Most Dangerous and Safest Cities in America

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The most dangerous cities in America

1   – St. Louis, MO – Crime Risk Index 530
2   – Atlanta, GA – Crime Risk Index 484
3   – Orlando, FL – Crime Risk Index 380
4   – Birmingham, AL – Crime Risk Index 380
5   – Detroit, MI – Crime Risk Index 369
6   – Memphis, TN – Crime Risk Index 361
7   – Miami, FL – Crime Risk Index 346
8   – Baltimore, MD – Crime Risk Index 339
9   – Kansas City, MO – Crime Risk Index 337
10 – Cleveland, OH (tied for 10th Place)  – Crime Risk Index 331
10 – Minneapolis, MN (tied for 10th Place) – Crime Risk Index 331
**  Newark, NJ should be here but they “lost” the crime statistics.

(Source US News and World Report)

Crime statistics for the United States are published annually by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Uniform Crime Reports which represents crimes reported to the police. The Bureau of Justice Statistics conducts the annual National Crime Victimization Survey which captures crimes not reported to the police.

Mayor Francis G. Slay (St. Louis)  Democrat
Mayor Kasim Reed (Atlanta) Democrat
Mayor Hugh “Call me Buddy” Dyer (Orlando) Democrat
Mayor William A. Bell (Birmingham) Democrat
Mayor Dave Bing (Detroit) Democrat
Mayor A. C. Wharton jr. (Memphis) Democrat

Mayor Tomás Pedro Regalado (Miami) Republican

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake (Baltimore) Democrat
Mayor Sylvester James Jr. (Kansas City) Democrat
Mayor Frank G. Jackson (Cleveland)  Democrat
Mayor Thomas Ryback Jr. (Minneapolis) Democrat
Mayor Cory Booker (Newark) Democrat
The safest cities in America
1. Virginia Beach, VA
2. Anaheim, CA
3. Scottsdale, AZ
4. Fort Wayne, IN
5. Spokanne, WA
6. Provo, UT
7. Raleigh, NC
8. Colorado Springs, CO
9. Oklahoma City, OK
10. Ft. Worth, TX
Mayor William D. Sessions (Virginia Beach)   Republican
Mayor William Tait (Anaheim)  Republican
Mayor Jim Lane (Scottsdale) Republican
Mayor Tom Henry (Fort Wayne)  Democrat
Mayor David Condon (Spokanne) Republican/Nonpartisan office
Mayor John R. Curtis (Provo)  Republican
Mayor Nancy McFarlane (Raleigh)  Non-Affiliated
Mayor Steve Bach (Colorado Springs)  Republican/Nonpartisan office
Mayor Mick Cornett (Oklahoma City) Republican
Mayor Betsy Price (Forth Worth) Republican
Is there a trend?
…and why is it that the most dangerous cities are located in places where gun control is the tightest?

9 thoughts on “Most Dangerous and Safest Cities in America

  1. Hmmm… My first guess would be that Democrats are actually alien life forms who hate humans and want to create the most dangerous possible environments for them to live in. But that seems too obvious.

  2. I thought New Orleans would be on the Bad Place list. Things must have improved after I left . . . or because.

  3. I think that is the list of "major cities." Overall, with medium sized cities included…Flint, Michigan is actually #1, ATLANTIC CITY came in #7. However, Atlantic City officials feel the #s are skewed, but if you use their logic, ATLANTIC CITY should be higher than #7.

    Of the 19 homicides (…about a week in Chicago), probably 15 are attributed to rival gang violence…you should be able to read something in the paper, lets say around the end of the month regarding these groups (depends on what happens in the next week, ironically, in Camden, where the satellite United States Attorney's Office is)…stay tuned

  4. BTW, Atlantic City mayer Lorenzo is from a long list of Democrats leading the way there…

  5. The Democrats have worked hard to cultivate their constituents in large urban hubs. The numbers on dangerous and safe (based on what I read) were only partially anchored on Part 1 Crimes.

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