Myrtle Beach 3rd 'most dangerous city' in America, report says

- Things are not looking well for Myrtle Beach. The popular summer destination is the third most dangerous city in the United States, according to The SafeWise Report. 

The SafeWise Report released their findings Thursday, naming "The 30 most Dangerous Cities in America." The top 5 most dangerous US cities based on public crime statistics and the FBI are:

  1. Emmeryville, California
  2. Tukwila, Washington
  3. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  4. Lumberton, North Carolina
  5. Branson, MIssouri

The report measures publicly available data on violent and property crime per capita and assigns a ranking based on those values. 

North Carolina didn't escape unscathed. Lumberton, NC outside Fayetteville was listed directly behind Myrtle Beach as the fourth most dangerous city. 

North Myrtle Beach, which is considered a separate city, was ranked 23rd.

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