The crime rate in the United States has been increasing steadily since the 1990s.
But what is the best way to protect yourself and your family in your hometowns?
The SageView Advisory Group’s 2017 Annual Crime Index ranks all cities in the U.S. and the District of Columbia based on the crime rates.
Here’s how it breaks down.
Cities with the highest total violent crime The U.K. topped the list of the top 25 cities for violent crime in 2017.
While London had a higher overall violent crime rate than most of the cities on the list, it had the second-highest rate in its Metropolitan area, with a total of 7,876 crimes per 100,000 residents.
Other high-ranking cities with high total violent crimes include Chicago, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Denver, Los Angeles and Dallas.
More:Read the full SageView report on crime.
Cities in the top 50 Most of the states in the country ranked highly for overall crime, but there were some notable exceptions.
For example, the District, New Jersey, had the highest violent crime rates in the nation, at 2,865 per 100 in 2017, according to the U,S.
Bureau of Justice Statistics.
In the West, California was the most dangerous state, with 1,946 violent crimes per 10,000 population.
The worst states were New York, Virginia, New Mexico, Georgia and Alabama, according the SageView crime index.
The next-highest crime rate cities were: New York City, New York (4,923); Los Angeles (3,856); San Francisco (3