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The most dangerous cities in America, 2013 (Flint #1)
Yahoo/24-7wallst.com ^ | 6-18-2013 | Samuel Weigley, Alexander E. M. Hess and Michael B. Sauter

Posted on 06/20/2013 9:27:55 AM PDT by Darren McCarty

After falling for five consecutive years, the number of violent crimes across the United States rose by 1.2% in 2012. Based on data published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the increase was even greater in some of America’s largest cities. In 2012, for the third year in a row, Flint, Michigan had the highest violent crime rate in the country.

According to the FBI, violent crime includes murder, nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. In some cases, the cities with the highest violent crime rate, including Flint and Oakland, had high rates in all four categories. However, most of the most violent cities tend to do very poorly only in a few categories.

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1. Flint, Mich.
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 2,729.5
> Population: 101,632
> 2012 murders: 63
> Poverty rate: 40.6%
> Percentage of adults with high school degree: 82.9%

With a staggering 2,729.5 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, no city had a higher violent crime rate than Flint. The city of just 101,632 people had 63 total murders and 1,930 aggravated assaults, both the highest relative to the city’s population. Flint also had nationwide highs in burglary rates and arson per 100,000 people. The sheriff of Genesee County, where Flint is located, proposed a plan to create a violent crime mobile response unit that would cost $3 million. However, Governor Rick Snyder rejected the plan because he believed resources would be better “integrated into the ongoing efforts to make Flint safer.” Like Detroit, Flint has suffered economically in recent years. The median household income was just $23,380 in 2011, the second-lowest of all 555 cities measured by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: crime; flint; michigan
The 5 are; 1. Flint
2. Detroit
3. Oakland
4. St Louis
5. Memphis

All of these are democrat strongholds.

1 posted on 06/20/2013 9:27:55 AM PDT by Darren McCarty
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To: Darren McCarty
All of these are democrat strongholds.

Obviously. Anarchy is their implied goal.

2 posted on 06/20/2013 9:34:19 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Darren McCarty

> The 5 are; 1. Flint
2. Detroit
3. Oakland
4. St Louis
5. Memphis

I wonder what the demographics are in those cities?.../s


3 posted on 06/20/2013 9:35:41 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Darren McCarty

I guess that’s why 40,000 people have bailed since I lived there 20 years ago.


4 posted on 06/20/2013 9:38:18 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Darren McCarty
The 5 are; 1. Flint 2. Detroit 3. Oakland 4. St Louis 5. Memphis All of these are democrat strongholds.

Those cities all also have large black populations, and those black populations are responsible for the overwhelming majority of each city's violent crime.

5 posted on 06/20/2013 9:39:27 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

But probably only due to profiliing by the local LEOs, right? (/s)


6 posted on 06/20/2013 9:40:56 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Bawlmer, Merlin, still ‘keepin’ it real’...LOL

9. Baltimore, Md.
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 1,405.7
> Population: 625,474
> 2012 murders: 219
> Poverty rate: 25.1%
> Pct. of adults with high school degree: 80.5%

There were 219 murders in Baltimore in 2012, more than all but five other major cities both in absolute terms and per capita.
In addition, the city’s robbery rate of 576.4 cases per 100,000 people was the ninth highest in the country.

Despite remaining one of the most violent cities, city officials noted that crime rates have been declining.

While the total number of murders increased, total gun crime fell by 6% compared to 2011, according to the Baltimore Police Department.

In addition, the city’s property crime rate of 4,660.3 cases per 100,000 residents was lower than any of the top cities for violent crime.

Their king, Martin O’Malice is eying the White Hut.

Say your prayers.


7 posted on 06/20/2013 9:43:43 AM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Darren McCarty
The 5 are;

1. Flint 2. Detroit 3. Oakland 4. St Louis 5. Memphis

All of these are democrat strongholds.

All democrat cities - that means the MSM will ignore this story or find a way to blame the crimes on Republicans...

8 posted on 06/20/2013 10:01:44 AM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger, the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Those cities all also have large black populations, and those black populations are responsible for the overwhelming majority of each city's violent crime.

