Most Dangerous City in the US Is...
...St. Louis, with 2,070 violent crimes per 100K residents
By ClickItOrTicket, Newser User
Posted Nov 21, 2010 6:45 PM CST
Promoted on Newser Nov 21, 2010 9:32 PM CST
The depressed section of Interstate 70 passes in front of the Gateway Arch and the grounds of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – St. Louis was named the most dangerous city in the United States, edging out last year's top-ranked city, Camden, NJ, according to a new study released today. The crime rates were calculated using FBI statistics in six categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft. According to the study, published by CQ Press, St. Louis experienced 2,070.1 violent crimes per 100,000 residents in 2009. Rounding out the top five were Detroit and Flint, Mich., and Oakland, Calif. Click here to see the full results.

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noassemblyreqrd
Nov 22, 2010 9:00 PM CST
If these rankings are valid, then the true story is that New York City ranked #269 (just below places such as Lincoln, NE; Sioux Falls, SD; and Irving, TX) and Los Angeles ranked # 159 (just below places such as Seattle, WA; Worchester, MA; and Roanoke, VA). I seriously question the validity of these rankings.
WyattPower
Nov 22, 2010 7:39 AM CST
Are facts racist? According to the FBI and the DOJ's Bureau of Justice Statistics website: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov / for every category of violent crime and larceny, from murder, rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault, to pocket picking, purse snatching, burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft, non-Whites are far more likely to commit crimes than Whites. Data is available up to 2007, and is fully searchable by race and ethnic origin, and includes data in both perpetrators and victims.
winterfairy
Nov 22, 2010 7:27 AM CST
st. Louis only beat out Detroit because people there hardly ever report a crime. they are just too afraid.