The website Neighborhoodscout.com has released its list of the "100 most dangerous cities" for 2014, and two cities in Western New York made the list. Now the research is based on the number of violent crimes and the population of each city. Buffalo and Niagara Falls both made the top 50, with Buffalo ranking at number 40 and Niagara Falls at number 49.

East St. Louis, Illinois topped the list of dangerous cities, followed by Flint, Michigan at number 2.