The Real Deal New York

The top five most dangerous U.S. cities for brokers

January 18, 2014 12:00PM

 New York City real estate agents can breath a sigh of relief: NYC is not a dangerous place to do business, according to a recent study. However, for other brokers across the U.S., meeting with strange clients on a daily basis is far more risky.

Here is a look at the top five most dangerous cities in which to sell real estate, according to Housingwire.

5. Saginaw, Mich.
According to a data from Location, Inc., an analysis firm, Saginaw, Mich., just north of Detroit, is the fifth most dangerous place in America to work as a real estate broker. With a population of about 51,000, town records show 2,976 violent and property crimes in 2013.

4. West Memphis, Ark.
This southern town boasts a crime rate of 117 per 1,000 residents.

3. Flint, Mich.
Between Detroit and Saginaw, Flint weighs in with a crime rate of 85 per 1,000 residents.

2. Camden, N.J.
Nestled next to Philadelphia, Camden has a population of almost 78,000, and 6,080 documented crimes in 2013.

1. East St. Louis, Ill.
At number one, East St. Louis is really more of a bad neighborhood with an exceptional amount of crime than a city unto itself. While the city of St. Louis has a population of over 318,000, East St. Louis is only about 27,000 residents, yet those resident commit about 117 offenses per 1,000 people. [Housingwire]Christopher Cameron

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    The writer seemed to be unaware the a small river know as the Mississippi River separates East St Louis from St Louis and similarly Camden is not “nessled next to Philadelphia” as the writer desribed but rather separated by the Delaware River which requires you to cross a large bridge and pay a toll to get from Camden to Phila.