The bad news is, there are still cities in America plagued by violence. The good news is, most of the worst ones are getting safer.
That's one of the takeaways from Law Street's new list of America's most dangerous cities.
The list is based on newly released FBI Uniform Crime Report data from 2013. Law Street looked at the totals for four violent crimes: murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, to come up with overall violent crime rates for cities with more than 200,000 residents.
The top five are below. See the rest of the list here.