Most Dangerous U.S. Cities for 2012

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  1. Highlander

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    The annual list just came out...not many surprises here...

    Most Dangerous Cities: Flint, Michigan Ranks As The Deadliest


    Compiled annually by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the list examines violent crime in cities all across America. However, for the “most dangerous” list, only areas with over 100,000 residents were considered. Once all of the data had been properly examined, Flint, Michigan emerged as the city that’s the most hazardous to the health of its residents.

    Business Insider, the website responsible for compiling the list, states that over 2,300 violent crimes were reported in 2011. To make matters worse, over 83 forcible rapes were reported to police. Keep in mind that these statistics only take into account those crimes which were filed with local authorities.

    Following close behind Flint was Detroit, Michigan, which experienced over 2,100 violent crimes in 2011. In that year alone authorities were forced to contend with 48 murders. Comparatively, the national average for homicides per 100,000 people is 4.7 per year.

    Rounding out the top five most dangerous cities in the United States were St. Louis, Missouri (1,857 violent crimes), Oakland, California (1,683 violent crimes), and Memphis, Tennessee (1,584 violent crimes). These three locations also reported a high number of rapes and murders during 2011.

    For the record, the FBI defines violent crime as non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and, of course, murder.

    A list of the most dangerous cities in the United States:

    1. Flint, Michigan – 2,337 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    2. Detroit, Michigan – 2,137 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    3. St. Louis, Missouri – 1,857 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    4. Oakland, California – 1,683 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    5. Memphis, Tennesse – 1,584 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    6. Little Rock, Arkansas – 1,490 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    7. Birmingham, Alabama – 1,483 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    8. Atlanta, Georgia – 1,433 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    9. Baltimore, Maryland – 1,417 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    10. Stockton, California – 1,408 violent crimes per 100,000 people
    11. Rockford, Illinois – 1,373 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    12. Cleveland, Ohio – 1,366 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    13. New Haven, Connecticut – 1,344 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    14. Hartford, Conecticut – 1,311 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    15. Buffalo, New York – 1,238 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    16. Kansas City, Missouri – 1,200 violent crimes per 100,000.
    17. Miami, Florida – 1,198 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    18. Philadelphia, Pennsyvania – 1,193 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    19. Nashville, Tennesse – 1,181 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    20. Newark, New Jersey – 1,166 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    21. Washington, D.C. – 1,130 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    22. Indianapolis, Indiana – 1,101 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    23. Springfield, Illinois – 1,096 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    24. Orlando, Florida – 1,073 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    25. Baton Rouge, Louisiana – 1,066 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


    http://www.inquisitr.com/386174/most-dangerous-cities-flint-michigan-ranks-as-the-deadliest/

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    Too bad about Kansas City being on this list. It was a wonderful place in the 70's and early 80's (and I'm sure before that, too). Second in the world only to Paris, France in number of fountains. Nice, large old homes with old world charm and the subtle smell of KC BBQ wafting through the air. But I guess there'd be no Overland Park, KS if weren't for all of the crime in KC proper.

    Springfield, IL seems like an oddity, too, considering it's geographic location. But then again, the whole state of Illinois, except for maybe a few small pockets, is pretty much a hell-hole now anyway.

    D.C. used to be higher on this list, often at the top. I'm guessing gentrification has probably helped them out quite a bit there.

    Stockton, CA on here too, now. That place hasn't been the same since the Barkley's lived there oh so long ago. ;)

    Surprised to not see Camden, NJ, or "Chocolate City" (New Orleans, LA) on it, which shows you how bad these other cities must be now.

    Also, note that all of these cities, except for Stockton and Oakland, are east of the Missouri river.


    EDIT: I noticed Chicago is not on this list. I find that very hard to believe. I'm sure Rahm had something to do with that.
     
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  2. whiteathlete33

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    Camden, NJ has a population of 77,000 so it wasn't eligible for the list but I'm sure it would easily surpass Flint Michigan. It makes Detroit look like Beverly Hills.
     
  3. Highlander

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    Good catch. I'm sure you're right about that. I thought Camden had a few hundred thousand people in it. What a hell-hole.
     
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    Nope. I have never seen anything even remotely close to as bad as Camden. I believe it's the poorest city in America as well. Lately I've been reading a lot of news stories of negro and Hispanics smoking PCP and commiting murders.
     
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    Wow AC and Vegas didn't make this list. Filthadelphia too, how bad are these other cities....:rip:
     
  6. davidholly

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    Camden's violent crime rate is 2,773 per 100,000 people. It's murder rate is 60 per 100,000 people.
     
  7. Highlander

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    Actually, they are ranked 18th on this list.
     
  8. Riddlewire

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    East St. Louis is the most dangerous city in the U.S., and it's not even close.

    102 murders per 100k
    251 rapes per 100k
    5,847 assaults per 100k
    10,358 total theft cases per 100k

    Those are only the 2007 stats. It has gotten worse since Obama took over.
     
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    Funny. I thought of East St. Louis too. I drove around there once and it freaked me out, and I'm from Detroit. Newark and Camden are bad, as is Flint and Detroit of course, but East St. Louis may be the worst. Springfield and Rockford?? I thought those were small cities.
     
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    Ah yes, the wonders of diversity and the "sparking wiggles". :dodgy:
     
  11. davidholly

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    The crime rate has actually gone down recently, which isn't saying much...

    6,006 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    4,708 assaults per 100,000 people.
    191 rapes per 100,000 people.
    92 murders per 100,000 people.

    I'd imagine the crime rate is actually much higher than both of ours stats show, blacks don't like talking to the cops and a city that's >95% black is going to have a lot of unreported crime.
     
  12. whiteathlete33

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    Camden has lost it's police force due to budget constraints and is going to be patrolled by a metro police office. It's the most dangerous city in America. Trust me.
     

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