Jacksonville really suffers in its lack of parklike. An extremely low percentage of the city’s 869,421 inhabitants reside within a 10-minute walk from a park. Out of a total of 467,298 acres, only 64,603 acres are parks.
The city spends as little as $33 on parks.
Bakersfield is filled with power plants and pollution so it's not exactly a paradise to live in. Bakersfield residents have also voted their home as the city with the country's worst food.
It seems that this city has been regressing for some time now.
Nashville's lesser-known city, Chattanooga is another dangerous city in the famous state. The city lands number 23rd in the most dangerous cities in the country with 1,065 per 100,000 residents. A lot of the crime is due to terrible gang activity.
While gang violence has slightly declined, general violence in the city has risen.
Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock not only has the highest crime rate in the state but in the country too. According to Business Insider. Little Rock had 87.4 violent crimes per 10,000 last year.
The current poverty rate sits at 18.5 percent, while the employment rate is at 3.3 percent, according to USA Today.
Officially the first Springfield in America, this city is making history yet again, this time as one of the most dangerous cities in the nation. According to Business Insider (taken from 2017 FBI data), Springfield had 40.3 violent crimes per 10,000 residents.
Road Snacks listed it as the single most dangerous city in terms of property offenses with 8,853 per 100,000 people. The poverty rate stands at 25.9 percent and an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent.