Myrtle Beach Ranked The 3rd Most Dangerous City in America For 2021

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The pandemic has created major challenges and lifestyle changes for Americans. With more remote work opportunities, people are migrating to cheaper and less crowded cities. To help our readers with that decision, we crunched the numbers to determine what cities they might want to avoid if safety is a primary concern.

According to the FBI’s latest US Crime Report, Myrtle Beach, SC is now officially the 3rd most dangerous city in the United States. To rank the most dangerous cities, we analyzed the data from cities with a population of 10,000 or more and evaluated the number of reported violent crimes (murder, robbery, aggravated assault, and forcible rape), other personal crimes (simple assault, intimidation, involuntary servitude, kidnapping/abduction), and other property crimes (burglary, arson, motor vehicle theft, and larceny-theft).

According to the FBI’s data, these are the top 5 most dangerous cities for 2021:

  1. Muskegon Heights, Michigan
  2. Tukwila, Washington
  3. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  4. Memphis, Tennessee
  5. Little Rock, Arkansas.

Myrtle Beach wasn’t the once South Carolina city that earned exceptionally low scores. A total of 8 Palmetto State cities ranked among the bottom 30 in America out of a total of 1,434, including; Myrtle Beach (#3), Cayce (#12), Gaffney (#15), Greenwood (#16), Spartanburg (#17), Florence (#18), and Forest Acres (#26).

Rank

State Rank

City

State

Population

Violent Crimes Per 1,000

Other Personal Per 1,000

Other Property Per 1,000

Score

1434 135 Muskegon Heights MI 10,717 20.9 47.21 95.92 0.07
1433 80 Tukwila WA 20,439 7.83 21.38 212.29 0.14
1432 36 Myrtle Beach SC 34,860 11.5 31.81 155.19 0.21
1431 54 Memphis TN 650,410 19.07 39.12 87.62 0.28
1430 34 Little Rock AR 198,382 15.16 40.87 96.51 0.35
1429 136 Cleveland OH 381,829 15.23 47.86 78.76 0.42
1428 5 Monroe LA 47,746 17.45 30.66 100.15 0.49
1427 134 Benton Township MI 14,372 19.13 32.49 87.04 0.56
1426 59 Henderson NC 14,883 16.93 29.97 102.87 0.63
1425 33 Helena-West Helena AR 10,187 17.57 36.42 85.8 0.7
1424 133 Detroit MI 663,502 19.27 31.37 72.59 0.77
1423 35 Cayce SC 14,211 9.64 42.57 91.55 0.84
1422 135 Canton OH 70,139 13.87 40.06 75.01 0.91
1421 32 West Memphis AR 24,442 19.47 24.96 71.35 0.98
1420 34 Gaffney SC 12,528 8.06 39.43 97.86 1.05
1419 33 Greenwood SC 23,427 14.26 28.64 87.46 1.12
1418 32 Spartanburg SC 37,754 12 28.95 96.86 1.19
1417 31 Florence SC 37,640 12.04 27.84 98.35 1.26
1416 34 South Salt Lake UT 25,599 7.97 25.86 122.11 1.33
1415 53 Dyersburg TN 16,300 11.04 38.65 80.43 1.39
1414 6 Wilmington DE 70,624 15.33 26.27 82.28 1.46
1413 31 Jacksonville AR 28,273 9.41 36.04 92.07 1.53
1412 19 Wichita KS 390,080 11.35 30.63 92.38 1.6
1411 132 Highland Park MI 10,703 20.18 26.35 53.91 1.67
1410 52 Athens TN 13,879 8.36 32.13 97.2 1.74
1409 30 Forest Acres SC 10,320 7.75 34.3 95.16 1.81
1408 131 Kalamazoo MI 76,827 11.94 35.6 71.32 1.88
1407 29 North Charleston SC 115,312 9.58 33.9 82.92 1.95
1406 51 Cleveland TN 45,453 9.99 31.33 83.98 2.02
1405 50 Millington TN 10,669 9.75 29.62 87.92 2.09
1404 58 Reidsville NC 13,959 7.31 31.88 95.35 2.16

 

No Carolina city cracked the top 100 in America, but a handful in North Carolina earned a spot among the top 220 safest cities, including; Holly Springs at #138, Pinehurst at #154, Elon at #170, Wake Forest at #182, Davidson at #212, and Cary at #214. Charlotte came in at #1293 in the nation.

