Detroit named America's most dangerous city for second year in a row

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10. Kansas City, Missouri

Population: 465,514
Violent Crime Rate: 1,260 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 21 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 18.8%
Last Year's Rank: 12

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9. Newark, New Jersey

Population: 278,246
Violent Crime Rate: 1,264 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 40 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 28.0%
Last Year's Rank: 19

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8. Birmingham, Alabama

Population: 212,001
Violent Crime Rate: 1,345 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 30 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 28.9%
Last Year's Rank: 6

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7. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Population: 600,805
Violent Crime Rate: 1,364 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 17 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 28.3%
Last Year's Rank: 10

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6. Baltimore, Maryland

Population: 622,671
Violent Crime Rate: 1,401 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 37 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 23.4%
Last Year's Rank: 7

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5. Cleveland, Ohio

Population: 389,181
Violent Crime Rate: 1,478 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 14 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 34.2%
Last Year's Rank: 8

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4. St. Louis, Missouri

Population: 318,563
Violent Crime Rate: 1,594 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 38 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 27.0%
Last Year's Rank: 3

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3. Memphis, Tennessee

Population: 657,691
Violent Crime Rate: 1,656 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 19 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 26.2%
Last Year's Rank: 4

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2. Oakland, California

Population: 403,887
Violent Crime Rate: 1,977 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 22 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 20.3%
Last Year's Rank: 2

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1. Detroit, Michigan

Population: 699,889
Violent Crime Rate: 2,072 per 100,000
Murder Rate: 45 per 100,000
Population Below Poverty Line: 38.1%
Last Year's Rank: 1

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By RYAN GORMAN

Detroit has been named the nation's most dangerous city for the second year in a row, according to a study of FBI crime statistics.

Motor City beat out Oakland, California, and Memphis, Tennessee, to claim the danger crown, according to Law Street Media. Irvine, California came in as the nation's safest city.

Detroit brought home the bacon despite 2.5 percent reduction in violent crimes since last year because 45 out of every 100,000 people are murdered and 2,072 (per 100,000) are victims of violent crimes.

Nearly 40 percent of Detroit's population lives below the poverty line, also tops in the nation among major metropolitan areas.

Oakland residents are not much safer: 22 out of every 100,000 are killed and 1,977 (per 100,000) experience violent crime.

Memphis residents are cut down at the rate of 19 per 100,000 and 1,656 (of 100,000) are harmed in violent crimes.

St. Louis, Cleveland, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Birmingham, Newark, New Jersey; and Kansas City, Missouri, round out the top 10.

Of cities with populations under 200,000, Little Rock, Arkansas is the most dangerous.

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10. Richmond, California

Population: 107,341
Violent Crime Rate: 1,036 per 100,000
Murder Rate: 15 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 17.9%
Last Year's Rank: 7

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9. Beaumont, Texas

Population: 118,177
Violent Crime Rate: 1,037 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 14 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 22.3%
Last Year's Rank: 11

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8. Lansing, Michigan

Population: 113,907
Violent Crime Rate: 1,057 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 7 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 16.3%
Last Year's Rank: 21

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7. Paterson, New Jersey

Population: 145,082
Violent Crime Rate: 1,072 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 12 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 27.6%
Last Year's Rank: Not in top 10

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6. Springfield, Massachusetts

Population: 153,586
Violent Crime Rate: 1,089 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 14 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 28.7%
Last Year's Rank: 10

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5. Springfield, Missouri

Population: 163,062
Violent Crime Rate: 1,162 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 7 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 24.0%
Last Year's Rank: 14

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4. Hartford, Connecticut

Population: 124,927
Violent Crime Rate: 1,179 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 18 per 100,000
Population Below Poverty Line: 33.9%
Last Year's Rank: 4

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3. New Haven, Connecticut

Population: 131,071
Violent Crime Rate: 1,254 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 14 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 26.9%
Last Year's Rank: 2

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2. Rockford, Illinois

Population: 150,209
Violent Crime Rate: 1,375 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 13 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 25.1%
Last Year's Rank: 3

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1. Little Rock, Arkansas

Population: 197,399
Violent Crime Rate: 1,407 per 100,00 people
Murder Rate: 18 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 18.2%
Last Year's Rank: 5

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Rockford, Illinois; New Haven, Connecticut; Hartford, Connecticut; Springfield, Missouri; Springfield, Massachusetts; Paterson, New Jersey; Lansing, Michigan; Beaumont, Texas; and Richmond, California round out the top 10.

Irvine, California, is a relative utopia compared to the above cities. Murders number in the single-digits annually and only a few dozen people are victims of violent crime.

This is the second year in a row Irvine has won the equivalent of the NHL's Lady Bing trophy as most likeable place to live, according to the FBI.

Smaller suburbs in Arizona, California and Texas make up the rest of the top 10, with the exception of Virginia Beach at number eight.

The ranks of those living under the poverty line stay mostly in the single digits, and some towns go years without a single murder.

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10. Chandler, Arizona

Population: 248,718
Violent Crime Rate: 231 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 1 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 8.6%
Last Year's Rank: 11

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9. Garland, Texas

Population: 235,683
Violent Crime Rate: 218 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 3 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 14.7%
Last Year's Rank: 9

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8. Virginia Beach, VA

Population: 450,687
Violent Crime Rate: 162 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 4 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 7.4%
Last Year's Rank: 7

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7. Scottsdale, Arizona

Population: 225,523
Violent Crime Rate: 149 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 2 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 8.3%
Last Year's Rank: 5

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6. Plano, Texas

Population: 275,795
Violent Crime Rate: 141 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 1 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 7.4%
Last Year's Rank: 3

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5. Henderson, Nevada

Population: 268,237
Violent Crime Rate: 137 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 3 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 8.9%
Last Year's Rank: 6

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4. Santa Clarita, California

Population: 204,951
Violent Crime Rate: 135 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 1 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 8.6%
Last Year's Rank: Unranked

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3. Fremont, CA

Population: 224,475
Violent Crime Rate: 122 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 0.45 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 5.8%
Last Year's Rank: 4

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2. Gilbert, Arizona

Population: 225,232
Violent Crime Rate: 86 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 0.44 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 6.4%
Last Year's Rank: 2

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1. Irvine, California

Population: 235,830
Violent Crime Rate: 48 per 100,000 people
Murder Rate: 1 per 100,000 people
Population Below Poverty Line: 11.4%
Last Year's Rank: 1

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