Tukwila named most dangerous city in America

May 23, 2016 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Tukwila was named the most dangerous city in America. Tukwila, which is located in Washington, was previously number 2 on SafeWise’s annual 30 Most Dangerous Cities in America list, but took the not so flattering top spot after data showed that there were 8.18 violent crimes per 1,000 people and 165.75 property crimes per 1,000 residents.


Tukwila has been named the most dangerous city in America by SafeWise.

SafeWise, the self-proclaimed “authority on home safety and security news,” released its annual 30 Most Dangerous Cities in America list, and sadly for the 19,920 people living in Tukwila, their suburban city went from number 2 to number 1.

Tukwila, also known as Hazelnut City, is located in King County, Washington, United States and is famous for its hazelnut trees, the Black and Duwamish Rivers and data centers for Microsoft and Internap. More on the 9.58 square mile city:

“The northern edge of Tukwila borders the city of Seattle.The City of Tukwila is a community of communities: residents of many diverse origins make Tukwila their home, a large commercial center draws workers and consumers to the city daily, and industry thrives with the confluence of rivers, freeways, railroads, and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The racial makeup of the city was 43.9% White, 17.9% African American, 1.1% Native American, 19.0% Asian, 2.8% Pacific Islander, 9.3% from other races, and 6.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.5% of the population.The median income for a household is $40,718, and the median income for a family of $42,442. Males had a median income of $35,525 versus $28,913 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,354. About 8.8% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those ages 65 or over.”

SafeWise gathered the most recent data from the Uniform Crime Report statistics compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to rank the 30 cities.

According to the FBI report, in 2014, there were 8.18 violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) per 1,000 residents in Tukwila and 165.75 property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people.

In 2012, there were 200 violent crimes and 3,161 property crimes in Tukwila. Of these, the violent crimes consisted of two murders, 20 forcible rapes, 98 robberies, and 80 aggravated assaults, while 282 burglaries, 2,493 larceny-thefts, 386 motor vehicle thefts and six arson defined the property offenses.

1. Tukwila, Washington ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 8.18
Property Crimes 165.75: 165.75

2. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina ↓
Previous rank: 1
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 14.28
Property Crimes per 1,000: 159.54

3. Emeryville, California
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 10.66
Property Crimes per 1,000: 146.10

4. Lumberton, North Carolina
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 16.59
Property Crimes per 1,000: 137.72

5. College Park, Georgia ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 21.52
Property Crimes per 1,000: 111.23

6. Bellmead, Texas
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 16.97
Property Crimes per 1,000: 111.34

7. Gallup, New Mexico ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 21.47
Property Crimes per 1,000: 105.77

8. Selma, Alabama ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 13.70
Property Crimes per 1,000: 105.05

9. East Point, Georgia ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 12.91
Property Crimes per 1,000: 104.54

10. Branson, Missouri ↓
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 6.63
Property Crimes per 1,000: 107.00

11. Humble, Texas ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 6.80
Property Crimes per 1,000: 104.76

12. Henderson, North Carolina ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 14.94
Property Crimes per 1,000: 93.53

13. Douglas, Georgia ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 9.06
Property Crimes per 1,000: 92.75

14. Blytheville, Arkansas ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 17.32
Property Crimes per 1,000: 83.55

15. Anniston, Alabama ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 23.75
Property Crimes per 1,000: 75.82

16. Kennett, Missouri
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 8.80
Property Crimes per 1,000: 88.53

17. Union City, Georgia ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 12.71
Property Crimes per 1,000: 84.24

18. Muskegon Heights, Michigan ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 17.92
Property Crimes per 1,000: 75.19

19. Salt Lake City, Utah ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 7.52
Property Crimes per 1,000: 84.36

20. Americus, Georgia ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 11.73
Property Crimes per 1,000: 79.94

21. Poplar Bluff, Missouri ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 6.63
Property Crimes per 1,000: 84.52

22. Spokane, Washington ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 5.48
Property Crimes per 1,000: 85.59

23. Brunswick, Georgia ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 14.14
Property Crimes per 1,000: 75.54

24. Anderson, South Carolina ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 9.69
Property Crimes per 1,000: 79.51

25. Springfield, Missouri ↓
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 11.86
Property Crimes per 1,000: 76.46

26. Elkton, Maryland ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 14.52
Property Crimes per 1,000: 73.56

27. Espanola, New Mexico
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 26.05
Property Crimes per 1,000: 61.45

28. Ardmore, Oklahoma ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 16.69
Property Crimes per 1,000: 70.13

29. Jasper, Alabama ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 8.11
Property Crimes per 1,000: 78.69

30. Gadsden, Alabama ↑
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 9.82
Property Crimes per 1,000: 76.97

What are your thoughts of those statistics?


