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Protecting yourself in these cities during the holidays or any time involves awareness, preparation, and cautious behavior.

Here are some general tips that may help:

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  1. Research the Area:
    • Before traveling to a city, research the neighborhoods you plan to visit. Know the areas that may have higher crime rates and take precautions accordingly.
  2. Stay Informed:
    • Keep up to date with local news and any security alerts. Be aware of any recent incidents or areas with increased risk.
  3. Travel in Groups:
    • Whenever possible, travel with friends or family. There's safety in numbers, and criminals are less likely to target a group.
  4. Plan Your Routes:
    • Plan your routes, especially if you're unfamiliar with the area. Stick to well-lit and populated streets.
  5. Avoid Risky Areas:
    • Stay away from neighborhoods or areas known for high crime rates, especially at night.
  6. Keep Valuables Secure:
    • Keep your belongings secure and avoid displaying valuable items, such as expensive jewelry or electronic devices, especially in crowded places.
  7. Use Reputable Transportation:
    • Use reputable transportation services, such as licensed taxis or rideshare services. Avoid accepting rides from strangers.
  8. Keep Emergency Contacts Handy:
    • Have emergency contacts saved in your phone and keep a list of important numbers, including local emergency services.
  9. Stay Connected:
    • Keep in touch with someone you trust and let them know your plans. Check-in periodically, especially if you're in an unfamiliar area.
  10. Trust Your Instincts:
    • If something feels off or uncomfortable, trust your instincts and remove yourself from the situation.
  11. Emergency Preparedness:
    • Familiarize yourself with the location of local hospitals, police stations, and emergency services.

Here are your 10 cities to avoid folks.

It is reported by www.roadsnacks.net

#10. Lincoln


The chances of becoming a victim of violence in this area is 1 in 94.
Lincoln has the 16th worst property crime rate in Alabama, the number of violent crimes in Lincoln, Alabama is one per 1000 residents.  Assault, robbery, and murders are considered violent crimes. Lincoln is the safest city in Alabama among the top 10.

#9. Greenville

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Unemployment in Greenville is high. The average income is $36,572, less than the national average.

#8. Andalusia


The poverty rate is 21.1%, which is higher than the national average.

#7. Troy


Violence recently increased by 25%. Residents have a one in 63 chance of being assaulted, raped, or murdered.

#6. Gadsden

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Three murders happened in Gasden last year and there were numerous property crimes, making Gasden six out of all the most dangerous places in the state. Gadsden is also considered one of the poorest cities in the United States, with 27.2% of residents living below the poverty line.

#5. Tarrant


4.9% of families live below the poverty line. The average household income is just $29,380.

#4. Birmingham

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Three out of every five residents are victimized by a violent crime. Six out of 10 are targeted by robberies every year.

#3. Lanett

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There are 6245 people in Lanett based on the latest census data.
There are 1409 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

#2. Anniston

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Aniston reportedly has a 30% poverty rate. There are 3434 violent crimes per 100,000 people in Aniston.

#1. Fairfield

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According to al.com, there is a 26% poverty rate in Fairfield.
Add to that a violent crime rate of 1905 per 100,000 people, and an average household income of $36,000.

In conclusion, it feels like most cities are more dangerous than ever before. True or not, 24/7 news and information make it seem this way. The bottom line is to be prepared and watch your back.

Research shared by www.roadsnack.net  and reported by Newsbreak.

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