The Most Dangerous Vacation Places in the U.S.

Many of these cities are worth visiting; just make sure you’re careful


Traveling is often referred to as the only thing you can buy that makes you richer. But it comes with a lot of risks. From dangerous airports to roads and theme parks, vacation destinations boast thrilling adventure opportunities but hide precarious personal safety conditions.

The FBI has broken down data on violent crimes throughout the U.S. Murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault fall into that category. It covers the January to June 2016–2017 time period.

The FBI has included cities with a population of at least 100,000 residents. The agency collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, which includes the number of reported offenses. 

Sometimes tourists are in the wrong place at the wrong time but sometimes they are targeted. That’s why many are advised to not be so obvious they are from out of town.  

Click here to see the most dangerous cities in the U.S.

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