A city where murder is nearly a daily occurence stands a good shot of being named the most violent, crime-prone area in the country. And last year there were 345 murders reported in the Detroit metropolitan area - altogether 1,111 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. What other cities made the Most Dangerous list?
Forbes magazine complied its annual list of America’s most dangerous cities using the FBI’s uniform crime report for 2010, which tallies crime data for each of the country’s metropolitan statistical areas, regions that usually consist of a large city and its suburbs or nearby cities. Because small fluctuations in crime numbers can produce outsize jumps in rates in smaller metropolitan areas, Forbes said it looked at MSAs with a population of 200,000 or more. Forbes used the FBI’s numbers for four categories of violent crimes: murder and non-negligent manslaughter; forcible rape; robbery; and aggravated assault.
The top 5 most dangerous cities include: Detroit; Memphis; Springfield, IL; Flint, MI; and Anchorage, AK.
The full list is available at http://www.forbes.com/pictures/efel45mde/1-detroit-mich#content?partner=yahoore