A highly developed country, the United States is one of the richest places in the world, attracting thousands of immigrants with great job opportunities, high standards of living, and overall a promise for a better life.
The list looks at the number of homicides per 100,000 inhabitants that have been committed within a year. It does not take into account other types of violent crimes, such as assault and robbery.
St. Louis has been the murder capital of the United States ever since 2014. It occupies the 15th spot in the list of the 50 most dangerous cities in the world, with 61 homicides per 100,000 population.
Notorious for its extremely high crime rates compared to the national average, Baltimore also ranks as the 23th most dangerous city in the world with 51 homicides per 100,000 population.
Latest data shows Detroit has a murder rate of 39 homicides per 100,000. This makes Motor City the 46th most dangerous city in the world by homicide rate per capita.