Opinion / Politics

America’s Top 20 Cities for Crime, and What Party Runs Them

CrimeAnnoyed that Senate Democrats are blocking a police reform bill, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the 20 U.S. cities with the highest crime rates are all run by Democrats.

“The Senate Republicans want very much to pass a bill on police reform,” Trump said during a Rose Garden press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda. “I would like to see it happen. We won’t sacrifice. We won’t do that. We won’t do anything that is going to hurt our police.”

The president added:

We have a record positive rating on crime, a record positive rating on crime this year. The best. You hear about certain places like Chicago and you hear about what’s going on in Detroit and other cities, all Democrat-run. Every one of them is Democrat-run. The 20 worst, the 20 most dangerous are Democrat-run.

A quick fact check shows that Trump is at least mostly correct. One ranking says the top 20 most dangerous cities are run by 18 Democrat mayors and two mayors who were elected in nonpartisan races.

According to the website Neighborhood Scout, which in January published a list of the 100 most dangerous cities in America, heavily Democrat Detroit tops the list. At No. 20 is Chester, Pennsylvania, also with a Democrat mayor.

Trump went on to refer to the so-called autonomous zone in central Seattle, where extremists have taken over six city blocks.

“We have one city, two cities in particular, worse than Honduras, worse than Afghanistan. These are cities within the United States, Democrat-run. Radical left-run. You see what’s going on in Seattle. Seattle of all places, who would even think that’s possible,” he said, adding:

The Democrats want to weaken very substantially our law enforcement, our police. Frankly, they want to defund [police departments], at least largely. Some want to defund and abolish our police. If nothing happens with [police reform], it’s one of those things. We had different philosophies. They want open borders. They want sanctuary cities. We don’t.

Here is the Neighborhood Scout ranking of the most crime-ridden cities and their mayors.

1. Detroit

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 20.0

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 50

Mayor: Michael Edward Duggan, Democrat

2. Memphis, Tennessee

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 19.5

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 51

Mayor: Jim Strickland, Democrat

3. Birmingham, Alabama

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 19.3

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 52

Mayor: Randall Woodfin, Democrat

4. Baltimore

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 18.5

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 54

Mayor: Jack Young, Democrat

5. Flint, Michigan

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 18.3

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 55

Mayor: Karen Weaver, Democrat

6. St. Louis 

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 18.2

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 55

Mayor: Lyda Krewson, Democrat

7. Danville, Illinois

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 18.0

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 55

Mayor: Ricky Williams Jr. (nonpartisan election)

8. Saginaw, Michigan

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 16.7

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 60

Mayor: Floyd Kloc (nonpartisan election)

9. Wilmington, Delaware 

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 16.3

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 61

Mayor: Mike Purzycki, Democrat

10. Camden, New Jersey

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 16.2

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 62

Mayor: Francisco Moran, Democrat

11. Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 16.0

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 62

Mayor: Shirley Washington, Democrat

12. Kansas City, Missouri

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 15.9

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 63

Mayor: Quinton Lucas, Democrat

13. San Bernardino, California

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 15.3

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 65

Mayor: John Valdivia, Democrat

14. Alexandria, Louisiana 

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 14.6

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 68

Mayor: Jacques Roy, Democrat

15. Little Rock, Arkansas 

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 14.6

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 68

Mayor: Frank Scott Jr., Democrat

16. Cleveland

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 14.5

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 69

Mayor: Frank Jackson, Democrat

17. Milwaukee 

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 14.3

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 70

Mayor: Tom Barrett, Democrat

18. Stockton, California 

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 14.2

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 70

Mayor: Michael Tubbs, Democrat

19. Monroe, Louisiana

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 14.1

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 71

Mayor: James Earl Mayo, Democrat

20. Chester, Pennsylvania

Violent crime rate (per 1,000 residents): 14.0

Odds of being a victim: 1 in 71

Mayor: Thaddeus Kirkland, Democrat

Reprinted with Permission from - Daily Signal by - Fred Lucas

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1 year ago

Democrats ruin everything that they touch.

2 years ago

Time to syream this information all over the media with non-stop ads.
Maybe,just maybe it will open some eyes and get voters motivated to not elect any more failed democrats!

2 years ago

Because the “Poll” ignored Chicago, IL. w/Demo. Mayor Lightfoot (?) and Governor J.B. Pritzker, Demo. this Poll or Survey is FALSE!

Edward Petru
2 years ago

The cities with the highest crime rates are run by Democrats. That will never change cause the criminal element will keep them in power. No matter how much everyone complains and wants change, there are to many wasted humans that rather sit home and do nothing than make a better life for themselves and their children.
It’s to a point now that there will be an all out war between good and evil. So please prepare and do whatever necessary to bring back Justice.

2 years ago

True Americans want safe cities, radical DemocRats want anarchy and fascist socialist communist ideology of hatred bigotry and intolerance.
Vote Red ??????

Marilyn WAGNER
2 years ago

We need to defeat the democrats. They do not care about America. Trying to get rid of the police is the dumb thing I have ever heard. We need the police. Without them this country would really go downhill. President Trump is right in letting us know what the democrats want to do. All they care about is themselves not the United States of America. They should all be ashamed of themselves. They are teaching our younger generation the wrong way to live. They need to be stopped. We need to reelect President Trump. He has been doing a great job dispite what the democrats throw at him.

2 years ago

people must wake up, the democrats have had their way and the country is suffering for it. they will not even do their job, unless you call hating TRUMP their job! the house will not perform it’s job so the president and the supreme court must step in. the constitution calls for 3 branches, equal branches.

2 years ago


Pat R
2 years ago

Not at all surprised. Campaign standout points.

Denise Simms
2 years ago

Can you please last the top 20 Safest Cites in the country and the state’s that are true Republican..

Stephanie G Garmon
2 years ago

With the reelection of President Trump, comes the continuance of the C-19 virus. With the election of Biden, this list will increase from 20 to ?. With conservatives and President Trump, we can fight the politics of C-19.

T. Anderson
2 years ago

Can’t the citizens of these communities see the trend here? Why not start looking at the way they vote?

Chris G
2 years ago

I see we have scored 3 of the top 10 spots here in Michigan!
Go Team ???
I’m sure with governor Twitmers “excellent” leadership we can possibly claim 5 of the top 10!

2 years ago

Anyone seeing a pattern here?

2 years ago

“Nonpartisan” generally is merely a means for Democrats to run for office and hide their true allegiance.

2 years ago

Voter fraud is also a huge part in why the Democrats keep getting elected. Time after time it has been proven, but why are there no arrests? Until a stop is put to illegals, dead people, and people being registered in more than one county voting, we will keep having the same results.

El Ey
2 years ago
Reply to  Gary

The democrats oppose voter ID, and for the life of me, these dirty politicians get away with it. Don’t we have a Federal Election Commission who should be in charge of a clean and honest election?

2 years ago

Where is the city of Minneapolis should be at the top… run by democrats.

Linda Warren
2 years ago

Michigan has 8 cities in the top 50 ranks on their website for those four crimes they evaluated. Yikes!

2 years ago

Once is happenstance.
Twice is coincidence.
Three times? Enemy actions.
20? You know there is more, much more. dont we?

P Brenda
2 years ago

Is it possible to make this list post-able please!

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