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.
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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...
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