Scott Morgan, president of Morgan Quitno Press, a private research and publishing company specializing in state and city reference books, said he was not surprised to see St. Louis top the list, since it has been among the 10 most dangerous cities for years.
Morgan said the study looks at crime only within St. Louis city limits, with a population of about 330,000. It doesn't take into account the suburbs in St. Louis County, which has roughly 980,000 residents.
The safest city in 2005 was Brick, N.J., population about 78,000, followed by Amherst, N.Y., and Mission Viejo, Calif. The second most dangerous city was Detroit, followed by Flint, Mich., and Compton, Calif.
Monday, October 30, 2006
ST. LOUIS DEFEATS DETROIT
Not only in the World Series, but in the category of Most Dangerous City in America. The Journal Gazette reports:
To be fair, Detroit's metro remains the most dangerous in the nation.
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Hmmm, Detroit is the second most dangerous, followed by Flint, Michigan. Both border Canada. The high crime rates must be due to all those Canadian immigrants, some of whom might even cross the border illegally. Gasp.
The full report mentioned that Chicago and others were left OFF the report due to technicalities in reporting statistics... but not because they were any more safe.
And growing up in STL... I can literally laugh when I go to another city and others say "don't go that way, it's dangerous". Puh-lease.
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