I have criminal justice students and they tend to believe that the cities like Los Angeles or New York are the leaders in murder. Their television induced wisdom is a problem. It disguises the developing geographic picture of crime, and that picture is of the most violent crimes moving more toward the South and Central United States.
The data, in particular the top cities for murder list below, surprises most people. I was shocked by the ranking of Anchorage. I went and had a look at the overall stats and while murder is bad compared to much of the United States, the rate of forcible rape is much, much worse than the rest of the country.
Here you are presented for your information – the top ten –
No. 1 – Detroit
No. 2 – Memphis
No. 3 – Springfield, Ill.
No. 4 – Flint, Mich.
No. 5 – Anchorage, Ak.
No. 6 – Lubbock
No. 7 – Stockton, Calif.
No. 8 – Tallahassee, Fla.
No. 9 – Las Vegas, Nev.
No. 10 – Rockford, Ill.
- Detroit is America’s Most Dangerous City (inquisitr.com)
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- Most Dangerous Cities In America (mademan.com)