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America's 50 Most Dangerous Cities!

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And we're totally surprised!

According to a study of FBI crime statistics by CQ Press, St. Louis, Missouri was touted as the most dangerous city in the US.

Here are the top 25:

1. St. Louis, MO
2. Camden, NJ
3. Detroit, MI
4. Flint, MI
5. Oakland, CA
6. Richmond, CA
7. Cleveland, OH
8. Compton, CA
9. Gary, IN
10. Birmingham, AL
11. Baltimore, MD
12. Memphis, TN
13. New Orleans, LA
14. Jackson, MS
15. Little Rock, AR
16. Baton Rouge, LA
17. Buffalo, NY
18. New Haven, CT
19. Hartford, CT
20. Dayton, OH
21. Kansas City, MO
22. Washington, DC
23. Newark, NJ
24. Cincinnati, OH
25. Atlanta, GA

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104 comments to “America's 50 Most Dangerous Cities!”

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    Very surprised… NY, Chicago, Miami

  4. Jai says – reply to this


    I'm a little surprised that Memphis only made it to 12 but really this isn't shocking information.

  5. 5

    I live in St. Louis….not suprised at all! Its quite sad when the entire news cast is about shootings and stabbings……..

  6. 6

    21 of these cities, the majority of people are black, what does that tell you.

  7. 7

    im surprised miami wasnt in the top 10!

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    I have lived in STL my entire life. There are good parts and bad parts that all locals know. Probably like most big cities. Our mayor is about to blow a gasket. Unless most dangerous means too many of us like beer and pizza, I can't believe we're worse than EVERY major city.

  9. 9

    Unfortunately, St. Louis City and St. Louis County (the suburbs) are two separate entities - so the numbers are completely skewed. They only reviewed the crime statistics in the actual CITY of St. Louis, while all of the other metropolitan areas surveyed included the surrounding areas. St. Louis would not rank as high if our city and county were combined and the numbers were based on the entire metropolitan region. {Example: Chicago's ranking was based on the city AND Cook County)

  10. 10

    where the hell is philly on this list???

  11. 11

    New Orleans is losing its title. How is that? Has everyone moved away?

  12. 12

    Not surprised, sounds pretty accurate.

  13. 13

    You missed the other countries in Americas cities, that are surely, if not, worse. Next time use US cities.

  14. 14

    and I'm going off the headline, my bad.

  15. 15

    Was Chicago not on the list? That's weird. Must be a per-population ratio obviously. That's sure not the way our news makes it out to be…

  16. 16

    yaya were only #16!!! :) lol

  17. 17

    Re: SlickWilley – Guess what? The majority in all 25 cities are AMERICAN. What does that tell you?

  18. 18

    Hey Fatass…can you move to St. Louis? Please?

  19. 19

    I live in Richmond, CA. its not as bad as it seems. HAHAHA

  20. 20

    Who cares about people being black in these cities!? Get over it. I live in a suburb of St.Louis but drive to school everyday in the city. There are good and bad parts, probably like EVERY city on the list. It has nothing to do with race or color, crime is CRIME, not a race or color.

  21. 21

    Sarah Palin and ALL Republicans should move there!

  22. 22

    st Louis 51% blacks
    Camden 50% blacks
    Detroit 81% blacks
    Flint 53% blacks
    Oakland 66% crime blacks vs latins
    Richmond 49% blacks
    Cleveland 52% blacks
    Compton 87% of crimes blacks vs latins
    Gary 84% blacks
    Birmingham73% blacks
    Baltimore 63% blacks
    Memphis 62% blacks
    New Orleans 67% blacks
    Jackson 61% blacks
    Little rock 40 %blacks make 72% of the crime
    Baton rouge 56% blacks
    Buffalo 47%blacks make 64% of the crime
    New havan 39% blacks make 56% of the crime
    Hartford 41% blacks make the 59 of the crime
    Dayton 44%blacks makes the 49% of the crime
    Kansas city 31% blacks make the 44% of the crime
    Washington 55% blacks
    Newark 56%blacks
    Cincinnati 43%blacks make the 49 % of the crime
    Atlanta 55% blacks
    Chicago 35%blacks make the 43%of the crime
    Boston 26% blacks make 39% of the crime
    Philadelphia 44% blacks make 52% of the crime
    Houston 28% blacks make 39% of the crime
    Dallas 25% make 42% of the crime
    Jacksonville 35% blacks make 49% of the crime
    Columbus 28% blacks make 38 % of the crime
    Indianapolis 26% blacks make 38% of the crime
    Charlotte 34% blacks make 49% of the crime
    Nashville 29% blacks make 45% of the crime
    Milwaukee 40%blacks make 65% of the crime

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    Re: MrsLaura

    Why NY? Why does everyone assume NYC is so friggin bad? Most criminals can't even come close to affording this city. It's the business, cultural, fashion, and intelligence capital of the world. It's a medical mecca as well. It dominates in so many areas, but crime, my friend, is not one of them. Granted, there are pockets of areas that are not very good, but that's everywhere. And yes, with nearly 20 million residents spanning the boroughs you will HAVE crime no doubt. But it's all about percentages. And NYC is a class act. (Hmmm… have you seen the prices on apartments there?)

