Most Dangerous Cities in America along with the safest

CNN reports results from a recent study of crime in American cities, noting these as the most dangerous and safest ten USA Cities in each category:

Ranked Most Dangerous

1. Detroit, Michigan
2. St. Louis, Missouri
3. Flint, Michigan
4. Oakland, California
5. Camden, New Jersey
6. Birmingham, Alabama
7. North Charleston, South Carolina
8. Memphis, Tennessee
9. Richmond, California
10. Cleveland, Ohio

Ranked Safest
1. Mission Viejo, California
2. Clarkstown, New York
3. Brick Township, New Jersey
4. Amherst, New York
5. Sugar Land, Texas
6. Colonie, New York
7. Thousand Oaks, California
8. Newton, Massachusetts
9. Toms River Township, N.J.
10. Lake Forest, California

Since the results are the result of weighted crime stats it’s true you might come to different conclusions about safe and dangerous, and of course safety and danger are not just a function of crime.   I think I’d take a slight crime boost if it meant a big reduction in dirtiness and pollution, though usually most of the bad stuff goes together.    I was amazed at how Philadelphia was so much nastier in terms of downtown cleanliness than the Amish country around Lancaster, PA and I’m always surprised in San Jose and Silicon Valley how much dirtier and harsher the cityscape is compared to the nearby suburbs, which are generally “too tidy” for me.    Here in rural Oregon you kind of feel cozy when you see dozens of dirty lawn flamingos in the yard and 14 used cars in somebody’s driveway.

CNN Reports

6 thoughts on “Most Dangerous Cities in America along with the safest

  1. Man detroit da sheettt it be ghetto as hell dawg.
    my brotha got shot last week its strighttho we got his back we killed that crip that gothim.

  2. Detroit is dangerous! There is this gang ignitiation, the stop a female and ask them 4 directions n then shoot em in the head…

  3. I live in Birmingham. I’ve lived in all the ghettos until I got old enough to get out on my own to move to the suburbs or Birmingham. My point is this, I’ve been reading a blog called the Homicide Report in LA and I can’t for the life of me understand why that city is not on this list. Adults and children are being shot in the head, stabbed, whatever, everyday all day. Compared to most of the cities on this list B’ham does not compare. Everyone has there own opinion and this just happens to be mine.

  4. thatbamagirl I think that since LA’s population is so large, even though there are more crimes it is not as many crimes per 100,000 people which is how they are measuring danger here..

  5. aye im from birmingham also off da east side gate city projects all day ya digg and i done seen thing in this city that would leave most adults with nightmares ya feel me so i know that we as a city have a high crime rate but it should not be worse then LA and thats real talk so who eva did this survey or study what eva they want to call it need to check thier calculations

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