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Politics FBI data reveals some of the most violent cities in nearly every state

For cities with more than 100,000 people.

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A crime lab investigator works the scene of a shooting in Omaha, Neb., where two women were shot to death and six people were wounded. play

A crime lab investigator works the scene of a shooting in Omaha, Neb., where two women were shot to death and six people were wounded.

(Associated Press)

The FBI recently released crime statistics that the agency compiled from US cities with a population over 100,000 between January 2017 to June 2017.

Among the data was the number of violent crimes committed in these cities, including murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. We then took these violent crime rates per 10,000 people to rank the most violent city in each state.

However, there are multiple cities, sometimes even whole states — such as Texas — that didn't report its data. There are also some states, such as Wyoming, that don't have cities with more than 100,000 people. Therefore the list is not complete.

It should be noted that there are limits to this type of analysis. The Uniform Crime Report data is voluntarily submitted by police forces, and not every city provides data. Further, crime is a socially and economically complex issue, and just looking at raw crime rates may not give a full picture of a particular city's situation.

One of the most surprising findings was that, despite its reputation, Chicago was not the most violent city in Illinois based on the FBI's violent crime rate.

Check out the rankings below:

Editor's note: This story was originally titled "The most violent city in nearly every US state, according to the FBI." The headline has been changed to reflect that data was reported voluntarily and may be incomplete, as not every major city in each state submitted data.

40. Honolulu, Hawaii, had 12.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

40. Honolulu, Hawaii, had 12.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents. play

40. Honolulu, Hawaii, had 12.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

(Associated Press)


39. Fargo, North Dakota, had 17.6 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

Two Cass County sheriff's deputies secure an area in North Fargo, N.D., on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 one block from a house where a suspect is accused of shooting a police officer. play

Two Cass County sheriff's deputies secure an area in North Fargo, N.D., on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 one block from a house where a suspect is accused of shooting a police officer.

(Associated Press)


38. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, had 22.4 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

38. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, had 22.4 violent crimes per 10,000 residents. play

38. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, had 22.4 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

(Sioux Falls Police Department)


37. Providence, Rhode Island, had 24.3 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

37. Providence, Rhode Island, had 24.3 violent crimes per 10,000 residents. play

37. Providence, Rhode Island, had 24.3 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

(Associated Press)


36. Portland, Oregon, had 24.5 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

Thousands of protesters gather in Portland on June 4, 2017, for competing rallies following last month’s fatal stabbing of two men on a light-rail train by a man police say was shouting anti-Muslim slurs. play

Thousands of protesters gather in Portland on June 4, 2017, for competing rallies following last month’s fatal stabbing of two men on a light-rail train by a man police say was shouting anti-Muslim slurs.

(Associated Press)


35. Billings, Montana, had 24.9 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

35. Billings, Montana, had 24.9 violent crimes per 10,000 residents. play

35. Billings, Montana, had 24.9 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

(Billings Police Department)


34. Tempe, Arizona, had 25.9 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

34. Tempe, Arizona, had 25.9 violent crimes per 10,000 residents. play

34. Tempe, Arizona, had 25.9 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

(Tempe Police Department)


33. Norfolk, Virginia, had 26.0 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

33. Norfolk, Virginia, had 26.0 violent crimes per 10,000 residents. play

33. Norfolk, Virginia, had 26.0 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

(Norfolk Police Department)


32. Topeka, Kansas, had 29.2 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

Kansas Bureau of Investigation crime scene truck sits outside a home on Dec. 2, 2013, in Topeka, Kan., where police found three adults dead. play

Kansas Bureau of Investigation crime scene truck sits outside a home on Dec. 2, 2013, in Topeka, Kan., where police found three adults dead.

(Associated Press)


31. Manchester, New Hampshire, had 31.4 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

31. Manchester, New Hampshire, had 31.4 violent crimes per 10,000 residents. play

31. Manchester, New Hampshire, had 31.4 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

(Associated Press)


30. Omaha, Nebraska, had 31.4 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

A crime lab investigator works the scene of a shooting in Omaha, Neb., where two women were shot to death and six people were wounded. play

A crime lab investigator works the scene of a shooting in Omaha, Neb., where two women were shot to death and six people were wounded.