  24. 24

    Sitting safe in the Pacific Northwest, mhmmm.

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    I am TOTALLY from the Lou and I am proud. It's not fair, they don't use the same matrix for Saint louis as they do other cities.I am in an "up and coming" area of the city and I don't feel unsafe. That being said, the violence is in NORTH St. Louis, which is famous for it's violence and irresponsible breeding. :)

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    Re: ClubM – You use the N word here, asshole? No surprise at all that one of your favorite stars on your profile is Barry Obama. I'm mean he's part black so that doesn't make sense with your N word comment but Barry is racist so maybe that's why you like him.
    PS Your avatar is stupid.

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    Re: ClubM – lol i guess black arent the ones to fuck with.

  28. 28

    Thank God Chicago wasn't on that list!!!

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    Re: mariosfat – 1. I checked some of your statistics and they were flat our wrong. 2. These cities have high poverty and low education (graduation) rates. 3. You are ignorant. But it's typical of someone you has issues with race.

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving George Gordon.

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    Oh wow, Detroit is slipping! I used to live five minutes away. I can say with the utmost certainty that, number one or number three, Detroit is not a place to take lightly. All the Michiganders I know consider it jokingly to be a thing of pride, holding the number one spot for so long. No doubt the thugs and gangsters will step up their game once they see this list.

  31. 31

    I live in Texas and absofreakinlutely love the fact that Texas is not in the top 25. Makes me smile.

  32. 32

    of course I'm surprised! I mean governor Jan Brewer told me that AZ had the highest crime in the country! SHe told me that Phoenix is the kidnapping capital of the world! she told me that there were dead bodies all over the arizona desert…. why isn't Phoenix #1??????

  33. 33

    Re: SlickWilley – that white people are life ruiners.

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    ALL cities are man made monstrosities. It seems that when you take humans and cram them in a small space, they turn on each other and start attacking and killing each other. I really believe that it does something bad to the human psyche. I have lived and worked my entire life in rural areas and the suburbs. I can't imagine living in any city.

  35. 35

    I live in number 4 on the list and nothing bad has ever happened to me, but I don't live in the so-called bad parts of the city.

  36. 36

    About Memphis - Don't forget about the dangerous fault that is under Memphis. A huge quake is going to hit Memphis and travel North through Memphis and devastate several states northward. It's not if but when according to the experts that sit around studying these things. I guess that will take care of the crime problem in Memphis. Oh well.

  37. 37

    This is from a list of 400 rated cities. I'm from New Haven I can't say i'm too surprised. I am surprised, however, that anyone is commenting on race. Don't be stupid, it's not just one race that commits crimes. Look at statistics all you want. Don't be a racist, ignorant pig though.

  38. 38

    No since I live in St Louis I'm not suprised at all.

  39. 39

    yes! Reppin the Lou here. Umm Let's see, people get shot here over fast food. In North County it is a war zone. So, yes I believe it. It's because of the Saint Louis City (mostly North County) NOCO!

  40. 40

    wtf compton ain't dangerous i drive throught there day and nite and nothing dangerous has ever happend to me or anyone i know freaking steretypes

  41. 41

    Re: TheMrsBradPitt – Well, Jan Brewer lied to you just to get rid of those God damned illegals. A politician who lies?!! What's next?

  42. 42

    dude st. louis and detroit have been battling out that top spot for years. not surprised.

  43. 43

    Re: mariosfat

    Hey were did you get those stats? Gotta site it if you want people to believe that as truth.

  44. lpstl says – reply to this


    Bean01 is exactly correct. St. Louis ends up in the top 5 of this list every year because the data is drastically skewed due to the unique nature of St. Louis' borders. St. Louis City is it's own county and own independent city, so data for reports like this only include the 61 square miles of St. Louis City and do NOT include St. Louis County. This would only be a fair report if just metro areas were compared for each city. Instead, all other cities have their suburbs accounted for in their measurements, while St. Louis is measured on the city limits alone.

  45. 45

    Leila65 -Totally agree with you. Philly is like the Wild West with all the gun problems. Even great colleges like UPenn, Temple,and Drexel are totally unsafe!@

  46. 46

    Re: MrsLaura – NYC turned itself around in the mid 90's and the long term after affect of 9/11 made its residents even less anger and short tempered. People confuse New Yorkers loud voices with something criminal when in fact we just love to talk as loud a we possibly can without be told to tone it down.

