FBI data: Detroit remains most violent city in U.S.

September 30, 2019, 10:58 AM

Detroit last year held on to the title of most violent city in the U.S., according to data released today by the FBI.

The city saw nearly 13,500 reported violent crimes in 2018. And though that's down 2 percent from the year before, it wasn't enough of a drop to shake the title, as crime is trending down across the country. Last year, the nation saw a 3 percent reduction in violent crime incidents overall, the data shows.

Detroit's violent crime rate is highest among cities with populations of more than 100,000. The FBI uses population totals to determine each city's crime rate.

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