Truckers – These Are the Most Dangerous Cities

2020 has been a rough year for the trucking industry. Truck drivers have been on the front line of Covid, protests have shut down most major cities, and are now many are voicing concerns over delivering to cities with defunded police departments.

Truck drivers don’t only have to worry about personal safety, they have to worry about their trucks and their loads.

Video: UPS truck being looted in Minneapolis.

CDLLife compiled a list of the most dangerous cities for truck drivers based on crime and cargo theft statistics.

According to the FBI, Florida, Delaware, Texas, Kentucky and Tennessee have the highest rates of cargo theft. (Note: California is not listed on the report).

Amarok and CargoNet report that Las Angelas, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Houston, Memphis, and Southern California have the highest rates of cargo theft.

On June 3, 2020, a truck driver who was hauling a high-value load posted a list of truck stops he was prohibited from stopping at.

Texas has the largest number of locations on the “DO NOT STOP” location list.

Picked up a high value load and was given this

Many of the cities with the highest numbers of theft are also listed as the most dangerous cities in the U.S.

*According to the NeighborhoodScout, these are the most dangerous cities in the U.S.

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 20.0
  • Your chance of being a victim: 1 in 50

2. Memphis, TN

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 19.5
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 51

3. Birmingham, AL

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 19.3
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 52

4. Baltimore, MD

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 18.5
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 54

5. Flint, MI

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 18.3
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 55

6. St. Louis, MO

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 18.2
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 55

7. Danville, IL

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 18.0
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 55

8. Saginaw, MI

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 16.7
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 60

9. Wilmington, DE

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 16.3
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 61

10. Camden, NJ

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 16.2
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 62

11. Pine Bluff, AR

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 16.0
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 62

12. Kansas City, MO

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 15.9
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 63

13. San Bernardino, CA

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 15.3
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 65

14. Alexandria, LA

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 14.6
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 68

15. Little Rock, AR

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 14.6
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 68

16. Cleveland, OH

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 14.5
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 69

17. Milwaukee, WI

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 14.3
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 70

18. Stockton, CA

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 14.2
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 70

19. Monroe, LA

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 14.1
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 71

20. Chester, PA

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 14.0
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 71

21. Rockford, IL

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 14.0
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 71

22. Myrtle Beach, SC

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 13.9
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 72

23. Albuquerque, NM

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 13.7
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 73

24. Shawnee, OK

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 13.6
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 73

25. Pontiac, MI

  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000 residents): 13.4
  • Chance of being a victim: 1 in 74

*To find out how NeighborhoodScout sources their statistics, click here.

Are there any cities you feel unsafe delivering to?