And that is the inconvenient truth that liberals will not touch with a 10 foot pole. They'll blame discrimination. They'll blame poverty. They'll blame slavery and they'll blame Whitey. What they won't do is face the truth which doesn't make it any less true.
9 posted on 06/20/2013 10:01:56 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: Darren McCarty
The 5 are;

1. Flint 2. Detroit 3. Oakland 4. St Louis 5. Memphis

All of these are democrat strongholds.

All democrat cities - that means the MSM will ignore this story or find a way to blame the crimes on Republicans...

AND I think the FBI is lying about the statistics...

10 posted on 06/20/2013 10:02:33 AM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger, the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: Darren McCarty

I thought Chicago would be in the top 5????


11 posted on 06/20/2013 10:02:44 AM PDT by 1217Chic
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To: Salamander
Despite remaining one of the most violent cities, city officials noted that crime rates have been declining. While the total number of murders increased, total gun crime fell by 6% compared to 2011, according to the Baltimore Police Department.

It's hard to lie about the number of murders in a city... but easy to lie about the number of 'gun crimes'.

12 posted on 06/20/2013 10:06:18 AM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger, the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: 1217Chic

Chicago leads for overall number of murders, but not per capita.


13 posted on 06/20/2013 10:08:37 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

The funny thing is the picture on the site is of a nice clean white neighborhood


14 posted on 06/20/2013 10:11:33 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Darren McCarty

These stats will continue to trend upward, as long as Political Correctness remains the operating system of American thought.


15 posted on 06/20/2013 10:11:42 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Darren McCarty

Let’s talk about the Elephant in the room. Crack, violence, laziness, broken homes and Democrats go hand and hand.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 10:13:22 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: Darren McCarty
One could say Hurricane Katrina really really swept out the trash in New Orleans.

Where is Chicago & Atlanta?

17 posted on 06/20/2013 10:29:36 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Darren McCarty

Amazed that Chicago’s not in there somewhere.


18 posted on 06/20/2013 10:32:05 AM PDT by wdk535
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To: Darren McCarty

The rest of the cities are:
6. Stockton, CA
7. Birmingham, AL
8. New Haven, CT
9. Baltimore, MD
10. Cleveland, OH

Makes me wonder where Chicago, IL, Milwaukee, WI, and Houston, TX are? It must be something about the way crime stats are reported.


19 posted on 06/20/2013 10:55:07 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

No wonder the Cleveland Indians had to slash ticket and concession prices to get people into the ballpark.


20 posted on 06/20/2013 11:03:44 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Darren McCarty

The citizens in 23 states honor the Second Amendment and have either open or concealed carry.

80% of the violent crimes occur in the other 27.

If there’s a message there, obama and biden missed it.

Or did they??


21 posted on 06/20/2013 11:22:14 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (There's room under my bus for BOTH Holder and obozo!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Makes me wonder where Chicago, IL, Milwaukee, WI, and Houston, TX are? It must be something about the way crime stats are reported.”

Some statistics count the whole metro area, others just the city limits.

Atlanta’s population within the city limits has ranged between 400K and 500K since as far back as 1960.

Include the inner suburbs and that number has risen from 800K to 1.5M since 1960.

Add the “Urbanized area (area of continuous development” and that has increase from an additional 330K to 2.6M, giving a total of over 4 Million.

Crimes per 100K, based on City Limits, are horrendous. If you switch to the “Urbanized Area”, the rate drops considerably.

Guess which one the City Fathers want to use?

http://www.demographia.com/db-atl1960.htm


22 posted on 06/20/2013 11:30:23 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Darren McCarty

Congrats to Flint and Detroit! Isn’t progressive municipal governance great?


23 posted on 06/20/2013 11:32:35 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Bad as they are, I can't help but wonder how the stats break down in Detroit and Flint in regards to justified shootings. Both are open carry cities and its hard to get a true breakdown. I know Detroit has a justifiable homicide rate some 2200% higher than the national average. Think about it, a Boston Bomber is being listed as a shooting victim.

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Michigan legislative action thread
24 posted on 06/20/2013 2:05:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks cripplecreek, and good points.


25 posted on 06/20/2013 7:11:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Turns out that Bloomberg’s group has named several murderers killed by police as victims of gun violence.


26 posted on 06/20/2013 7:15:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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