,462

37.4%

8.9%

New Mexico

Gallup

1,543

352

29.9%

4.9%

New York

Newburgh Town

1,236

24

31.2%

5.2%

North Dakota

Fargo

403

497

13.9%

2.3%

Ohio

Cleveland

1,557

5,999

35.2%

6.5%

Oklahoma

Shawnee

1,223

388

21.1%

3.9%

Oregon

Portland

516

3,349

16.2%

3.6%

Pennsylvania

McKeesport

2,125

445

33.1%

4.3%

Rhode Island

Providence

534

960

26.9%

5.1%

South Carolina

Myrtle Beach

1,577

523

23.8%

4.8%

South Dakota

Rapid City

640

480

16.3%

3.1%

Tennessee

Memphis

2,003

13,077

26.9%

4.6%

Texas

Texarkana

1,262

478

24.9%

4.9%

Utah

South Salt Lake

947

235

22.5%

N/A

Vermont

Burlington

313

132

24.4%

2.3%

Virginia

Petersburg

794

252

27.6%

6.1%

Washington

Tacoma

814

1,737

17.0%

5.5%

West Virginia

Wheeling

1,221

332

15.5%

4.9%

Wisconsin

Milwaukee

1,597

9,507

27.4%

4.0%

Wyoming

Rock Springs

465

111

11.8%

N/A

Source: 24/7 Wall St.