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megimoo
09-19-2011, 09:45 PM
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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#1 Flint, Mich.
Flint had 2,208 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
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#2 Detroit, Mich.
Detroit had 1,887 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
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#3 St. Louis, Mo.
St. Louis had 1,747 violent crimes per 100,000 people
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#4 New Haven, Conn.
New Haven had 1,584 violent crimes per 100,000 people
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#5 Memphis, Tenn.
Memphis had 1,542 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
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#6 Oakland, Calif.
Oakland had 1,530 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
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#7 Little Rock, Ark.
Little Rock had 1,523 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
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#8 Baltimore, Md.
Baltimore had 1,456 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
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#9 Rockford, Ill.
Rockford had 1,455 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
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#10 Stockton, Calif
Stockton had 1,381 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
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http://www.businessinsider.com/most-dangerous-cities-2011-9?op=1

megimoo
09-19-2011, 09:54 PM
Best Places to Live......And the winners are...

These terrific small cities -- even now -- boast plenty of jobs, great schools, safe streets, low crime, lots to do, charm, and other features that make a town great for raising a family.

Eden Prairie, MN
Columbia/Ellicott City, MD
Newton, MA
Bellevue, WA
McKinney, TX
See the top 100 Fort Collins, CO
Overland Park, KS
Fishers, IN
Ames, IA
Rogers, AR

Hawkgirl
09-19-2011, 10:28 PM
New Haven, CN?? Surprised...it houses Yale University.

noonwitch
09-20-2011, 08:40 AM
Flint beats us every year. It's a small, very intense version of Detroit. Having the serial killer last year (the arab guy from Israel who stabbed men) probably didn't help them much, because it's a small city.

megimoo
09-20-2011, 08:58 AM
Flint beats us every year. It's a small, very intense version of Detroit. Having the serial killer last year (the arab guy from Israel who stabbed men) probably didn't help them much, because it's a small city.
Sounds like you're sad not to be the beast ? Perhaps you could put an add in the Chicago papers for a few serial killers and a cannibal or two to up your status ?

noonwitch
09-20-2011, 12:36 PM
Sounds like you're sad not to be the beast ? Perhaps you could put an add in the Chicago papers for a few serial killers and a cannibal or two to up your status ?


We might have a better claim to fame this year, if the Tigers and Lions keep on winning. Not that I'm counting on the Lions, but the men around here are happy so far this fall.


We were the #1 violent city for so long, it's hard to concede.

Novaheart
09-20-2011, 12:38 PM
Best Places to Live......And the winners are...

These terrific small cities -- even now -- boast plenty of jobs, great schools, safe streets, low crime, lots to do, charm, and other features that make a town great for raising a family.

Eden Prairie, MN
Columbia/Ellicott City, MD
Newton, MA
Bellevue, WA
McKinney, TX
See the top 100 Fort Collins, CO
Overland Park, KS
Fishers, IN
Ames, IA
Rogers, AR

Most of these places fail on weather alone.

Columbia Maryland? Get serious. Maybe 30 years ago, but not now.