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5 Most Dangerous Cities In Tennessee (2023): The Dark Side Of The Volunteer State

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Here are the five most dangerous cities in Tennessee in 2023 that you should know!

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Memphis, Ripley, And Union City Are On Top Of The List Of Most Dangerous Cities In Tennessee This Year

First on the list of the most dangerous cities in Tennessee is Memphis. It is no surprise to see Memphis on this list since Memphis was also on the list of the most dangerous cities in Tennessee in 2021. Memphis has the second-highest homicide rate of all US metro areas, which only keeps on increasing. According to House Grail, the 237 reported homicides in 2018 in Memphis will increase to 100–327 by 2020.

Second on this list of the most dangerous cities in Tennessee is Ripley. Ripley, with a population of 7,800, is the 81st largest community in the state. The city’s crime rate is 49 out of 1000 residents, which is equivalent to a 1 in 57 chance of you encountering violent crime.

Third on the list of the most dangerous cities in Tennessee is Union City. Union City, located near Kentucky, has reportedly experienced an increase in personal and sexual assault these past few years.

According to Travel Safe Abroad, visitors have a 1 in 126 chance of encountering violent crime in the city.

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Athens And Newport Are Fourth And Fifth In The List Of The Most Dangerous Cities In Tennessee

Athens is fourth on the list of the most dangerous cities in Tennessee. Athens, with its population of 14,000, also suffers from assaults and property crimes. There is a 1 in 17 chance of you experiencing property crime in the city, which is three times higher than the US average.

And finally, the last addition to the list of the most dangerous cities in Tennessee is Newport. Newport, with a population of only 7,000, still has the highest property crime rate in Tennessee. Newport suffers from burglary and auto theft crimes. When visiting Newport, there is a 1 in 13 chance of you being a victim of theft crime.

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