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10 US Cities Most Dangerous for Women
Saginaw, Michigan, and Anchorage, Alaska top Forbes' list
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2012 3:46 PM CDT
Forbes has amassed a list of cities dangerous for women.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Rape statistics are notoriously unreliable, so Forbes has analyzed a wider swath of FBI crime data to create a list of America's most dangerous cities for women. Add robbery and aggravated assault statistics to forcible rape, and you get:

  1. Saginaw, Michigan: 90 miles from Detroit, Saginaw has 76 rapes for every 100,000 people in the metro area. The city's shockingly high instance of nonsexual violent crimes (870 per 100,000) puts Saginaw at the top of the list.

  1. Anchorage, Alaska: More than 37% of Alaskan women say they've suffered sexual assault, according to a 2011 survey. In Anchorage, the rape rate is 85 per 100,000; the violent crime rate, 812 per 100,000.
  2. Fairbanks, Alaska: This city has fewer violent crimes per 100,000 (193) than Anchorage, but a staggeringly high rape rate, topping both Anchorage and Saginaw: 193.
  3. Springfield, Illinois: The state has made strides in reducing crimes against women, with more than 33 round-the-clock crisis centers, but Springfield's numbers remain high: 70 rapes and 855 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.
See the full list here.

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May 4, 2012 7:09 AM CDT
WTF?! Where is this sexist crap coming from?! What about most dangerious cities for men? Let's report that eh?
Apr 30, 2012 6:28 AM CDT
If Sarah Palin is looking to do some good somewhere, she can start in her own back yard.
Apr 29, 2012 8:50 PM CDT
Of course, rape is a difficult statistic to measure due to how often it goes unreported.