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) and reported Property Crimes (burglary, arson, motor vehicle theft, and larceny-theft). According to the FBI’s data, these were the top 5 most dangerous cities last year:
- Emeryville, California
- Tukwila, Washington
- Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
- Lumberton, North Carolina
- Branson, Missouri
In addition to Myrtle Beach ranking third, Lumberton, North Carolina, just outside of Fayetteville was ranked just after Myrtle Beach on the list at #4 in the US.
North Myrtle Beach, SC, (considered a different city from Myrtle Beach) also came in the top 30 as the 23rd most dangerous city.