Monday, November 22, 2004

Most Dangerous Cities in America

Morgan Quitno Corp released their "Most Dangerous Cities" list. Detroit fell one spot from 1st to 2nd. Camden, NJ overtook Detroit for the coveted spot. The rankings look at the rate for six crime categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and auto theft. It compares 350 cities with populations of 75,000 or more that reported crime data to the FBI.

Most Dangerous Cities, 2004

1. Camden, NJ
2. Detroit, MI
3. Atlanta, GA
4. St. Louis, MO
5. Gary, IN
6. Washington DC

Least Dangerous Cities, 2004

1. Newton, MA
2. Brick Township, NJ
3. Amherst, NY
4. Mission Viejo, CA
5. Clarkstown, NY

If metro areas are considered rather than cities proper, Detroit reclaims its crown. Also, the St. Louis police failed to report to the FBI more than 5,000 crimes last year; with these figures included, St. Louis overtakes Atlanta for the number 3 spot.

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