Most Dangerous US Cities

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The Associated Press reports on November 22, 2010, that St. Louis, Missouri, is America’s most dangerous city in 2009, according to a study by CQ Press, using population figures and crime data compiled by the FBI. Crime data include the rates of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft.
The top five most dangerous cities are:

  1. St. Louis, Missouri, which had 2,070.1 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, compared with a national average of 429.4.
  2. Camden, New Jersey, which was the most dangerous U.S. city in 2008, 2004, and 2003.
  3. Detroit, Michigan.
  4. Flint, Michigan.
  5. Oakland, California.

Residents of the San Francisco Bay Area will be happy to know that you are living in or near America’s 5th (Oakland) and 6th (Richmond) most dangerous cities.
For the second straight year, the safest city with more than 75,000 residents was Colonie, N.Y.
You can look up the crime index of your city by CLICKING HERE. The lower your crime index, the better. 😉
~Eowyn

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0 responses to “Most Dangerous US Cities

  1. Whoa are you telling me NYC was not in the top 5…weird.

     
  2. Compared to the other cities – St. Louis is small. Most of St. Louis is comprised by suburbs and this is not taken into account when compiling these statistics. They are not comparing apples to oranges. As a result, St. Louis gets a bum rap over and over costing our city much needed revenue from conventions.

     
  3. The CQ report has lost all credibility and should not be given any airplay. Their methodology for reporting is flawed from every angle. The reason Chicago isn’t on the list is because they couldn’t get data from Chicago. Go figure! Those cities who report their stats are doomed.
    Ban this report from seeing a 2011 publication!

     
    • Far be it for me to defend the CQ Press. But the study’s data came from the FBI; not from cities who turn in their data to CQ. I have a hard time imagining the FBI failed to collect crime statistics from Chicago.
      However flawed the CQ study, I can personally testify to the credibility of Oakland and Richmond, Calif being, respectively, the 5th and 6th most dangerous cities ’cause I live smack in between those two.

       

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