Morgan Quitno Press recently published its 13th annual rankings of the safest and most dangerous cities in America.
The list, according to Morgan Quitno, “is based on a city’s rate for six basic crime categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft. All cities of 75,000+ populations that reported crime data to the FBI for the six crime categories were included in the rankings.”
This year’s survey considered 371 cities, using final 2005 FBI statistics that were released Sept. 18, 2006.
10. Gary, Ind.
Mayor in 2005: Scott King, Democrat (became independent in April 2005)
U.S. Representative: Peter Visclosky, Democrat
9. Youngstown, Ohio
Mayor in 2005: George M. McKelvey, Democrat
U.S. Representative: Tim Ryan, Democrat
8. Oakland, Calif.
Mayor in 2005: Jerry Brown, Democrat
U.S. Representative: Barbara Lee, Democrat
7. Cleveland, Ohio
Mayor in 2005: Jane L. Campbell, Democrat
U.S. Representatives: Dennis Kucinich, Democrat, and Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Democrat
6. Birmingham, Ala.
Mayor in 2005: Bernard Kincaid, Democrat
U.S. Representative: Artur Davis, Democrat
5. Camden, N.J.
Mayor in 2005: Gwendolyn A. Faison, Democrat
U.S. Representative: Robert Andrews, Democrat
4. Compton, Calif.
Mayor in 2005: Eric J. Perrodin, Democrat
U.S. Representative: Juanita Millender-McDonald, Democrat
3. Flint, Mich.
Mayor in 2005: Donald Williamson, Republican
U.S. Representative: Dale Kildee, Democrat
2. Detroit, Mich.
Mayor in 2005: Kwame M. Kilpatrick, Democrat
U.S. Representatives: Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Democrat, and John Conyers, Democrat
1. St. Louis, Mo.
Mayor in 2005: Francis G. Slay, Democrat
U.S. Representatives: William Lacy Clay, Democrat, and Russ Carnahan, Democrat