Myrtle Beach tops security blog's list of most dangerous cities in America

Myrtle Beach tops security blog's list of most dangerous cities in America

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – SafeWise, an online blog for a home security company, announced on Monday the 30 Most Dangerous Cities in America.

It might surprise you but Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and Lumberton all made the list, according to the SafeWise website.

SafeWise derived the data from looking at cities with a population of 10,000 or greater in 2013 and analyzed the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics. The number of reported violent crimes (murder, robbery, aggravated assault and forcible rape) and the number of property crimes (burglary, arson, motor vehicle theft and larceny-theft) were evaluated and then SafeWise determined the possibilty of each crime happening out of 1,000 people, the SafeWise website states.

According to the SafeWise website, the following are the top 30 most dangerous cities in America:

  1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  2. Tukwila, Washington
  3. Emeryville, California
  4. Lumberton, North Carolina
  5. Florida City, Florida
  6. Bessemer, Alabama
  7. College Park, Georgia
  8. Branson, Missouri
  9. Bastrop, Louisiana
  10. Hammond, Louisiana
  11. Gallup, New Mexico
  12. East Point, Georgia
  13. Crossville, Tennessee
  14. Miami Beach, Florida
  15. North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  16. Opa Locka, Florida
  17. Panama City Beach, Florida
  18. Humble, Texas
  19. Anniston, Alabama
  20. Henderson, North Carolina
  21. Fairfield, Alabama
  22. Denham Springs, Louisiana
  23. Springfield, Missouri
  24. Lake City, Florida
  25. Anderson, South Carolina
  26. Spokane, Washington
  27. Blytheville, Arkansas
  28. Monroe, Louisiana
  29. Alexandria, Louisiana
  30. Union City, Georgia

To read more about the 30 Most Dangerous Cities in America, visit

SafeWise is a community-focused safety organization committed to increasing home and community safety, education, awareness, and preparedness.

For more information about SafeWise visit their website at

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