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The US crime rate peaked in 1991, what were the most dangerous cities then?

Around the time of the crime rate peak, my family moved from St. Louis to Washington D.C. I recall how normal it was to turn on the TV and see multiple stories about homicides. This was the case in both cities we had lived in. I probably thought every city was like that.

I'm curious which cities in 1991 saw the worst of this violence. I've been looking for old crime rate charts, with little luck.

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Oakland had its highest murder count in 1992, with 175 murders. Last year, Oakland had 89 murders.

San Francisco saw its highest murder count in 1993, with 129 murders. Last year the city had 52 murders.

In both cases, the murder rate was much higher at peak than now, because both cities have added many tens of thousands of residents since the early 1990s.
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You can try the Bureau of Justice Statistics site:

Crime - Local Level Single Agency Reported Crime

Once you pick the police department, you can select violent crimes by number and by rate, and it generates a chart which looks like this:

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NYC had 2,245 murders in 1990.

NYC had 352 murders in 2015.

Population increased by 1.2 million people between 1990 and 2015.
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A bit of an unusual - but nonetheless a very simple and useful - website for crime statistics is Disaster Center's crime pages. Been referring to this page for, like, a dozen years:
http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/

No graphs or fancy tables, but lots of info for each of the states and the US as a whole. However, they don't have much in the way of local/city data, and what they do have is a bit sparse. Chicago, for example:
http://www.disastercenter.com/illinois/crime/3111.htm
You wouldn't miss much if you didn't click on the link.
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You can try the Bureau of Justice Statistics site:

Crime - Local Level Single Agency Reported Crime

Once you pick the police department, you can select violent crimes by number and by rate, and it generates a chart which looks like this:
Wow. Dear god, East St. Louis peaked with a murder rate of 162 in 1991. Thankfully, it's dropped significantly.
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What made the late 80s and early 90s so bad?
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What made the late 80s and early 90s so bad?
crack is wack
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NYC had 2,245 murders in 1990.

NYC had 352 murders in 2015.

Population increased by 1.2 million people between 1990 and 2015.
Giuliani and Bloomberg's policies helped a lot. What a change. NYC has to be the safest big city relative to its population. Not just 8.5 million according to the 2014 Census, but factor in the extra commuters that swell up its population an extra million or so.
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What made the late 80s and early 90s so bad?
What didn't make the 80s bad?

The culmination of white flight to suburbia, the complete abandonment of inner cities, rising inequality, cheap drugs, gangs, mass incarceration, defunding social programs, duran duran, corey haim, new kids on the block...

OR you could consider the lead theory or the abortion theory.
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By the 80s, many cities were in infill mode. But it was slow, and often a smaller effect than the dropping household sizes, continued teardowns, etc. If you believe the Census estimates, 1986 was the bottom for Seattle, then we started trending up again. Others should be similar.

It was also an epic decade for "big project" infill in downtowns. As much as its convention centers, stadiums, office towers (easier to build on spec then), and festival marketplaces weren't downtown saviors, they did become important cornerstones in many cases. At the same time downtown housing was taking off in some places, the concept of urban vacations was increasing...
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The peak in Miami happened earlier, thanks to a combination of influences.

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crack is wack
Yep. The problem in the 80's and 90's is primarily linked to the illicit drug trade and distribution by street gangs to drug addicts. Crack hit the cities by storm. I fear that the surge in meth and heroin abuse nationwide is causing a recent uptick in crime. Heroin use has become rampant largely because of prescription pill abuse. Pills are expensive and hard to come by, where heroin is a tenth of the price and readily available on the streets.

