Roanoke, South Boston make list of 'Most Dangerous Cities in Virginia'

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Two hometowns in our area are on the list of the most dangerous cities in Virginia.

Analysts at RoadSnacks.net looked over data in the FBI's yearly report to make their report. South Boston is listed as the second most dangerous city due to a high number of property crimes.

Meanwhile, Roanoke came in a number five. Annalists say people in the Star City have a one in 19 chance of being a victim of crime.

They say since the city acts as a commercial hub for Southwest Virginia - the freight rail industry may have affected the crime rate.

Portsmouth took the number one spot as the most dangerous city in the Commonwealth.