(Associated Press)


29. Louisville, Kentucky, had 31.7 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

Louisville Metro Police officer's await the arrival of crime scene investigators following a deadly shooting in which a police officer was injured on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. play

Louisville Metro Police officer's await the arrival of crime scene investigators following a deadly shooting in which a police officer was injured on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.

(Associated Press)


28. Reno, Nevada, had 32.6 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

A Reno police officer stands guard outside Hug High School on the north side of Reno on Dec. 7, 2016 while other officers talk after a Washoe County School District police officer shot a student following a disturbance at the school. play

A Reno police officer stands guard outside Hug High School on the north side of Reno on Dec. 7, 2016 while other officers talk after a Washoe County School District police officer shot a student following a disturbance at the school.

(Associated Press)


27. Tacoma, Washington, had 36.2 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

A Tacoma Police mobile command vehicle remains parked behind yellow tape on Dec. 1, 2016, where Tacoma Police Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez was fatally shot while responding to a domestic violence call. play

A Tacoma Police mobile command vehicle remains parked behind yellow tape on Dec. 1, 2016, where Tacoma Police Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez was fatally shot while responding to a domestic violence call.

(Associated Press)


26. Springfield, Massachusetts, had 40.3 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

26. Springfield, Massachusetts, had 40.3 violent crimes per 10,000 residents. play

26. Springfield, Massachusetts, had 40.3 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

(Springfield Police Department)


25. Salt Lake City, Utah, had 42.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

frame grab from video taken from a police body camera and provided by attorney Karra Porter, nurse Alex Wubbels is arrested by a Salt Lake City police officer at University Hospital in Salt Lake City. Wubbels, who was arrested for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient said Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, that she was settling with Salt Lake City and the university that runs the hospital for $500,000. play

frame grab from video taken from a police body camera and provided by attorney Karra Porter, nurse Alex Wubbels is arrested by a Salt Lake City police officer at University Hospital in Salt Lake City. Wubbels, who was arrested for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient said Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, that she was settling with Salt Lake City and the university that runs the hospital for $500,000.

(Associated Press)


24. Newark, New Jersey, had 42.8 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

Police and investigators gather outside University Hospital in Newark, N.J. Monday, Sep. 19, 2016. play

Police and investigators gather outside University Hospital in Newark, N.J. Monday, Sep. 19, 2016.

(Associated Press)


23. North Charleston, South Carolina, had 43.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

23. North Charleston, South Carolina, had 43.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents. play

23. North Charleston, South Carolina, had 43.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

(North Charleston Police Department)


22. Washington DC had 45.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

Heavily armed U.S. Capitol police stand guard outside the U.S. Capitol after at least one person was shot in the Capitol Visitor Center March 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. play

Heavily armed U.S. Capitol police stand guard outside the U.S. Capitol after at least one person was shot in the Capitol Visitor Center March 28, 2016 in Washington, DC.

(Win McNamee/Getty Images)


21. Atlanta, Georgia, had 45.8 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

A truck loads a burned Georgia Tech police vehicle in front of the police station on campus in Atlanta on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. play

A truck loads a burned Georgia Tech police vehicle in front of the police station on campus in Atlanta on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.

(Associated Press)


20. South Bend, Indiana, had 46.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

South Bend officers on the scene of a shooting. play

South Bend officers on the scene of a shooting.

(South Bend Police Department)


19. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, had 46.8 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

19. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, had 46.8 violent crimes per 10,000 residents. play

19. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, had 46.8 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

(Reuters)


18. Buffalo, New York, had 47.0 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

18. Buffalo, New York, had 47.0 violent crimes per 10,000 residents. play

18. Buffalo, New York, had 47.0 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

(Buffalo Police Department)


17. West Palm Beach, Florida, had 47.7 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

17. West Palm Beach, Florida, had 47.7 violent crimes per 10,000 residents. play

17. West Palm Beach, Florida, had 47.7 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

(West Palm Beach police)


16. Pueblo, Colorado, had 48.9 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

16. Pueblo, Colorado, had 48.9 violent crimes per 10,000 residents. play

16. Pueblo, Colorado, had 48.9 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

(Pueblo Police Department)


15. Hartford, Connecticut, had 49.4 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model of gun used by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook School shooting. play

Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model of gun used by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook School shooting.