  47. 47

    im not surprised at all that new haven,ct is #18. im from ct and its a pretty sketchy city in areas. surprised Hartford and new Britain didn't make it.

  48. 48

    oh nevermind hartford is right below it

  49. 49

    All the cities where the negroes live. Why can't they act civilized???

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    Camden always top 3 and brick twp which is right by it is topn3 safest city. Wtf

  51. 51

    i don't buy this list at all.. and there are many police and crime experts who do not accept the methodology used in compiling the list. oakland has it's problems, but to say that it's 'more dangerous' than richmond.. or compton (!) is ridiculous. and where are new york, chicago, and philadelphia ?? ya been to buffalo lately ? of course not because it's TOO DANGEROUS..and it only rated number 17 ?? nope.. this list is bull.

  52. 52

    I love in number 57. Awesome.

  53. 53

    I moved from STL to Baltimore. The crime is much worse in Bmore!

  54. 54

    Pretty surprised DC is up there.

  55. 55

    I was born in #5. Still living in the Bay Area. Oakland isn't all bad, but there's certain parts that make the city as a whole look bad.

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    Re: thecouvman – First of all, not all of these cities have majority of black populations, secondly, don't make the assumption that only the blacks are the criminals because that is not true. Only brainless, media fed losers like you would think such a thing. There's good and there's bad in every race. A criminal is a criminal, regardless of race, sexual orientation, or gender. Bringing up race into is totally irrelevant, and makes you look ignorant and uncivilized. It's 2010, drop the petty shit people and lets get along. Sheez….

  57. 57

    I'm not surprised Jackson, ms made the list. There's a shooting everyday. I live in Madison, ms and it's the complete opposite here. We hardly have any crime. As a matter of fact, i hear the cops get bored.

  58. 58

    whats so scary about conneticut loosing your tennis raquette in a crate and barel

  59. 59

    Inglewood…Inglewood's always up to no good!

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    You know what i think is funny? Madison, Ms was ranked as one of the top 10 best places for families in America even though we're only 15 min from jackson. Just proves that there is a world of a difference between Jackson and Madison lol! i'm so glad my parents moved me from there before it got really bad.

  61. 61

    Re: celebnewsjunkie – his statistics aren't true. I live near jackson and jackson is 90% black…..not that i'm saying they do all the crime.

  62. 62

    currently in my loft in downtown st louis. have not been mugged, robbed, raped, shot, or stabbed. feeling very safe and am enjoying my view of busch stadium and the arch. life is GREAT!
    Just dont go to north stl, the east side, walk by yourself at night, or leave valuable items in your car. Not saying st louis is perfect but, you are perfectly safe if you remain smart and aware of your surroundings

  63. 63

    I live in St. Louis, this is the second time we've been placed at the top of this list. They do not take into account the WHOLE area of St. Louis, only the inner city and very bad parts of the city. St. Louis probably wouldn't even be in the top 20 if they took into account the whole region. Thankfully I think most people know that this list is total bullshit.

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    Re: thecouvman – Clearly you don't live in ohio. Where all this spike in crim come from the grip crystal meth has on all the poor communities….ALL communites. 71 is nasty drug train pretty much. Crystal Meth is especially the drug of choice for our white trash who will sell there toddlers for a fix.

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    Re: mariosfat – wow your such a child to be saying these things. your so classy your so educated. not!!!!! people like you ruin this country. no one wonder 50% of the world hates us people like you are so ignorant being so racist have a fun day adolf hilter.

  67. 67

    just because there a lot of black people living in those cities doesn' mean they all criminals racist bitch.

  68. 68

    Re: CaliforniaRunner – Why? I assume you've never been there?

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    Re: mariosfat – dude I live in NY, where did you pull the buffalo percentage from? Your ass?? It is not correct at all!
    Re: el polacko – Hey Dumbass, NYC has been the safest big city for a long fucking time, welcome to 2010 buddy, not sure where you've been. And you have obviously NEVER been to buffalo with a comment like that.
    Re: nancybee – The rural South is actually very violent, so your comment is quite incorrect. I did a great paper on the reasons why if you would like to educate yourself.

    People, please study some criminal justice before mentioning NYC, you just look dumb. Mentioning Miami isn't that dumb though, but I am not sure why Chicago is mentioned by people either.

  70. 70

    Where the fuck is Philadelphia on this list?!! That place is a shit hole. Even driving through there during the day is scary.

  71. 71

    No much hispano's cities there xoxo
    but what about BLACK cities??
    take that USA

  72. 72

    Re: mariosfat
    WOW that list is horrible
    These negritos, no work, no study, live w/ welfare (w/ my taxes thank you very much) always complaint for everything and for nothing, yiakk

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    Re: queen britney

    You're calling this guy ignorant but you yourself don't know common English? Sigh

  74. 74

    how did inglewood escape this list?

