The list of the most dangerous cities to live in was unveiled by the nonprofit group American Cities For a Safer Future (ACF) on Monday.
The rankings were compiled by comparing data from data sources like the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) and Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) statistics.
The rankings looked at how dangerous cities were compared to the states and metropolitan areas that make up the United States, with the aim of making it easier for communities to protect themselves from the most serious crime.
The report also ranked cities based on how many residents lived in them in 2017.
There were some notable differences in how each of the cities fared compared to other cities in the US.
While Boston was ranked No. 1 for most violent crimes, Chicago and Los Angeles were No. 2 and No. 3 respectively, and the average per capita income of the US is about $24,000 a year, according to the report.
In terms of per capita crime, Atlanta was ranked the most violent city in the country, with 5,000 murders, followed by Cleveland, Detroit, New Orleans and St. Louis, according the report, which also found that cities in Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana were the top cities for gun violence, as well.