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The 25 Most Dangerous Cities In America
Business Insider ^ | May 23, 2011, 3:01 PM | Leah Goldman

Posted on 05/23/2011 3:21:40 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought

For the fifth year in a row, crime is down in the United States, according to FBI Statistics. The 2010 statistics show a 5.5% drop in violent crimes from last year's report.

But parts of the country are getting worse.

Flint, Michigan -- the most violent city in America -- saw a 10% increase in violent crime over last year, with 2,208 violent crimes per 100,000 people. Rust Belt neighbor Detroit was only slightly safer

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KEYWORDS: bestcities; crime; dangerouscities; worstcities
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I don't get it. All these cities have large Amish populations. These should all be on the most peaceful list.
1 posted on 05/23/2011 3:21:41 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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2 posted on 05/23/2011 3:28:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: School of Rational Thought

Words mean things. The work “Amish” means something.

It would be brave to use your real words.


3 posted on 05/23/2011 3:28:39 PM PDT by donna (Imagine...women who honor men enough not to tempt them.)
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To: School of Rational Thought

Such a list should include bastions of liberalism such as Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Baltimore, New Yoek City and Boston.


4 posted on 05/23/2011 3:29:38 PM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: scorchedearther

Oh, I forgot Philadelphia and New Orleans.


5 posted on 05/23/2011 3:30:45 PM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: School of Rational Thought

1. Flint, Michigan
2. Detroit, Michigan
3. St. Louis, Missouri


6 posted on 05/23/2011 3:31:52 PM PDT by Faith
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To: School of Rational Thought

Gary IN is not on the list ?

I guess everyone left.....


7 posted on 05/23/2011 3:34:08 PM PDT by Kimmers (Tell a lie often enough it becomes political........)
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To: School of Rational Thought
"I don't get it. All these cities have large Amish populations. These should all be on the most peaceful list."

Ha-ha. Sure they do. I was surprised to not see New Orleans in this group. I live about 25 miles away from NOLA and haven't ventured down there since I retired in '99. I never felt comfortable going there.

8 posted on 05/23/2011 3:34:13 PM PDT by davisfh (Islam is a mental illness with global social consequences)
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To: Faith

Liberal paradises, all.


9 posted on 05/23/2011 3:34:18 PM PDT by Noumenon ("One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: School of Rational Thought
The 2010 statistics show a 5.5% drop in violent crimes from last year's report.

I doubt the veracity of that number. Perhaps "violent crime" has been redefined (or underreported) to make the Usurper-in-Chief appear competent. That's the more likely narrative.

10 posted on 05/23/2011 3:35:20 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: scorchedearther

“Such a list should include bastions of liberalism such as Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Baltimore, New Yoek City and Boston.”
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It is not the political bent of a city, but the racial makeup.
Crime is in direct proportion to the percentage of blacks.

I grew up in Memphis, and it was a fine city when the w/b ratio was 60/40.
It is now w40/b60 and the city has gone to hell, as the blacks have taken over all of the government.

I read a year or two ago that Memphis is now number one
in murder.


11 posted on 05/23/2011 3:35:31 PM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: cripplecreek

my guess is Pennsylvania Dutch territory is probably 148,921 on the list


12 posted on 05/23/2011 3:41:14 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: nutmeg

CT ping
#4 New Haven
#14 Hartford

Surprised Bridgeport is not on this list.


13 posted on 05/23/2011 3:42:08 PM PDT by Betis70 (Bruins?)
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To: Faith; Windflier; GeronL

I’m rather surprised that neither Austin, Dallas nor Houston (Texas) were in the top 25. Although our state is Conservative, those three cities are in the death-grip of liberals. Even more amazing is that McAllen-Brownsville and/or El Paso weren’t included. Both of those cities are extremely liberal and overwhelmingly Messkin. The suburbs of Austin, Dallas and Houston are safe and home to a good number of Christian Conservatives (and quite a few FReepers, a couple of whom I’ve pinged).


14 posted on 05/23/2011 3:44:30 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex

bump


15 posted on 05/23/2011 3:45:43 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: School of Rational Thought
Yes, it is a major problem with a strong racial component. But the stronger component is this: lack of respect for marriage and intact families.

The breakdown in black marriage and family precedes that of other races. But don't think that whites will not be as impacted, or fall as low. As long as marriage and family is disrespected, as long adulterers are cheered and tolerated in high office and positions of respect, single moms celebrated, and utter perversions such as homosexual marriage welcomed, these problems will get worse. And worse among all races and ethic groups.