  75. 75

    I'm from stl an what I think is funny is that one of the safest cities O'fallon, MO is about a 20 min drive from the most dangerous city. This is an unfair for stl because they don't take in the surrounding areas like north county. That's where it's all happening!

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    kansas city??? i have never heard a gun shot in my life.

  77. 77

    And as for NY being unsafe totally untrue. Now if you were alive in the 1980's which most of you tards werent you would know NY was real bad back then. One of the reasons being CRACK came on the scene and consumed NY. Wasnt till the
    early 90's that Rudy Giuliani cleaned up the manhattan. Today New York is one of the safest places in the country.

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    Re: queen britney – hey fool the wolrd hates us because we have everything they want and freedom. Why you think they are all trying to get in here. Shut your mouth and get to class and learn something you sound like a fucking idiot.

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    The crime is because people are uneducated, poor, drug dealers etc..they are idiots they did this to themselves..and it's not about race. They probably grew up around all of this which is sad..However I live near Detroit and it's not that bad..like every state there are bad areas.

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    Re: mariosfat
    In regards to Camden, NJ, the other half is 43% Hispanic! Even more proof.

  81. buck says – reply to this


    As all you have to do is research the cities that are run by democrats and you will find the highest crime rates.

  82. tgavb says – reply to this


    @mariosfat…..you said mostly black yet the first 2 statistics on your list are right at 50%…how is that mostly black? That would be half honey….get a clue!! white, black, indian, spanish, asian….they ALL commit crimes, it is the person NOt the nationality even an idiot knows that

  83. 83

    I live in Chicago and hear gun shots EVERY SINGLE NIGHT and we did not make this list……..
    Our mayor is really paying some one off to keep Chicago QUIET cause it is dangerous as hell here and we are not in the top 25, What a lie!!

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    I live in Buffalo.
    Straight up, its a piece of shit city and it is dangerous.
    I just moved downtown, from the suburbs, and instead of getting to properly experience a thriving, clean city, I have to worry about how my pepper spray is always on me. People have gotten shot and robbed for NOTHING at both ends of my street seen I've moved in, along with a lot of other crime. There is gang activity here that is flaunted around quite openly, and I'm not one who judges by color but the reality is when I turn on my local news or read the Buffalo News, its black males in their late teens and 20's that cause a huge huge part of the downfall of society around here.. This city gets worst each year.

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    @ClubM - Fuck you for being a racist dumbass.

    As for St. Louis the police are lazy a hell. You can do what you want and if they don't catch you they don't give a damn.

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    Not a surprise! 95% of the cities on the list are filled with Blacks. No primarily-Latino cities are on the list. What does that tell you?

  88. 88

    I am deeply saddened that two of my bay area cities have made it in the top 10.. we need to do better for ourselves as a whole.

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    Re: beccaboo1212 – for one Texas is a state not a city so it wouldn't be in the top 50.. woulda sounded better had you had named a specific city in texas..LMAO

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    Re: MarioMonjack – What do these cities have in common? They are all black towns? are you a moron.. first off.. a town and a city are two different things so clearly they don't have that in common.. ahhaha Ignorance is not always bliss. Pick of a book.

  91. 91

    Not surprised about Oakland & Richmond CA. I've heard of ppl getting shot just exiting the freeway in Richmond. Although there are nicer areas of Oakland.

  92. 92

    Nope, not surprised one bit. Saddened, yes, but not surprised.

  93. 93

    Re: fashionfreak42 – Dude! don't joke about that! …seriously…until you've lost a tennis racquet in a crate and barrel you've no idea just how inconvenient it can be! *sheds a tear*

  94. 94

    Re: misscheriamor – Ummm how about you get your facts straight before you go blabbing your mouth…Its North St. Louis, not North County…HUGE difference. NOCO has the lowest crime rate of any suburb…

  95. 95

    Cool for me, I work in City #5…

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    Re: jaykillzz – Yes, let's have that discussion again.. *sigh* 'The world' (all those billions of people) have better things to do than hate. I agree with your Re: queen britney – reply though.. I lol'd just a little when I saw she misspelled Hitler.

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    Re: mscalto – I don't live in the rural south. I have lived most of my life in the suburbs of Northern Virginia. I'm planning on moving south of here but staying in virginia. I was here in September 2001 and was here in the fall of 2002 when those two crazy snipers were going around. I'm sick of the rat race. If and when I hit the lottery, I'm moving in a gated community south of here and polish up my shotgun!

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    Re: jaykillzz – Not everyone hates your country because you “have everything”. That is so far from the truth, do you have things like free health care? Nope, but Canada does so don`t make assumptions that everyone is trying to get into your country, that`s just plain ignorance.

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