MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis has been named the 3rd Most Dangerous City in America by a new report.
24/7 Wall St. released a list of the "25 Most Dangerous Cities in America."
The report focused on the number of people living in poverty in the city and the high crime rate.
24/7 Wall St. reported 27.6% of Memphians live in poverty. The national average is 15.5%.
The report also showed 1,820 violent crimes reported per 100,000 residents in 2016.
The study pointed out a need for a larger police force, saying the size of the force shrank by 5.7% from 2008 to 2016. It mentioned resignations due to pension reforms.
Detroit was named the Most Dangerous City. St. Louis was given the number 2 spot.
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