Are you thinking of relocating somewhere in the States? Make sure you take a look at the 12 worst places to live in the US before you make any decisions about your next home base. We’ve compiled this list by considering crime reports, annual median incomes, air quality, climate, poverty levels and unemployment rates. Find out which American cities you should avoid based on these factors. Maybe you’re tempted by the cultural scene that New Orleans offers, but you might want to rethink moving to a city that’s been named the “murder capital of the country.”
12. St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis is a major US port in eastern Missouri. The city, whose population is estimated to be 318,500, is the second largest in the state. Over 14% of St. Louis’ population is living below the poverty line. Missouri was one of only two states in the country to experience a fall in annual household income last year. The crime rate in St. Louis is also very high, making it one of the worst places to live in the US, especially for families. The murder rate in St. Louis is reported to be 35.3 per 100,000 residents, which ranks it as one of America’s most dangerous cities too.