Use the right words! It is not the Amish, please spare them that infamy by association. It is fatherless black males.

suckerbet May 23, 2011 at 4:56PM

As A Black man who lives outside of Flint, I must say these comments are pretty much on target. Many but not all of the Black people in Flint either have given up or condone what is going on. You have a bunch of thugs most of them young Black men that have been raised mostly with no Male person in the household to show them what is actually normal. They were raised by Mothers who were either addicts, getting welfare, prostitutes, or all of the above. These hoods are the doing "all the were taught" ( or actually not taught at all) and all they know is how to cheat, lie, and steal. If anyone goes to the parent(s) of these thugs, that person is more likely than not to get serious threats or harm to them or their family. I think it must be noted that these idiots to not distinguish between color, they simply look for a chance to victimize someone. I still visit sometimes in Flint but its rare. Like I said these thugs do not care about anything, very much like a wild animals, that only know how to kill and the hell with anyone else

-- a post on Flint Mayor Dayne Walling: Most violent city in America 'terrible distinction'


16 posted on 05/23/2011 3:47:22 PM PDT by bvw
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To: re_nortex

Many of the cities that have been at the top of the high crime rate list, have changed the way crimes are reported, redefined terms, reclassified crimes. For instance they could separate out all violent crimes committed by juveniles. I’m not saying that any city did that, just an example of how they manipulate the statistics.


17 posted on 05/23/2011 3:47:42 PM PDT by Eva
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To: School of Rational Thought

I thought Bill Clintoon’s Midnight Basketball was supposed to cure the inner city crime rate? What, did someone steal all the basketballs.


18 posted on 05/23/2011 3:47:42 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: cripplecreek

No, it’s true. One day, a gang of them chased me through the streets of Flint. Fortunately, their horse-drawn buggies were no match for my Studebaker.


19 posted on 05/23/2011 3:49:13 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: AlexW

I, too, lived in Memphis in its glory days. I remember the first time I ever visited Memphis (coming from steel mill dusted Birmingham, AL)I felt like I was in some other world. The place was so clean. The lights so bright. The neighborhoods so at peace. I loved it.

When I finally moved there it was the same until Martin Luther King died and the decline started. Now Memphis “proper” is so bad that I wouldn’t let a pitbull run loose without a gun on its hip.

So sad...so sad. What I thought about the cities on this list and knowing other ones that some of us live in that we think are bad....I am wondering...MY GOD! How bad are they if they are worse than where I am now? Scary, scary times we live in.


20 posted on 05/23/2011 3:51:05 PM PDT by imfrmdixie (A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. Eisenhower)
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To: School of Rational Thought

All governed by the Democratic Party! Social Utopia! MMMM. MMMM.MMMM.


21 posted on 05/23/2011 3:53:19 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: School of Rational Thought

All governed by the Democratic Party! Social Utopia! MMMM. MMMM.MMMM.


22 posted on 05/23/2011 3:53:29 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: School of Rational Thought

All governed by the Democratic Party! Social Utopia! MMMM. MMMM.MMMM.


23 posted on 05/23/2011 3:53:29 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: re_nortex

If you think Dallas is bad, you need to get out more. I routinely walk in downtown Dallas at night. Not something I’d do in downtown St. Louis.


24 posted on 05/23/2011 3:54:38 PM PDT by Melas
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To: re_nortex

Yes, the liberals have control, but we have guns, which always discourages the predator class.


25 posted on 05/23/2011 3:54:50 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: imfrmdixie
I, too, lived in Memphis in its glory days. I remember the first time I ever visited Memphis (coming from steel mill dusted Birmingham, AL)I felt like I was in some other world. The place was so clean. The lights so bright. The neighborhoods so at peace. I loved it.

In national competition it [Memphis] has been acclaimed as the Cleanest City, the Safest City, and the Quietest City. — Forbes Travel Guide

I well remember when Memphis was among the finest cities in the nation. The traits of peacefulness and quiescent are, sadly, but memories in the Bluff City.

26 posted on 05/23/2011 3:57:31 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: imfrmdixie

“The place was so clean. The lights so bright. The neighborhoods so at peace. I loved it.”
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When I was a child, growing up in the 50s, my father
was a Main Street merchant.
Memphis was once rated as the cleanest city, and the quietest city in the USA.
It also had the top rated fire department in the country, and was home to the annual US firefighters convention.
When a city in the US wanted to order a new fire truck, all they had to write for specs was “like Memphis”.

