• FBI Lists Top 20 Most Dangerous Cities In America In 2012

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    Thursday, the FBI released their list of the top 25 most dangerous cities in America; the most recent report reveals that overall crime is down across the United States and is currently at a five-year low.

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    2010 Detroit And Flint In Top 5 Most Dangerous U.S. Cities

    Each year, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) compiles the data collection of crime in the US, which includes violent crimes, rapes and robberies. The report only includes cities that have at least 100,000 residents.

    A violent crime is described as “murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault” according to the FBI.

    This year Flint, Michigan topped the list with 2,337 violent crimes per 100,000 people; 83 forcible rapes were reported per 100,000 people in Flint over the last year.

    Detroit, Michigan came in second place on the list of the most dangerous cities in America with 2,137 violent crimes per 100,000 people, and 48.2 murders per 100,000 people took place over the last year in Detroit.

    Saint Louis, Missouri came in third place with 1,857 violent crimes per 100,000 people, and 58.7 forcible rapes per 100,000 people.

    Oakland, California was in fourth place with 1,683 violent crimes per 100,000 people, and 26.3 murders per 100,000 people over the last year.

    Memphis, Tennessee was in fifth place with 1,584 violent crimes per 100,000 people, and 61 forcible rapes per 100,000 people.

    The rest of the list of the most dangerous cities in 2012:

    6. Little Rock, Arkansas – 1,490 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    7. Birmingham, Alabama – 1,483 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    8. Atlanta, Georgia – 1,433 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    9. Baltimore, Maryland – 1,417 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    10. Stockton, California – 1,408 violent crimes per 100,000 people
    11. Rockford, Illinois – 1,373 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    12. Cleveland, Ohio – 1,366 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    13. New Haven, Connecticut – 1,344 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    14. Hartford, Conecticut – 1,311 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    15. Buffalo, New York – 1,238 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    16. Kansas City, Missouri – 1,200 violent crimes per 100,000.
    17. Miami, Florida – 1,198 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    18. Philadelphia, Pennsyvania– 1,193 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    19. Nashville, Tennesse – 1,181 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    20. Newark, New Jersey – 1,166 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    21. Washington, D.C. – 1,130 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    22. Indianapolis, Indiana – 1,101 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    23. Springfield, Illinois – 1,096 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    24. Orlando, Florida – 1,073 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
    25. Baton Rouge, Louisiana – 1,066 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

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