Cities got tough and locked up the worst of the worst, initiated community programs to steer kids away from this lifestyle, slowly making cities safer for Gen X and (Y) millennia's to move back to the cities.
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several years ago I was curious about this, and compiled a bunch of early 1990s violent crime stats for a bunch of cities (obviously these aren't complete lists though):

Violent crime rate per 100k residents, 1990:
Chicago - 2,842.2
LA - 2,404.6
NYC - 2,383.6
New Orleans - 2,259.2
Long Beach - 1,956.8
Cleveland - 1,817.6
San Francisco - 1,711.1
Oakland - 1,570.2
Memphis - 1,488.0
Houston - 1,388.3
Philadelphia - 1,348.8

Violent crime rate per 100k residents, 1991:
Chicago - 3,092.5
LA - 2,525.8
Oakland - 2,495.8
NYC - 2,318.2
New Orleans - 2,190.3
Long Beach - 2,100.7
Cleveland - 1,831.9
San Francisco - 1,645.4
Houston - 1,599.9
Memphis - 1,422.3
Philadelphia - 1,406.1

Violent crime rate per 100k residents, 1992:
Chicago - 2,840.4
Oakland - 2,626.4
LA - 2,459.5
NYC - 2,163.7
New Orleans - 1,981.6
San Francisco - 1,821.3
Cleveland - 1,661.6
Long Beach - 1,554.8
Memphis - 1,552.6
Houston - 1,465.1
Philadelphia - 1,191.2

Violent crime rate per 100k residents, 1993:
Chicago - 2,717.4
Oakland - 2,601.6
LA - 2,374.3
NYC - 2,089.8
New Orleans - 2,039.0
San Francisco - 1,815.0
Cleveland - 1,643.2
Memphis - 1,633.8
Long Beach - 1,605.4
Houston - 1,453.8
Philadelphia - 1,255.2

Violent crime rate per 100k residents, 1994:
Chicago - 2,684.5
Oakland - 2,193.9
LA - 2,059.0
New Orleans - 1,886.9
NYC - 1,860.9
Memphis - 1,568.3
Cleveland - 1,529.7
San Francisco - 1,461.4
Long Beach - 1,416.7
Philadelphia - 1,322.5
Houston - 1,307.5

average yearly robbery rates for a few cities from 1990-1994:

Chicago = 1344.3
New York = 1221.24
New Orleans = 1099.2
Oakland = 1065.4
Los Angeles = 1040.82
San Francisco = 1013.6
Cleveland = 893.0
Long Beach = 863.08
Philadelphia = 792.3
Memphis = 783.36
Houston = 694.9

All cities of 250,000 residents or more (using 2008 population stats, as that's when i made the list), and their average yearly violent crime rates per 100k residents, from 1990 through 1995:

1. Atlanta, GA 3874.1
2. Miami, FL 3832.4
3. Newark, NJ 3732.6
4. St. Louis, MO 3539.7
5. Tampa, FL 3323.1
6. Chicago, IL 2787.8
7. Baltimore, MD 2785.5
8. Washington DC 2664.7
9. Detroit, MI 2619.6
10. Kansas City, MO 2562.5
11. Los Angeles, CA 2309.6
12. Oakland, CA 2297.6 (from 1990-1994...no 1995 stats)
13. New Orleans, LA 2098.2
14. Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC 2085.6
15. New York City, NY 2062.3
16. Boston, MA 2015.7
17. Dallas, TX 1990.5
18. Buffalo, NY 1896.6
19. Portland, OR 1852.3
20. Mobile, AL 1788.8
21. Minneapolis, MN 1774.7 (from 1991-1995...no 1990 stats)
22. Cleveland, OH 1688.4
23. Nashville, TN 1659.1
24. San Francisco, CA 1656.6
25. Long Beach, CA 1654.9
26. Jacksonville, FL 1638.3
27. Fort Worth, TX 1610.3
28. Memphis, TN 1572.4
29. Indianapolis, IN 1500.7
30. Aurora, CO 1472.8
31. Albuquerque, NM 1448.4
32. Stockton, CA 1446.6
33. Cincinnati, OH 1420.1
34. Fresno, CA 1417.1
35. Houston, TX 1416.4
36. Philadelphia, PA 1325.5
37. Seattle, WA 1290.7
38. Oklahoma City, OK 1287.1
39. Tulsa, OK 1278.1
40. Sacramento, CA 1199.1
41. Pittsburgh, PA 1170.1
42. San Diego, CA 1130.6
43. Phoenix, AZ 1095.8
44. Columbus, OH 1086.5
45. Tucson, AZ 1033.9
46. Santa Ana, CA 1012.7
47. Milwaukee, WI 1009.1
48. El Paso, TX 1006.1
49. Toledo, OH 998.3
50. Louisville, KY 992.2
51. Las Vegas, NV 991.5
52. St. Paul, MN 982.7
53. Denver, CO 976.9
54. Omaha, NE 974.7
55. Bakersfield, CA 922.7
56. Corpus Christi, TX 844.4
57. Raleigh, NC 852.6
58. Anchorage, AK 827.5
59. Wichita, KS 799.8
60. Arlington, TX 799.6
61. Glendale, AZ 783.9
62. Anaheim, CA 758.0
63. Mesa, AZ 717.8
64. San Jose, CA 686.4
65. San Antonio, TX 664.2
66. Austin, TX 655.9
67. Colorado Springs, CO 482.9
68. Plano, TX 361.1
69. Honolulu, HI 283.5
70. Virginia Beach, VA 262.4
71. Chandler, AZ 249.7

