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Detroit: America's Most Dangerous City

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Sxysprtswrtr, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    Associated Press
    DETROIT (AP) – In another blow to the Motor City’s tarnished image, Detroit pushed past St. Louis to become the nation’s most dangerous city, according to a private research group’s controversial analysis, released Sunday, of annual FBI crime statistics.
    The study drew harsh criticism even before it came out. The American Society of Criminology launched a pre-emptive strike Friday, issuing a statement attacking it as “an irresponsible misuse” of crime data.
    The 14th annual “City Crime Rankings: Crime in Metropolitan America” was published by CQ Press, a unit of Congressional Quarterly Inc. It is based on the FBI’s Sept. 24 crime statistics report.
    The report looked at 378 cities with at least 75,000 people based on per-capita rates for homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and auto theft. Each crime category was considered separately and weighted based on its seriousness, CQ Press said.
    Last year’s crime leader, St. Louis, fell to No. 2. Another Michigan city, Flint, ranked third, followed by Oakland Calif.; Camden, N.J.; Birmingham, Ala.; North Charleston, S.C.; Memphis, Tenn.; Richmond, Calif.; and Cleveland.
    The study ranked Mission Viejo, Calif., as the safest U.S. city, followed by Clarkstown, N.Y.; Brick Township, N.J.; Amherst, N.Y.; and Sugar Land, Texas.
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Dog bites man.
  3. How the hell is Baltimore not on that list? I think we've had more murders than days.
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    No love for the chocolate city?
  5. Rufino

    Rufino Active Member

    I thought that was the slogan for the Detroit Visitors Bureau's new marketing push before I clicked on the thread.
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Only in Detroit.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Detroit: It's not a misspelling if you call us Detriot.
  8. Mr. Homer

    Mr. Homer Member

    Didn't the Tigers have that mishap a few years back with some of their jerseys. I think it was at a Boston game or something.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Final Four 2009: You May Live Through It!
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member


    Detroit: Tons Of Fun And No Tigers Titles In 25 Years. Imagine What We'll Do If They Finally Win The Series!
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    That's the only reason I opened this site. Thanks a bunch, pal.
  12. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    It's 23, asshole! :D

    Wait, I shouldn't smile about that. :'(
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