The city of Charleston WV is getting national attention but for all the wrong reasons. The city recently made the list for Top 100 Dangerous Places to Live in the U.S.

Charleston ranks 19th, above cities like Philadelphia and Washington D.C. but below Baltimore and Detriot.

The list comes from Neighborhood Scouts, a website that helps potential buyers of real estate gain insight on crime.

Last year, Charleston ranked 40th on the list that is based primarily on violent crimes like homicide, rape, armed robbery and assault.

Chief Cooper says most of the city's crime problems are tied to the drug epidemic, a cycle that is difficult to break.

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