Cities with 100 or more murders from 1990 through 1995:

1. New York City, NY 11,078
2. Los Angeles, CA 5,874
3. Chicago, IL 5,311
4. Detroit, MI 3,387
5. Houston, TX 2,778
6. Philadelphia, PA 2,643
7. Washington DC 2,611
8. Dallas, TX 2,222
9. New Orleans, LA 2,110
10. Baltimore, MD 1,940
11. St. Louis, MO 1,387
12. Atlanta, GA 1,212
13. San Antonio, TX 1,191
14. Memphis, TN 1,078
15. Phoenix, AZ 995
16. Cleveland, OH 928
17. Oakland, CA 907
18. Milwaukee, WI 898
19. Fort Worth, TX 851
20. Kansas City, MO 808
21. San Diego, CA 785
22. Richmond, VA 738
23. Jacksonville, FL 735
24. Miami, FL 735
25. San Francisco, CA 638
26. Columbus, OH 622
27. Boston, MA 608
28. Charlotte-Mecklenburg, NC 604
29. Las Vegas, NV 595
30. Long Beach, CA 590
31. Newark, NJ 581
32. Oklahoma City, OK 557
33. Nashville, TN 510
34. Indianapolis, IN 499
35. Gary, IN 487
36. Denver, CO 486
37. Jackson, MS 447
38. Compton, CA 445
39. Fresno, CA 441
40. Norfolk, VA 404
41. Buffalo, NY 391
42. Santa Ana, CA 384
43. Minneapolis, MN 372
44. Baton Rouge, LA 367
45. Shreveport, LA 362
46. Sacramento, CA 358
47. San Bernardino, CA 336
48. Seattle, WA 333
49. Rochester, NY 329
50. Tampa, FL 319
51. Pittsburgh, PA 317
52. Little Rock, AR 312
53. Bridgeport, CT 308
54. Flint, MI 306
55. Dayton, OH 303
56. Stockton, CA 290
57. Portland, OR 283
58. Cincinnati, OH 279
59. Albuquerque, NM 275
60. Richmond, CA 273
61. Camden, NJ 271
62. Inglewood, CA 269
63. Louisville, KY 260
64. Tulsa, OK 258
65. El Paso, TX 255
66. Austin, TX 252
67. Mobile, AL 251
68. San Jose, CA 243
69. Tucson, AZ 242
70. Toledo, OH 236
71. Chattanooga, TN 221
72. Pomona, CA 209
73. Savannah, GA 204
74. Wichita, KS 202
75. Honolulu, HI 198
76. Riverside, CA 188
77. Winston-Salem, NC 180
78. Tacoma, WA 179
79. Portsmouth, VA 176
80. Hartford, CT 174
81. New Haven, CT 170
82. Corpus Christi, TX 169
83. Durham, NC 169
84. Greensboro, NC 162
85. Anaheim, CA 162
86. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 160
87. Jersey City, 157
88. Knoxville, TN 152
89. Bakersfield, CA 152
90. Omaha, NE 150
91. Newport News, VA 149
92. Fort Wayne, IN 147
93. Raleigh, NC 143
94. Akron, OH 142
95. St. Paul, MN 139
96. Saginaw, MI 139
97. Virginia Beach, VA 137
98. Waco, TX 136
99. Lynwood, CA 136
100. Providence, RI 134
101. Grand Rapids, MI 133
102. West Palm Beach, FL 130
103. Ontario, CA 129
104. Anchorage, AK 126
105. Beaumont, TX 119
106. Salt Lake City, UT 119
107. Galveston, TX 118
108. Fayetteville, NC 116
109. Columbia, SC 113
110. Laredo, TX 109
111. Amarillo, TX 106
112. Lubbock, TX 104
113. El Monte, CA 104
114. Pasadena, CA 102
115. Colorado Springs, CO 102
116. East Palo Alto, CA 101

