Skip to comments.The New Most Dangerous Cities In America (Drum Roll... Here are your top 25)
Posted on 09/19/2011 2:36:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
For the fifth year in a row, crime is down in the United States, according to the FBI. The 2010 final statistics released today show a 6.0% drop in violent crimes from last year's report -- better than the 5.5% announced in the preliminary findings in May.
Violent crime is down 13.2% from 2006 and 13.4% from 2001.
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.
The cities on this list are ranked by violent crimes, including murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, per 100,000 people.
CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE LIST (with pictures)
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
Note to self: Don’t move to any city named Springfield.
Hurricane Katrina washed away New Orleans crime rates it seems.
As a former Flint area resident I am sad to see them topping the list. It’s a beautiful part of the country with some very nice people, despite their pig-headed ignorance on economics.
Lansing made the list too. Actually Michigan has a lot of cities in the 50-100,000 population range that have rather serious problems with violent crime.
No. It just relocated those who committed them.
#25 Elizabeth, N.J.
WHOA!! Worse than Camden, Plainfield, and a dozen other NJ places? I guess they’ve depopulated due to...well, crime!
Also on the list: New Haven CT? Holy cow. I was familiar with Connecticut (Hartford and New Haven) in the ‘70s. To think New Haven and Elizabeth are worse than Camden...I just can’t get my mind around that.
Flint had the serial slasher last year. If I recall he was a Palestinian.
I’m just guessing but it seems like he stabbed at least 7 people in Flint and a few more in other states.
surprised my home town of Phx, AZ is not on the list. we were told if we allowed un-permitted CCW that blood would flow in the streets and it would be a return to the wild west. maybe they were right and we did return to the wild west and maybe the wild west wasn’t as lawless as it was cracked up to be.
I wonder how many of these cities are run by dems vs rep
How droll. If you take their advice and “try one of these cities instead” referring to their list of the 40 best cities in the world, you might still wind up in Miami or Washington D.C.—along with a bunch of cities you wouldn’t catch me dead visiting.
Its why I don’t go to town much.
Actually, Brooklyn Mi seems to be experiencing a violent crime wave these days and that’s a city of only around 5000 people. However they tend to be crimes committed by people who know their victims. Usually drugs and or alcohol are involved.
#17 Philadelphia, Pa.
I have a recurrent fantasy that Philadelphia is declared morally radioactive and everybody has to relocate. Other hypercities with cooties include: LA, San Francisco, DC, Chicago.
Aside from Memphrica, none are in the South (Florida is NOT the South).
Ok, list is ridiculous. When they list Joburg, SA as a good city, they are morons. Unless they were talking about a different “best city”.
Unfortunately, Nashville also made the list.
That's why I got out. The reason.
Five break-ins (one while I was home asleep), gunshots outside my living room on the sidewalk, and a man shot and killed through his car window next to me at a stop sign. That one was the clincher.
It's a shame. Downtown Buffalo is nicer than it's been in my lifetime, but the rest of the city is crumbling to dust around it.
#11 Buffalo, N.Y.
I’m shocked St Pete florida is number 22......I’m sure it would have been in the top 10.....
South St Pete is a hellhole.... I was a district mgr for company for four years that covered that area.......fortunately I look rather intimidating and even the brothers didn’t really want to test me.....good for them ‘cause they would been eating some .40 cal hollow points...
My biggest problem was the hookers....nasty and diseased crackheads were fearless in soliciting you..and they would get really pissed when you blow them off...
Just out of curiosity I took a look at today’s local news for an idea of how my county is doing and found a front page story that says crime was down 13% last year. However the lead story today was about a man who stabbed a woman and barricaded himself in a home. (Down in the hood)
Are any of Eric Holder’s PEOPLE involved in these figures?
I will say that Downtown Memphis at night is extremely safe, and that most violent crimes are black on black.
Crime is “down” only because security is UP . . . WAY UP
oops missed that.
Something like 95% are Democratic cities.
Don’t they have the races there?
New Haven,Connecticut is a democrat one party disaster.I happen to work their.Other than that I stay the he’ll away from there.
Let the dem’s drown in their cesspool.
I did not see any of our Texas cities on the list. Wonder why?
MIS is just outside Brooklyn. In fact, I doubt Brooklyn would have more than 1000 people if it weren’t for the track right there.
Correlation is not causation, of course, but it sure looks like there are above average Amish populations in every one of those cities. And heavily Hispanic Southern California didn’t earn a single Top 25 listing.
Slim pickin’s in Deetroit, so da boyz are headed to Flint to continue their lifestyles.....
I thought about that....”they were female hookers just for clarity
It was hard to tel the difference sometimes between the girls and the wannabe girls
Saw some really weird stuff down there....
West of the Mississippi is OK save for the usual CA suspects. Noticed no cities in our second largest state (by population). Denver, PHX, PDX, SEA all OK.
I know people in brooklyn
I didn’t know the city was having a problem
Yeah; that one would get me outa town, too.....
Yes, New Haven (#4), Hartford (#14) and Springfield (#12) are dangerous liberal dumps. I have a buddy who is a utility worker...he is not allowed to work anywhere in Hartford without a police escort.
What do they have in common? Democrats run for mayor or city council, frequently unopposed, and win easily. They are not accountable.
Why is NYC NOT on the list? The mayor of NYC is just as likely to be a republican as a democrat. The mayor is accountable. And kudos to Rudy - NYC still feels the good policies that he enacted years ago.
I don’t know if I’d call it a problem. Most of the crimes appear to domestic fights. A few months back a guy was arrested after chasing the police around the yard with a chainsaw.
All run by democrats?
Downtown does look better but the schools are a zoo and the cops are useless. Thanks anyway city life.
Williamsville NY is now home.
You know how it is. We keep the crime rate up in Michigan cities to keep the riff raff out of the state and we all live in the sticks.
>>I have a buddy who is a utility worker...he is not allowed to work anywhere in Hartford without a police escort.
Wow, that is pretty scary. Glad I don’t work in Hartford, and since the Whalers left, I find almost no reason to go there anymore.
There is a link at the bottom of the article to the ‘40 Best Cities in the World’
On both lists:
Washington DC (12th best in world, 15th most dangerous in US)
Miami (30th best in world, 23rd most dangerous)
BTW, don’t know if you saw this thread I posted the other day. Kid Rock does more economic good for Michigan by making a music video here than that over expensive pure Michigan campaign.
New Haven, CT, a whole town full of Jail graduates.
My bet is that all of these cities have had decades of Democrat leadership and a heavy union presence in their police departments.
You can find crime and demographic data for most US cities at http://city-data.com and http://epodunk.com
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