Occasionally, cities become infamous for a horrible reputation. In fact, some American cities have developed a genuinely terrible reputation, whether they’re deserved it not! Without further ado, here are 30 cities that are beginning to suffer from their poor reputation severely. Hopefully, they’ll start to improve things, but we’re not seeing many improvements any time soon. What do you think about our choices? Did we leave a city out?
Oso, Washington, is technically a census-designated place (aka: a small town) north of Seattle. The town made infamous headlines in 2014 as the site of a large mudslide that killed 43 residents. Even worse, subsequent investigations into geological surveys by environmental experts found it was previously known to be prone to mudslides. It may not be a high-violence place, but it still feels too easy to get killed there!