Report: Indy 10th most dangerous city in America

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — In a new report, Indianapolis ranks as the 10th most dangerous city in America in 2018.

The report is from SafeWise, a online safety resource that aims to inform communities about safety in their area.

The report is based upon analysis that measures the number of violent crimes — aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery — per 1,000 people in each city.

Analysts used data from the 2016 FBI crime statistics and population data, and only included cities with a population of 300,000 or more. Cities that did not submit a complete crime report to the FBI were excluded.

The report listed Detroit as the nation's most dangerous city, with more than 20 violent crime cases per 1,000 people. Indianapolis rounded out the top 10 at more than 13 violent crime cases per 1,000 people.

As for the safest city in America, that honor went to Virginia Beach, Virginia, with only 1½ violent crimes per 1,000 people. But if Hoosiers are looking for a safer place a little closer, Lexington, Kentucky came in at the No. 3 safest city, with 3.39 violent crimes per 1,000 people.

To see the complete study and sources for the findings, click here.

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