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Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities from CQ Press


CQ Press recently published its 14th annual rankings of the safest and most dangerous cities in America. The list, according to the report available on CQ Press’s website “is based on a city’s rate for six basic crime categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft” and “includes all cities with a population of 75,000 or more that reported data to the FBI for the six categories of crime.” This year’s survey considered 378 cities, using final 2006 FBI statistics that were released Sept. 24, 2007.

1. Detroit, Mich.
2006 Ranking: 2

2. St. Louis, Mo.
2006 Ranking: 1

3. Flint, Mich.
2006 Ranking: 3

4. Oakland, Calif.
2006 Ranking: 8

5. Camden, N.J.
2006 Ranking: 5

6. Birmingham, Ala.
2006 Ranking: 6

7. North Charleston, S.C.
2006 Ranking: 20

8. Memphis, Tenn.
2006 Ranking: 13

9. Richmond, Calif.
2006 Ranking: 11

10. Cleveland, Ohio
2006 Ranking: 7