The 25 Most Dangerous Cities In America
Wall of Shame Distinction
Anmargaret Warner, Erin Fuchs & Gus Lubin Jun 13, 2013
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(Editorial Note: Oddly enough all of these cities have one thing in common. Can you guess what it is, boys and girls?
If you said ‘Majority black’ population demographic,you’d be correct.
Competition was fierce for the top 10 Most Dangerous, but with some initiative, liquor stores and gang bangin, ie less talk, more shooting, Cincinnati can crack the top 10 next year. Dont it make you prouder n chit, Hamilton County Residents?
Above was a Scene from Cincinnati Riots, Black Folk exercising their constitutional legal rights n chit.
A chain-locked gate surrounds an abandoned industrial complex in Flint, Mich.
Violent crime rose in the U.S. in 2012 for the first time in six years, according to preliminary crime data released by the FBI.
Business Insider analyzed the report to determine the cities with the most violent crime per capita. In the three years we have published this ranking, many cities have repeatedly made the list.
From the decaying Rust Belt, Flint, Mich. emerged as the most dangerous city in 2012, 2011, and 2010, according to our analysis.
Detroit, Mich.; Oakland, Calif.; and St. Louis, Mo. were also consistently among the most dangerous cities.
To improve our ranking and understand its limitations, we consulted several experts.
Our preliminary 2012 ranking includes all cities with a population over 100,000. We compared the cities’ rates of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, and robbery against 2011 national averages, with the percent deviations averaged to determine overall ranking for violent crime. We did not count aggravated assault due to inconsistent reporting of this crime.
We have included a brief discussion of crime in each city and will add to it any useful insight or responses shared in the comment section or by email.
In Bridgeport, Conn., which was number four on our list, the high number of rapes were artificially inflated by two individuals charged with 250 counts of rape for sexually abusing a child they knew. We have included a statement from the city’s police chief in that slide.
Now with no further ado…
19. Dayton, Ohio
17 murders per 100,000 people
79 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
445 robberies per 100,000 people
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in Dayton has identified roughly 1,000 members in 80 gangs. Until an initiative to reduce gun violence began in 2008, a third of the homicides in Dayton were connected to gang activity.
Data provided by the FBI’s preliminary 2012 unified crime report. The cities’ murder (including nonnegligent manslaughter), rape, and robbery rates were compared against 2011 national averages, with the percent deviations averaged to determine overall ranking for violent crime.
16. Cincinnati, Ohio
16 murders per 100,000 people
63 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
582 robberies per 100,000 people
Cincinnati police have been focusing on gun seizures to reduce homicides and gang-related violence.
Data provided by the FBI’s preliminary 2012 unified crime report. The cities’ murder (including nonnegligent manslaughter), rape, and robbery rates were compared against 2011 national averages, with the percent deviations averaged to determine overall ranking for violent crime.’
1. Flint, Mi
2. Detroit, Mi
3. Oakland, CA
4. Bridgeport, CT
5. New Orleans, LA
6. Cleveland, OH
7. St Louis, MO
8. Jackson, MS
9. Baltimore, MD
10. Newark, NJ