Jun 25 2012

Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the USA

Category: Best List | Best of | facts | new list | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 16:27

 The good news is that in the past decade violent crime has dropped according to most statistics. Unfortunately, we still have pockets in the USA that murder is still a regular occurrence.  These Top 10 most violent cities are typically in cities that have higher unemployment along with lower average income.  Half of the cities are home to some of the most popular NFL football teams which can be a bit concerning when attending a game.  So check out the top 10 most dangerous cities in America per capita according to 24/7 Wall Street’s FBI data review: 

Flint, Mich.
> Violent crimes per 1,000: 23.4
> Population: 102,357
> 2011 murders: 52


 2. Detroit, Mich.
> Violent crimes per 1,000: 21.4
> Population: 713,239
> 2011 murders: 344


 3. St. Louis, Mo.
> Violent crimes per 1,000: 18.6
> Population: 320,454
> 2011 murders: 113


4. Oakland, Calif.
> Violent crimes per 1,000: 16.8
> Population: 395,317
> 2011 murders: 104


5. Memphis, Tenn.
> Violent crimes per 1,000: 15.8
> Population: 652,725
> 2011 murders: 117


 6. Little Rock, Ark.
> Violent crimes per 1,000: 14.9
> Population: 194,988
> 2011 murders: 37


 7. Birmingham, Ala.
> Violent crimes per 1,000: 14.8
> Population: 213,258
> 2011 murders: 54


 8. Atlanta, Ga.
> Violent crimes per 1,000: 14.3
> Population: 425,533
> 2011 murders: 88


9. Baltimore, Md.
> Violent crimes per 1,000: 14.2
> Population: 626,848
> 2011 murders: 196


10. Stockton, Calif.
> Violent crimes per 1,000: 14.1
> Population: 295,136
> 2011 murders: 58


 


Full article by 24/7 Wall Street 

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May 31 2011

Top 10 Most Violent Cities in the United States

Category: Best List | Best of | new list | top 10 listsThe List Ninja @ 02:25

According to recent FBI statistics, violent crime is down compared to recent years but certain cities continue to remain in the list of Top 10 most violent urban areas.  Most of the troubled cities are in the northeast and struggle with poverty and a high cost of living.  Many will be surprised that our nation’s capital, Washington DC did not make the list.  The FBI ranks the cities based on violent crimes per 1000 people.

Here are the Top 10 most violent cities per capita:

1.     Flint, Michigan (Violent crime per 1,000: 22)

2.     Detroit, Michigan  (18.9)

3.     St. Louis, Missouri  (17.5)

4.     New Haven , Connecticut (15.8)

5.     Memphis, Tennessee (15.4)

6.     Oakland, California (15.3)

7.     Little Rock, Arkansas (15.2)

8.     Baltimore, Maryland (14.6)

9.     Rockford, Illinois (14.5)

10.           Stockton, California (13.8)

Which city on this top 10 list is the most appealing to you?

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