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Old 05-24-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Default Top 25 Cities By Violent Crime Rate, FBI data released this week

Top 25 Cities, Violent Crime Rate per 100,000 residents, 2010
1 Flint, MI 2,208
2 Detroit, MI 1,887
3 St Louis, MO 1,747
4 New Haven, CT 1,584
5 Memphis, TN 1,539
6 Oakland, CA 1,530
7 Little Rock,AR 1,522
8 Baltimore, MD 1,455
9 Rockford, IL 1,453
10 Stockton, CA 1,381
11 Buffalo, NY 1,357
12 Springfield, MA 1,354
13 Cleveland, OH 1,296
14 Hartford, CT 1,293
15 Washington, DC 1,241
16 Springfield, IL 1,237
17 Philadelphia. PA 1,189
18 Lowell, MA 1,156
19 Richmond, CA 1,134
20 St Petersburg, FL 1,132
21 Nashville, TN 1,128
22 Kansas City, MO 1,126
23 Miami, FL 1,108
24 Lansing, MI 1,101
25 Elizabeth, NJ 1,100

The Most Dangerous Cities In America

By the way, violent crime is down across the nation including many of these cities.
FBI — Crime Rates Fall Again
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:56 PM
 
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I'm guessing New Orleans is missing because of the way it classifies some crime categories? I know Chicago does something with the way it reports rape that makes it not reported in these "uniform" lists. We'd be right below Kansas City on that list.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:04 PM
 
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I'm guessing New Orleans is missing because of the way it classifies some crime categories? I know Chicago does something with the way it reports rape that makes it not reported in these "uniform" lists. We'd be right below Kansas City on that list.
I noticed the absence of New Orleans immediately.

So I did some looking and found that in 2009, NOLAs violent crime rate was 777 per 100,000 which strikes me as odd considering its murder rate.
Overall violent crime in New Orleans is less than in Orlando, federal figures show | NOLA.com

So if that trend continued in 2010, then NOLA doesnt have one of the 25 worst violent crime rates, which is commendable.
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:02 PM
 
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Nice to see Miami and St. Petersburg in the top 25 again. Keep up the good work.
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Wow, New Haven, Conn is the new kid on the block for the top 5. Springfield is up there too. Springfield, MA is the Detroit of New England.
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:14 PM
 
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Wow, New Haven, Conn is the new kid on the block for the top 5. Springfield is up there too. Springfield, MA is the Detroit of New England.
What's up with Lowell, MA? Worse violent crime than Richmond, CA?
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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What's up with Lowell, MA? Worse violent crime than Richmond, CA?
Significant amounts of poverty in those old New England mill and factory towns.
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:19 PM
 
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I know Chicago does something with the way it reports rape that makes it not reported in these "uniform" lists.
No agency in Illinois reports rapes to the FBI, the state guidelines for rape in Illinois do not follow the ucr guidelines.
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Jersey City, NJ
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No agency in Illinois reports rapes to the FBI, the state guidelines for rape in Illinois do not follow the ucr guidelines.
I see Rockford, and also Springfield listed here. Maybe they report differently than the rest of the state?
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:42 PM
 
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I see Rockford, and also Springfield listed here. Maybe they report differently than the rest of the state?

talking about reporting rapes.
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Forcible rape figures furnished through the State program were not in accordance with national UCR guidelines and are excluded from these data.
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