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And it was one of the cities of the ‘Promised Land’, the new future sought by countless black Americans who left the bigoted, segregated American South in the hope of a new life, drawn by the high wages of the new factories, and found that the officially liberal American North was just as bigoted and segregated, just less frank about it than they were back in Dixieland. It is by common agreement the last eastern city before America opens out into the big skies of the Midwest.

But experts remain divided about what caused the rise and about how to respond.

Among US cities with a population of at least 100,000, Detroit is tops on the list of the most violent cities. Louis; Memphis; Baltimore; and Wilmington, Delaware. Rounding out the top 10 are Rockford, Illinois; Kansas City, Kansas; Cleveland; Flint, Michigan; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Louis was statistically the most violent city in America, according to the Justice Department.

Violent crime in America rose for the second straight year 2016, driven by a spoke in killings in some major cities, but remained near historically low levels.

The Trump administration immediately seized on the figures as proof that the nation is in the midst of a dangerous crime wave that warrants a return to tougher tactics like more arrests and harsher punishments for drug criminals.

But criminologists cautioned the new numbers may not indicate the start of a long-term trend, noting that violent crime rates remain well below where they were a quarter-century ago.