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