The Most Dangerous Cities
1Mar 9, '13 by herring_RN GuideThese cities have the highest overall crime rates in the United States
1. St. Louis
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)
The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In 2013
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Distrito Central, Honduras
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
4FBI â€" 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.
1Quote from tntrnInteresting 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.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.
We need definitions first.
Looking at specific kinds of violence is more easily tracked. FBI â€” 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.
1Mar 10, '13 by herring_RN GuideFrom 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. ...