Cities with over 10,000 robberies from 1990 through 1995:

1. New York City, NY 507,850
2. Chicago, IL 218,587
3. Los Angeles, CA 213,750
4. Philadelphia, PA 76,257
5. Detroit, MI 75,212
6. Houston, TX 67,909
7. Baltimore, MD 67,505
8. Dallas, TX 51,747
9. San Francisco, CA 43,898
10. Washington DC 42,368
11. Miami, FL 42,313
12. Atlanta, GA 35,060
13. Newark, NJ 33,758
14. New Orleans, LA 32,708
15. St. Louis, MO 32,322
16. Memphis, TN 30,130
17. Boston, MA 27,494
18. Cleveland, OH 26,917
19. San Diego, CA 26,723
20. Kansas City, MO 24,905
21. Milwaukee, WI 24,421
22. Oakland, CA 23,809
23. Long Beach, CA 21,763
24. Columbus, OH 21,688
25. Jacksonville, FL 21,374
26. Phoenix, AZ 20,552
27. Las Vegas metro, NV 20,120
28. Minneapolis, MN 18,457
29. San Antonio, TX, 18,232
30. Tampa, FL 18,141
31. Buffalo, NY 16,878
32. Fort Worth, TX 16,809
33. Nashville-Davidson metro, TN 15,516
34. Seattle, WA 15,452
35. Pittsburgh, PA 15,342
36. Portland, OR 14,897
37. Fresno, CA 14,723
38. Jersey City, NJ 14,605
39. Sacramento, CA 13,123
40. Cincinnati, OH 12,835
41. Indianapolis, IN 12,390
42. Santa Ana, CA 10,376

Bay Area cities by violent crime rate 1992:

1. Richmond (90,676): 3,081.3 - 46 murders
2. East Palo Alto (24,322): 2,787.6 - 42 murders
3. Oakland (377,037): 2,626.4 - 165 murders
4. San Pablo (26,093): 2,337.8 - 8 murders
5. San Francisco (750,885): 1,821.3 - 117 murders
6. Vallejo (113,259): 1,652.8 - 13 murders
7. Berkeley (106,543): 1,553.4 - 12 murders
8. Antioch (69,812): 1,009.2 - 2 murders
9. Fairfield (83,032): 964.0 - 3 murders
10. Pittsburg (49,332): 954.8 - 10 murders

Bay Area cities by violent crime rate, 1993:

1. Richmond: 3,143.4 - 52 murders
2. San Pablo: 2,631.2 - 12 murders
3. Oakland: 2,601.6 - 154 murders
4. East Palo Alto: 2,515.5 - 4 murders
5. San Francisco: 1,815.0 - 129 murders
6. Berkeley: 1,596.6 - 8 murders
7. Vallejo: 1,413.0 - 19 murders
8. Hayward (116,367): 1,116.3 - 8 murders
9. Fairfield: 964.7 - 10 murders
10. San Leandro (69,637): 907.6 - 5 murders

violent crime stats from 1992 and 1993 for several cities, with rates averaged out, from highest to lowest (i was curious how SF/Oakland would look if combined and then compared to cities with a similar population to them):

Oakland - 381,562
violent total: 19,946 (2614/100k residents)
-murders: 319 (41.8)
-rapes: 771 (101)
-robberies: 9,169 (1201.6)
-assaults: 9,690 (1269.7)

Detroit - 1,032,095
violent total: 53,616 (2598.2)
-murders: 1,174 (56.9)
-rapes: 1,225 (117.3 ...no rape stats for 1993, so numbers are for 1992 only)
-robberies: 25,193 (1250.2)
-assaults: 25,432 (1232.6)

San Francisco-Oakland - 1,125,193
violent total: 46,987 (2216.1)
-murders: 566 (29.3)
-rapes: 1,527 (75.9)
-robberies: 25,901 (1163.5)
-assaults: 18,997 (947.7)

Dallas - 1,044,591
violent total: 39,858 (1907.5)
-murders: 704 (33.7)
-rapes: 2,096 (100.3)
-robberies: 16,952 (811.3)
-assaults: 20,106 (962.3)

San Francisco - 743,631
violent total: 27,041 (1818.2)
-murders: 247 (16.7)
-rapes: 756 (50.8)
-robberies: 16,732 (1125.3)
-assaults: 9,307 (625.6)

Houston - 1,709,783
violent total: 49,906 (1459.5)
-murders: 911 (26.7)
-rapes: 2,278 (66.7)
-robberies: 21,902 (640.6)
-assaults: 24,815 (725.6)

Philadelphia - 1,581,586
violent total: 38,679 (1223.2)
-murders: 864 (27.3)
-rapes: 1,602 (50.6)
-robberies: 23,212 (733.9)
-assaults: 13,001 (411.4)

San Diego - 1,156,228
violent total: 28,255 (1222.1)
-murders: 279 (12.1)
-rapes: 881 (38.1)
-robberies: 9,972 (431.35)
-assaults: 17,123 (740.6)

Phoenix - 1,019,634
violent total: 22,818 (1118.4)
-murders: 294 (14.4)
-rapes: 920 (45.15)
-robberies: 6,577 (322.35)
-assaults: 15,027 (736.5)

San Antonio - 979,140
violent total: 13,856 (707.7 )
-murders: 439 (22.4)
-rapes: 1,169 (59.7)
-robberies: 6,464 (330.3)
-assaults: 5,784 (295.4)

all data was taken from here:

http://www.ucrdatatool.gov/Search/Crime/Crime.cfm
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Wow. Dear god, East St. Louis peaked with a murder rate of 162 in 1991. Thankfully, it's dropped significantly.
Damn. And in 1992, East Palo Alto had a murder rate of 172 per 100,000 residents. 42 murders and only 24,000 residents. The early 90s were extra fucked up.
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Did you compile all that manually?
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Interesting that NO almost doubled it's murder rate between 1985 and 2012. Any ideas why? Flint also.
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Interesting that NO almost doubled it's murder rate between 1985 and 2012. Any ideas why? Flint also.
well, new orleans of course lost nearly half of its population in the immediate wake of katrina, if i recall...and things werent so great at that for many who were left behind...the poorest stayed, the upper classes returned, but i think a big slice of the working and some of the middle class never came back, the glue of a great many african american neighborhoods, leaving those neighborhoods in dire straights, and much worse than before. things spiraled downwards out of control.
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Did you compile all that manually?
Yup...like eight years ago. I don't remember exactly how long it took me, but it took a while. I did it over the course of a few days though, not all at once.
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