Most might not equate Arkansas with violence and danger, but the fact of the matter is that the state capital, Little Rock, is one of the most dangerous places to live in the entire country. In fact, it’s probably the single most dangerous mid-sized city in America.
If you want to know what’s going wrong in Little Rock, here are five reasons why the city is considered one of the most dangerous in the country currently.
1. Total Crime
If you are looking at middle sized cities in America, then Little Rock, Arkansas is easily the most dangerous one to live in currently. It’s ironic to note that in 2011, Forbes named the city the second cleanest city in the country. But just because there’s no garbage on the street, does not mean that it’s not become an increasingly dangerous place to live in over the last several years.
The total crime rate has really sky-rocketed in Little Rock recently. According to the most recent stats, there are about 9,500 crimes committed per 100,000 people. So when you do the math, you have a one in 21 chance of being a victim of a crime as a citizen and resident of Little Rock. That is a statistic that is frightening for people who live in the city, no matter what part of the city they inhabit. And it looks as if it’s a statistic that shows no signs of getting better.