15 of the Worst Cities in America To Avoid at All Costs


Baltimore, Maryland

Tourists visit Baltimore for its waterfront, crab cakes, and The Star Spangled Banner.

Camden, New Jersey

Camden, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, is one of America's poorest cities.

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is termed "Chiraq" for its high gun-related violent crime rate.

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, home to American automakers, has struggled in recent decades.

Flint, Michigan

Flint, like Detroit, is rebuilding after losing good-paying car manufacturing jobs.

Gary, Indiana

The Jackson 5 and family were born here. Once industry declined, poverty and criminality rose.

Jackson, Mississippi

Due to gun-related homicides, the state capital has been one of the deadliest places in the U.S. for years.

Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, the second-largest metropolis in the U.S. after New York City, is separated by class.

Memphis, Tennessee

The city has a high murder rate and property crimes like automobile and house break-ins and vehicle thefts.

Miami, Florida

One contributor openly hated Miami. “Pretty, pleasant, tropical, beaches.

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