The utilities, light/gas/water were all under one roof, and a model for the country.
I understand that the city has now been forced to sell each one to companies from outside the state.

As my brother says, It is all “Gone With the Wind”.


27 posted on 05/23/2011 3:59:41 PM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: School of Rational Thought
Lol, at the bottom of that article is a link that says Try one of these places instead... The 40 best cities on Earth, which lists Washington, DC 12th best. It's 15th on worst list. *Sigh*
28 posted on 05/23/2011 4:00:20 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: School of Rational Thought

I hate that miserable website.


29 posted on 05/23/2011 4:01:53 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: School of Rational Thought
Muslims ahead
30 posted on 05/23/2011 4:03:00 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 851 of our national holiday from reality. - OBL Dead? The TSA can go away!)
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To: Melas
If you think Dallas is bad, you need to get out more. I routinely walk in downtown Dallas at night. Not something I’d do in downtown St. Louis.

I'll grant you that but isn't it a shame that our basis of comparison has to be "[insert city] has it worse?"

On those few occasions when I've been in downtown Dallas, I see menacing groups of thug-looking types with hats turned sideways, wearing baggy pants and listening to "music" at a loud volume. That's hardly comforting to someone of my age (on the threshold of 70). They look like they're up to no good.

It's the price we pay for decades after decade of liberalism's so-called "social justice."

31 posted on 05/23/2011 4:03:48 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: School of Rational Thought

One big component of the drop in crime has to be the demographic change. The bulge of the baby boom has worked it’s way now past the 50+ demographic. On average, Americans are older than they were in the last few decades. With relatively fewer people in the 15-35 demo, there is less violent crime.

Add to that some other facts: There’s more guns in good hands. Welfare reform in the 90’s. More states with 3-strikes laws... It makes sense.


32 posted on 05/23/2011 4:05:49 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: imfrmdixie
I ran into the film crew for the Memphis Blues TV show filming in New Orleans.

They told me the show is filmed mostly in NOLA because it was way safer,cheaper , and much more fun.

Thanks to Katrina , we unloaded 325,000 plus worth of trouble and Dem votes elsewhere.

33 posted on 05/23/2011 4:07:50 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: scorchedearther
Oh, I forgot Philadelphia

Philly actually did make the list...

34 posted on 05/23/2011 4:08:20 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: scorchedearther
Oh, I forgot Philadelphia

Philly actually did make the list...

35 posted on 05/23/2011 4:08:33 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Eva

Another factor in these liberal bastions is the fact that liberals are soft on crime and criminals at the expense of the true victims of crime.

Liberals are also anti gun which are more frequently used for self defense and crime prevention.

Liberals are also noteworthy for legalization of drugs and other dangerous substances.

Liberals are also against the death penalty which in many ways creates deterrents to crime.

Liberal judges also give slap on the wrist sentences to career and hardcore criminals.


36 posted on 05/23/2011 4:09:30 PM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: School of Rational Thought

Lansing at 24? I’ve seen a LOT worse than Lansing, which is usually ranked middle of the pack. I understand Flint and Detroit, but Lansing’s not in that league. I’ve walked Lansing, alone, in the middle of the night without concern. In Flint or Detroit, I’d only do it with my gun.


37 posted on 05/23/2011 4:09:58 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I am not lead by any politician. I am my own leader.)
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To: scorchedearther

Give me a break! Did I miss Chicago? New Orleans?? Phoenix?

Just look at this link to cover a 7 day period ... use it at any time or date. New Orleans crime rate is one of CNN’s 10 most dangerous in the WORLD: http://www.nola.com/crime


38 posted on 05/23/2011 4:12:04 PM PDT by dmam2011
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To: ncalburt

I am upset that AMW may be cancelled.

If so I hope they can find another network.


39 posted on 05/23/2011 4:13:08 PM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: davisfh
I was surprised to not see New Orleans in this group.

No mystery here. The criminal element fled New Orleans after Katrina and haven't as yet returned.

40 posted on 05/23/2011 4:19:43 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: AlexW
It is not the political bent of a city, but the racial makeup. Crime is in direct proportion to the percentage of blacks.

Exactly right. For example, Madison WI had a murder rate of 1.7/100,000 making it a very safe city. It's black population is just under 7%.

source:city-data.com

41 posted on 05/23/2011 4:22:36 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: re_nortex
On those few occasions when I've been in downtown Dallas, I see menacing groups of thug-looking types with hats turned sideways, wearing baggy pants and listening to "music" at a loud volume. That's hardly comforting to someone of my age (on the threshold of 70). They look like they're up to no good.

