Detroit has long been labeled as one of the ugliest cities in the United States. Businesses that once thrived are now neglected. Derelict buildings fill the city and crime rates are too high.
In 2017 the city’s unemployment reached a staggering rate of 9.3 percent rate, resulting in a poverty rate of 39 percent.
Stockton did not completely recover from the nation's economic decline a few years ago. Add a rising crime rate to the mix, the city is becoming an increasingly difficult place to live in.
There is also a huge narcotic problem that is gripping the city, which is inevitable considering the unemployment rate. In 2012 the city claimed bankruptcy.
Known as a mini Las Vegas, Reno has its charm. At least at some point. The city has been tanking in recent years, having suffered from many failed businesses. Filled with vandalized abandoned buildings, Reno is now in disarray.
The crime rate is rising like crazy and most of the city is poverty-stricken. It's definitely not the most desirable city these days.
Generally, when one thinks of Colorado, the Rocky Mountains and beautiful ski resorts come to mind. Not for Pueblo. For this tiny city, (the tiniest one on the list) things have not been easy. Regarding the violent crime rate, there have been 1, 052 violent incidents per 100,000 people.
That's pretty bad considering the population is about 100,000 people. It ranks number eight on the list of cities with the worst crime rate.
New Haven, Connecticut
New Haven might be home to Yale, but it doesn't make the city any better, unfortunately. The crime rate is high, especially when it comes to homicides, and while the immediate surroundings of the Ivy League institution are great, the rest of the city takes a dip.
This makes it a rather miserable city to live in. Unless you're living on campus.