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Detroit Is America’s Most Dangerous City

By Wyatt Earp | November 19, 2007

Philadelphia didn’t even crack the Top Ten – we finished #21. I demand a recount!

DETROIT – 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 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. (H/T – )

I am declaring shenanigans on this entire study! As of this posting, Philadelphia’s homicide count is at 361, we have had six police officers shot – one fatally – in the past two months, and gun-toting thugs rule the land. What does Memphis have, rogue Elvis impersonators?

This report is a sham.

(Linked at OTB’s Beltway Traffic Jam.)

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