That's more perception than anything. It's rarely the blinged out guys listening to loud music who are trouble. Most of them are actually pretty nice. Unfortunately that really is a problem for young people. Older folks tend to think they're up to no good even when they aren't.

It's when you find two or three in dark hoodies being quiet that you should worry and find the nearest refuge off the street. The guys wearing their distinctive hats, chains, jerseys, shoes etc, look wrong to a lot of older folks, even my age, but they're rarely any trouble.

42 posted on 05/23/2011 4:23:58 PM PDT by Melas
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To: scorchedearther

“”Such a list should include bastions of liberalism such as Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Baltimore, New Yoek City and Boston.””

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Why?

The list is for the most DANGEROUS cities.

Did ya notice the pattern of Midwestern and east coast cities?

#1 Flint, Mich.

#2 Detroit, Mich.

#3 St. Louis, Mo.

#4 New Haven, Conn.

#5 Memphis, Tenn.

#6 Oakland, Calif.

#7 Little Rock, Ark.

#8 Baltimore, Md.

#9 Rockford, Ill.

#10 Stockton, Calif

#11 Buffalo, N.Y.

#12 Springfield, Mass.

#13 Cleveland, Ohio

#14 Hartford, Conn.

#15 Washington, D.C.

#16 Springfield, Ill.

#17 Philadelphia, Pa.

#18 Lowell, Mass.

#19 Richmond, Calif.

#20 St. Petersburg, Fla.

#21 Nashville, Tenn.

#22Kansas City, Mo.

#23 Miami, Fla.

#24Lansing, Mich.

#25 Elizabeth, N.J.


43 posted on 05/23/2011 4:32:30 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: AlexW
Agree to an extent. I'd say percentage of poor urban blacks (Think of the infamous Chris Rock skit). There's tension in Southfield right now between the black middle class there and its neighbors to the south, Detroit.

Southfield

44 posted on 05/23/2011 4:32:56 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I am not lead by any politician. I am my own leader.)
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To: April Lexington

were they governed by the democratic party?


45 posted on 05/23/2011 4:35:39 PM PDT by Craftmore
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To: cripplecreek

This joke is being repeated too often.


46 posted on 05/23/2011 4:36:30 PM PDT by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: School of Rational Thought

To save folks some trouble from navigating the original article (from one of the worst web sites I have visited):

25 Elizabeth, NJ
24 Lansing, MI
23 Miami, FL
22 Kansas City, MO
21 Nashville, TN
20 St. Petersburg, FL
19 Richmond, CA
18 Lowell, MA
17 Philadelphia, PA
16 Springfield, IL
15 Washington, DC
14 Hartford, CT
13 Cleveland, OH
12 Springfield, MA
11 Buffalo, NY
10 Stockton, CA
9 Rockford, IL
8 Baltimore, MD
7 Little Rock, AR
6 Oakland, CA
5 Memphis, TN
4 New Haven, CT
3 St. Louis, MO
2 Detroit, MI
1 Flint, MI


47 posted on 05/23/2011 4:39:23 PM PDT by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: AlexW
It is not the political bent of a city, but the racial makeup. Crime is in direct proportion to the percentage of blacks.

The truth that dare not be told.

It's long past time to end all the PC ways to hide the truth.

48 posted on 05/23/2011 4:41:34 PM PDT by cayuga (The next Crusade will be a war of annihilation.)
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To: Betis70

When it comes down to it, with Father Panick village gone, Seaside Park all but abandoned - and the indigents moving up north (to Hartford areas), Bridgeport is cleaning it’s act up. Plus, the taxes are so high that rent on paid-off homes must start at $1000 a month just to cover town expenses.

No, I still wouldn’t move to Bridgeport - but have you seen Newington lately ? Or New Britain ? I will walk the streets of Bridgeport (Down by harbor yard, the docks, train station, even most of downtown) but I chamber a round when I get off the exits for Middletown, New Britain, Meriden, Bristol..

You bet. Places I couldn’t afford to live in before have become total Sh!tpits. And Naugatuck Valley proves that it’s not just a racial problem.


49 posted on 05/23/2011 4:42:38 PM PDT by Celerity
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To: Celerity
other than most are Blue States.

I would bet all have Democratic Mayors.

50 posted on 05/23/2011 4:47:18 PM PDT by scooby321
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