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  1. Sluggo says:

    This list is total garbage.

    This data is tweaked to put certain ethnic groups in a
    negative light. Anyone with half a brain knows what the true cities are on
    this skewered list,

    • Johnny says:

      this data is tweaked to put certian ethnic groups in a negative light? which ethnic group??? Whites??? 43.9% white in the worst rated city???? If its trying to make whites look bad shure. so stop your racial crying of ethnic’s.

  2. Chris McClellan says:

    Absolute B.S. more left wing media attempts to show pro gun cities and towns are more dangerous than all the democrat controlled big cities that are far more dangerous and everyone knows it .

    • Brian says:

      Speak to the methodology of the study. Left wing media using data and facts well how dare they.

      • Rick B. says:

        Stupid, stupid, stupid. Looks like they took the violent crime rate per 1000, added it to the property crime rate per 1000, and decided the sum was the indicator of the most dangerous places:

        1. Tukwila — 8.18 + 165.75 = 173.93
        2. Myrtle Beach — 14.28 + 159.54 = 173.82
        3. Emeryville — 10.66 + 146.10 = 156.76
        4. Lumberton — 16.59 + 137.72 = 154.31

        These journalism dropouts should have consulted a statistician, before lying with statistics. If somebody picks my pocket, or steals my lawnmower, does that necessarily make them “dangerous”? And how many of the violent crimes were committed during property crimes?

        For example, by this clown’s math, if 40% of the population is left handed, and 30% is blue-eyed, then 70% of the population must be left handed and blue-eyed. D-U-U-U-U-U-U-U-H

  3. Ociel says:

    Those are not police that serve and protect. Those are criminal with guns and dogs.it took 3 thugs and a dog to put the handcuffs. From what ever PD are from they should be ashamed of this thugs that call them self’s officer of the peace.

  4. Anthony Bates says:

    I believe the man who harmed by the cops deserved to get every penny he had coming to him. My question is do the cops that harmed him still have their badges and certification and if so why?

  5. max sirius says:

    They obviosly care more about property crimes than violent crimes. I feel safe intrinsically implies my person not my property. Would you rather you car be broken into or robbed at gunpoint?

  6. Michelle Burnell says:

    what about Chicago?

  7. CINDER ABI says:

    This is so hard to believe! I lived in Seattle for 15 years but had to move back to the Philadelphia area due to family business 15 years ago. Philadelphia is violent (forget brotherly love, it’s hype) and no place to rave about, believe me. I pin daily for the gentle nature of Seattle and, I thought, its bordering suburbs. I used to go down to Tukwila for movies, to visit friends and attend events. Never would I ever have considered it dangerous. But that was over 15 years ago, so maybe violence and mayhem are just signs of our difficult times, affecting even the best (or so I thought) cities in America. How sad!

  8. kerry g says:

    It is simply appalling to me that such a list can be published .
    Seems to me the further mankind progresses the more we regress.
    The Jamaicans have one simple word to explain our problem (RESPECT)we have a lack of it as a nation .
    Having worked and lived in Alabama for going on 60 years it saddens me that we have 4 cities listed .
    Come on people GROW UP

  9. stadalberts says:

    I’m just glad I do not live near any of these areas!

  10. Sara Smith says:

    All Red States HMM???

  11. Sara Smith says:

    All Red States, mostly. HMMM????

  12. DonM says:

    Aniston Alabama has violent crimes of 23.75 per thousand, much higher than 8.18. I would submit that it is more dangerous.

    I think the authors of this list are using incorrect criteria.

  13. m w says:

    Must be the confederate statues

  14. Jack black says:


  15. Diaz says:

    I find it strange that most of the cities are in the South. Why gather data only from certain states, just saying.
    Tukwila has educated people, with very decent income so why so much crimes?
    You would expect poor folks to be stealing and murdering.

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