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Monroe ranks on 100 most dangerous cities list

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - According to neighborhoodscout.com, Monroe ranks as the 92nd "Most Dangerous City in the U.S."

The survey took cities with more than 25,000 residents and compared them to the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents.

In the survey, violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. According neighborhoodscout.com, data used for this research are 1) the number of violent crimes reported to the FBI to have occurred in each city, and 2) the population of each city.

According to the survey, residents in Monroe have a 1 in 101 chance to be a victim of a violent crime.

Baton Rouge ranks as the 65th most dangerous in the country, and Alexandria ranks at 16.  Pine Bluff, Arkansas ranked at 43rd in the country.

East St. Louis, Illinois was ranked as the country's most violent city.

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