The Most Dangerous Cities

  1. 1
    These cities have the highest overall crime rates in the United States
    CITY
    1. St. Louis
    CRIME-RATE INDEX
    530
    2. Atlanta 484
    3. Birmingham Alabama (tie) 380
    3. Orlando (tie) 380
    5. Detroit 369
    6. Memphis 361
    7. Miami 346
    8. Baltimore 339
    9. Kansas City, Missouri 337
    10. Minneapolis (tie) 331
    10. Cleveland (tie)

    331
    http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/...ngerous-cities
    The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In 2013

    San Pedro Sula, Honduras
    Chihuahua, Mexico
    Caracas, Venezuela
    Distrito Central, Honduras
    Acapulco, Mexico
    Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
    Maceio, Brazil
    Mogadishu, Somalia
    Belém, Brazil
    Karachi, Pakistan

    http://opishposh.com/the-10-most-dangerous-cities/

    Kylee B likes this.

    Get the hottest topics every week!

    Subscribe to our free Nursing Insights newsletter.

  2. 4
    FBI — Uniform Crime Reporting

    Interesting to see the number of hate crimes. Sexual identity seems to be more of an issue than race or religion, especially in some of the 'red' states.

    I can't understand how someone's sexuality and sexual preferences should cause so many hate crimes. Some suggest it is a response to flirtation or come-ons by gay men. Are men that insecure in their own sexuality that they can't walk away? Women have learned how to handle flirtations and much more aggressive come-ons without resorting to violence, so I can't see this as much of an explanation. Others look at behaviors they cubbyhole into male or female behaviors and respond negatively to seeing these behaviors.

    Obviously hate crimes flourish where there is lack of acceptance; an us and them mentality.

    Sad.
    joanna73, BCgradnurse, tewdles, and 1 other like this.
  3. 0
    Are most of the cities mostly Democratic? And I am really surprised Chicago is not on the list. Detroit apparently has been so poorly run for years that it is being taken over by the State now.
  4. 1
    Quote from tntrn
    Are most of the cities mostly Democratic? And I am really surprised Chicago is not on the list. Detroit apparently has been so poorly run for years that it is being taken over by the State now.
    Interesting question. I do believe that illegal behaviors by those in charge breed the potential for more crime as people see leaders who are without ethical behaviors being rewarded, or at the very least treated differently than the majority of the population of that area. It looks like Chicago does not report rape and violent crime in this publication. That is due to a difference in reporting of forcible rape so the stats can't be compiled.

    We need definitions first.

    Looking at specific kinds of violence is more easily tracked. FBI — Uniform Crime Reporting
    The mid-west suffered a huge jump in stats. We are only looking at numbers and the is no cause and effect or even a correlation offered.

    I was looking at one specific type of hate crime and found it to be very upsetting.
    tewdles likes this.
  5. 1
    From the first link:
    ... It is also important to note that the above figures give an overall view of crime in these cities. Several other cities that have high rates of particular crimes are not among the 11 cities with the worst crime rates.

    For example, New Orleans and Richmond, Virginia had the highest murder rates in the country in 2009, according to the FBI.

    Likewise, Anchorage, Alaska, and Abilene, Texas, which are not among the cities with the most overall crime, still had the second- and third-highest rates of forcible rapes in 2009, behind No. 1 Minneapolis. ...

    http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/...ngerous-cities
    aknottedyarn likes this.
  6. 0
    I thought Camden, NJ was listed as #1 - at least that's what freq hype keeps announcing on local TV.
  7. 2
    If you read the site and then go to the FBI stats it helps to understand. We are told that our city is the 6th most violent and yet we are not on the list. It is all in the stats. How they count what they count.
    tewdles and herring_RN like this.
  8. 0
    I gtuess the original posting is a bit misleading, as it says, "cities with the highest overall crime rates."
  9. 1
    Quote from tntrn
    I gtuess the original posting is a bit misleading, as it says, "cities with the highest overall crime rates."
    We often cannot tell the content or truth of the article based upon the title...
    herring_RN likes this.
  10. 1
    Quote from tewdles
    We often cannot tell the content or truth of the article based upon the title...
    Sad, but true.
    herring_RN likes this.


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors
Top