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FBI data ranks St. Louis as most violent city in U.S.

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St. Louis ranks at the most violent city in the country, according to data released by the FBI. (Credit: KMOV-TV) St. Louis ranks at the most violent city in the country, according to data released by the FBI. (Credit: KMOV-TV)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KMOV.com) - St. Louis is ranked No.1 in the country for violent crimes, according to data released by the FBI. For the first six months of 2015, St. Louis tallied 88.1 violent crimes -- comprised of rape, robbery, aggravated assault and murder -- per 10,000 residents. 

The FBI compiled the list of data, which can be viewed here.

According to the numbers, St. Louis had 2,806 violent crimes within the first sixth months of last year, up 522 from the same window a year before. There are four cities on the FBI's list that had a higher number of violent crimes (Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore and Kansas City) but all have substantially larger populations. For example, Chicago had five times the amount of violent crimes (10,969) but has eight times the population (2,724,121). 

The data considers only cities that have a population above 100,000. 

The Daily Mail took the data to create a list, which put St. Louis as the most violent crime city in the United States.

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