(Associated Press)


14. Tulsa, Oklahoma, had 50.9 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

Tulsa County sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement officers secure a gunman on the plaza in front of the Tulsa County courthouse in Tulsa, Oklahoma. play

Tulsa County sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement officers secure a gunman on the plaza in front of the Tulsa County courthouse in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

(Reuters)


13. Lansing, Michigan, had 52.2 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

Protester Blake Nance, of Detroit, stands by a line of Michigan State Police guarding the George W. Romney State Building, where Gov. Snyder has an office in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. play

Protester Blake Nance, of Detroit, stands by a line of Michigan State Police guarding the George W. Romney State Building, where Gov. Snyder has an office in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


12. Minneapolis, Minnesota, had 53.7 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

Protestors block the southbound lane of Interstate 35W in protest of the fatal police-involved shooting of Philando Castile in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., July 13, 2016. play

Protestors block the southbound lane of Interstate 35W in protest of the fatal police-involved shooting of Philando Castile in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., July 13, 2016.

(Reuters)


11. New Orleans, Louisiana, had 56.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

Police officers stand by the scene where police officer Daryle Holloway was shot in New Orleans June 20, 2015. play

Police officers stand by the scene where police officer Daryle Holloway was shot in New Orleans June 20, 2015.

(Reuters)


10. Anchorage, Alaska, had 57.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

The legs of a shooting victim are shown sticking out from a precious-metals store in Anchorage, Alaska, on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. play

The legs of a shooting victim are shown sticking out from a precious-metals store in Anchorage, Alaska, on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.

(Associated Press)


9. Stockton, California, had 68.8 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

9. Stockton, California, had 68.8 violent crimes per 10,000 residents. play

9. Stockton, California, had 68.8 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

(Twitter/@StocktonPolice)


8. Cleveland, Ohio, had 69.2 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

People protest a grand jury's decision not to indict two white Cleveland police officers in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a black 12-year-old boy who was playing with a pellet gun, in Cleveland. play

People protest a grand jury's decision not to indict two white Cleveland police officers in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a black 12-year-old boy who was playing with a pellet gun, in Cleveland.

(Associated Press)


7. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, had 75.6 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

Authorities respond near a burning gas station as dozens of people protest following the police-involved shooting of a man in Milwaukee on Aug. 13, 2016. play

Authorities respond near a burning gas station as dozens of people protest following the police-involved shooting of a man in Milwaukee on Aug. 13, 2016.

(Associated Press)


6. Rockford, Illinois, had 78.0 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

6. Rockford, Illinois, had 78.0 violent crimes per 10,000 residents. play

6. Rockford, Illinois, had 78.0 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

(Twitter/@RockfordPD)


5. Birmingham, Alabama, had 86.1 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

Huffman High School is seen behind Birmingham Police cars after at a shooting on March 7, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala. play

Huffman High School is seen behind Birmingham Police cars after at a shooting on March 7, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala.

(Associated Press)


4. Little Rock, Arkansas, had 87.4 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

An investigator collects evidence near an Arkansas nightclub where police say multiple people were shot, Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Little Rock, Ark. play

An investigator collects evidence near an Arkansas nightclub where police say multiple people were shot, Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Little Rock, Ark.

(Associated Press)


3. St. Louis, Missouri, had 91.5 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

Demonstrators protesting the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley march on September 17, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. play

Demonstrators protesting the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley march on September 17, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri.

(Getty Images)


2. Memphis, Tennessee, had 97.4 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

Police cars are parked on Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn. play

Police cars are parked on Beale Street in Memphis, Tenn.

(Associated Press)


1. Baltimore, Maryland, had 98.6 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.

Activists and residents participate in a 'Peace and Healing Walk' in an area with a high rate of homicides during Baltimore's third 'Ceasefire Weekend' on February 3, 2018. play

Activists and residents participate in a 'Peace and Healing Walk' in an area with a high rate of homicides during Baltimore's third 'Ceasefire Weekend' on February 3, 2018.

(Getty Images)