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Can you name the Most Dangerous US Cities (2011)?
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"Crime score" is a calculation of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft.
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Mar 1st, 2012 at 22:26 GMT
It's Miami Gardens, not Miami Springs....
Mar 1st, 2012 at 23:19 GMT
Not a complaint about the quiz, but crime stats in general... St Louis gets screwed every time because its only 60 square miles. Other cities incorporated areas that are suburbs in St Louis, and are safer, so that dilutes the crime rate. I'm sure its like this in other cities too.
Mar 1st, 2012 at 23:52 GMT
I hear you, STL_47. But, I've been in most of these cities and the most bleak one I remember was St. Louis...well, ok Paterson and Camden, but they're a lot smaller.
Mar 2nd, 2012 at 01:06 GMT
St Louis isn't bleak! All the bad areas are confined on the North side of the city. You can't tell me that St Louis is more bleak than Cleveland, Milwaukee, Memphis, Cincy, KC, Buffalo, Detroit, or Baltimore. Like any rust belt city, it has its problems, but St Louis, like many of the cities I just listed, is seriously underrated.
Mar 2nd, 2012 at 02:14 GMT
Yes, I live in Cincinnati, and even in the really bad parts (Over the Rhine, Clifton) it's not too bad. I've been in OTR many times.
Mar 2nd, 2012 at 06:43 GMT
Shocked not to see Gary, IN. One of the most depressing places on the face of the Earth.
Mar 2nd, 2012 at 18:28 GMT
No one does much of anything, good or bad, in Gary, IN.
Mar 2nd, 2012 at 18:53 GMT
Mar 2nd, 2012 at 23:09 GMT
Just like NYC, LA's crime rate isn't nearly as high as people think. Sure there's a lot of really rough areas, but they're just such massive cities that it's almost impossible for them to be crime ridden in the way smaller cities like Camden are. Of course, there's exceptions, as Detroit, Philly, Baltimore, and DC are all major cities too, but they're not as big as NY, LA, Chicago, etc. I think the media's portrayal of places like NYC and LA add to it, too. You don't exactly see a ton of rappers from Little Rock, Arkansas "repping their city".
Mar 3rd, 2012 at 06:38 GMT
This is a good quiz but it could be formated better. States on the right side, stats on the left. Also say location instead of state. dont do n/a for washington but dc
Mar 3rd, 2012 at 16:58 GMT
Chicago never reports in these. I've seen some from past years and Chicago is never included. I wonder if they would rank in the top 50 if they gave their numbers.
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Mar 3rd, 2012 at 17:34 GMT
and the common thread between all these place?...democrats.
Mar 3rd, 2012 at 20:45 GMT
Some places 'St'. Louis and New 'Haven' just don't sound like bad places. Others like 'SinSin'nati do xD
Mar 3rd, 2012 at 21:28 GMT
Ohio doesn't seem like a nice place?
Mar 4th, 2012 at 02:33 GMT
Didn't do very well on this quiz but I at least got Vallejo, where I currently live. Yeah, its a crappy place.
Mar 4th, 2012 at 03:25 GMT
'Straight Outta Little Rock' just doesn't have quite the same ring to it...
Mar 4th, 2012 at 08:44 GMT
Good to know: stay on the Kansas side of Kansas City if you value your safety.
Mar 5th, 2012 at 01:40 GMT
These sorts of lists are always different (well a few like Detroit, Camden, etc always seem to end up near the top) because they all use different criteria. Basically what STL_47 and ilovehannah said is true. There's also tiny cities with 15,000 or 30,000 people that are really dangerous (like Newburgh NY or Opa Locka FL) cause they're basically just one bad neighborhood that's its own city.
Mar 5th, 2012 at 01:44 GMT
For example, if NYC had the same murder rate as Opa Locka in 2007, that would be almost 7500 people.
Mar 5th, 2012 at 22:43 GMT
Now that I think about it STL 47 that's probably why CT's cities rate so high all the time. We have very carefully smally defined borders of our cities, my town would normally be part of Bridgeport and it's perfectly fine (aside from the parts right next to Bport), Fairfield on the other side is even super afflent! If we were counted as Bridgeport the crime rate would plummit.
Apr 4th, 2013 at 14:57 GMT
@adhair: Kansas City, Kansas is actually considered pretty rough by locals.
Apr 14th, 2013 at 02:41 GMT
There are parts of Detroit that have nice neighborhoods, and I'm not talking suburbs, I'm talking City of Detroit. There are houses that sell for $800,000, but a mile up the road it will start getting rough and a house will sell for $10,000.
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