138 1 Holly Springs NC 38,577 0.62 3.01 11.66 90.38
139 17 Beverly Hills MI 10,429 0.19 2.21 15.44 90.31
140 20 Solon OH 22,830 0.44 2.54 13.58 90.24
141 18 Independence Township MI 37,101 0.89 3.88 8.65 90.18
142 50 Ashland MA 17,742 1.07 2.76 10.09 90.11
143 19 Birmingham MI 21,479 0.47 2.51 13.69 90.04
144 21 Montgomery OH 10,867 0.37 2.12 15 89.97
145 22 Upper Arlington OH 35,754 0.39 1.23 16.7 89.9
146 6 Portsmouth RI 17,330 0.52 4.73 9.17 89.83
147 9 Lockhart TX 14,079 0.14 2.34 15.84 89.76
148 19 Shelton CT 41,287 0.51 3.58 11.58 89.69
149 20 Ledyard CT 14,698 0.2 4.9 10.48 89.62
150 51 Lakeville MA 11,419 1.31 2.63 9.63 89.55
151 2 Camas WA 24,388 0.41 2.34 14.76 89.48
152 20 Green Oak Township MI 19,075 0.73 3.2 11.48 89.41
153 52 Melrose MA 28,120 1.14 2.77 10.35 89.34
154 2 Pinehurst NC 16,522 0.54 3.03 12.89 89.27
155 21 Avon CT 18,320 0.22 1.26 18.07 89.2
156 9 Holmen WI 10,217 0.88 1.76 14 89.13
157 53 Littleton MA 10,334 1.06 4.26 8.23 89.06
158 21 Plymouth Township MI 27,020 0.63 3.18 12.62 88.99
159 54 Dracut MA 31,786 0.94 4.28 8.87 88.92
160 2 Mount Washington KY 14,855 0.54 3.5 12.52 88.85
161 1 Somerton AZ 16,771 1.49 2.86 9.06 88.78
162 10 Lakeway TX 16,248 0.49 3.14 13.6 88.71
163 23 Dublin OH 49,626 0.5 3.59 12.69 88.64
164 3 Maple Valley WA 27,705 0.54 2.38 14.94 88.57
165 55 Wrentham MA 11,989 0.33 1.5 17.85 88.5
166 7 Cumberland RI 35,206 0.65 3.12 13.12 88.43
167 56 Charlton MA 13,679 0.58 4.61 10.75 88.36
168 57 Dedham MA 25,203 0.24 1.67 18.37 88.29
169 3 Waukee IA 24,255 0.54 3.55 13.15 88.22
170 3 Elon NC 12,214 0.65 3.68 12.28 88.15
171 11 Celina TX 13,977 0.86 4.15 10.37 88.08
172 22 Brookfield CT 17,071 0.23 4.16 13.53 88.01
173 22 White Lake Township MI 31,556 0.76 3.71 11.82 87.95
174 10 Greendale WI 14,057 0.78 2.06 15.01 87.88
175 23 Bloomfield Township MI 42,326 0.24 3.1 15.71 87.81
176 3 Lawrenceburg KY 11,538 0.35 3.55 14.39 87.74
177 24 Mayfield Heights OH 18,519 0.65 3.13 13.77 87.67
178 24 Flushing Township MI 10,174 0.59 6.59 7.18 87.6
179 23 Plainfield CT 15,145 1.06 6.87 4.36 87.53
180 25 New Baltimore MI 12,444 0.32 6.03 9.72 87.46
181 2 Windham NH 14,876 0.34 4.97 11.83 87.39
182 4 Wake Forest NC 46,145 0.52 2.95 15 87.32
183 8 East Greenwich RI 13,119 0.38 2.9 15.85 87.25
184 9 Barrington RI 16,090 0.25 3.11 16.1 87.18
185 24 Guilford CT 22,194 0.41 0.99 19.64 87.11
186 58 Hingham MA 23,960 1.13 2.34 13.4 87.04
187 59 Acushnet MA 10,533 0.95 4.75 9.49 86.97
188 2 Pleasant View UT 11,137 0.36 4.76 12.48 86.9
189 4 Oak Harbor WA 23,554 1.32 4.46 8.32 86.83
190 26 West Bloomfield Township MI 66,067 0.58 4.19 12.62 86.76
191 11 De Pere WI 25,163 0.72 3.02 14.39 86.69
192 4 Urbandale IA 44,541 0.61 2.56 15.96 86.62
193 25 Darien CT 21,880 0.14 1.28 20.89 86.55
194 1 West Linn OR 26,962 0.48 2.3 17.17 86.48
195 25 Miami Township, Clermont County OH 42,764 0.51 3.23 15.18 86.41
196 5 Kenmore WA 23,430 0.77 3.03 14.34 86.34
197 12 Prosper TX 24,814 0.56 3.91 13.66 86.27
198 60 Tyngsboro MA 12,456 1.36 3.61 10.28 86.2
199 26 New Franklin OH 14,162 0.56 5.86 9.81 86.13
200 12 New Berlin WI 39,752 0.5 2.09 17.71 86.06
201 26 Waterford CT 18,812 0.43 4.2 13.93 85.99
202 27 Delhi Township OH 29,811 0.7 2.99 15.1 85.92
203 10 Narragansett RI 15,411 0.84 3.18 14.02 85.85
204 27 Vernon CT 29,318 0.51 3.31 15.45 85.78
205 28 Winchester CT 10,585 0.57 2.83 16.25 85.72
206 13 Elgin TX 10,475 0.67 3.25 14.99 85.65
207 14 Sachse TX 26,926 0.48 6.09 10.32 85.58
208 11 South Kingstown RI 30,656 0.49 4.63 13.31 85.51
209 28 Loveland OH 13,245 1.21 4.23 10.57 85.44
210 6 Bainbridge Island WA 25,080 0.4 3.31 16.47 85.37
211 27 Clawson MI 11,948 0.59 6.86 8.45 85.3
212 5 Davidson NC 13,193 0.61 3.49 15.16 85.23
213 4 Independence KY 28,541 0.42 7.43 8.23 85.16
214 6 Cary NC 172,525 0.64 3.62 14.83 85.09
215 15 Canyon TX 16,312 0.86 4.29 12.44 85.02
216 61 Amherst MA 39,603 2.47 2.93 7.22 84.95
217 62 Wilmington MA 23,915 1.34 3.01 12.8 84.88
218 63 Longmeadow MA 15,737 0.57 2.61 17.47 84.81
219 2 Sherwood OR 19,865 0.6 1.96 18.68 84.74
220 29 South Windsor CT 26,097 0.5 2.72 17.86 84.67

 

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