The 5 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S.

Alexis Flippin, AARP, February 10, 2012

Every year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) releases its annual Uniform Crime Report. From this report, we can list (statistically) America’s most dangerous cities. {snip}

Don’t let this list get you down, though. The overall picture is actually much sunnier: Even though economic woes are up, crime (particularly violent crime) is down in the United States, and it’s been trending downward for the last five years. But that doesn’t mean you should abandon common sense wherever and whenever you travel. In general, avoid deserted areas, particularly at night, leave your valuables at home, and park in well-lighted areas. {snip}

1. Flint, Mich.

The birthplace of General Motors went into a tailspin when the auto industry collapsed and its workforce went from 80,000 to around 8,000. {snip} With a median income of $27,049—a whopping 46 percent below the national average—and 36 percent of its population living below the poverty line, gang activity and drugs have hit Flint hard. {snip}

2. Detroit

Few cities have had as precipitous a decline as Detroit. The bankrupt auto industry, the collapse of the housing bubble and the flight from the inner city—all have had a hand in Detroit’s Shakespearean fall from vital Midwestern hub to urban wasteland. {snip}

3. St. Louis

This handsome riverfront city has plenty to recommend it, including several major sports teams and art museums. But violent crime, particularly gunplay, has exacted a grim toll. St. Louis has the country’s second-highest citywide gunshot rate for residents between the ages of 10 and 19—a sorry statistic, indeed. It also recorded 41 murders per 100,000 people, five times the national average. {snip}

4. New Haven, Conn.

The home of prestigious Yale University, New Haven has long wrestled with inner-city crime and poverty, and the result is a high ranking on the list of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. It had nearly 628 robberies per 100,000 people—nearly triple the number found in comparable urban areas. The good news is that violent crime dropped by 11 percent in the first six months of 2011, a regional trend. {snip}

5. Memphis, Tenn.

{snip} But Memphis has struggled with poverty and gang activity for years, and the city’s 2010 robbery statistics were double that of the national average, earning it a spot on the list of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. The bigger picture is rosier: Violent crime has dropped 23 percent in the last five years, and efforts to stem youth involvement in crime have become shining examples for similarly afflicted urban areas.

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  • ArmenianWN

    Q: What do all five of these cities have in common?
    A: Their demography

    • mendells-selection

      the complexion of crime

      • http://twitter.com/daledurbin Dale Durbin

        Democrat Ran

        • mistermark123

          It’s not Democrats who create crime. You’re missing the focus of this site, if that’s what you gleen from that article.

        • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

          Portland, Oregon and Pittsburgh are both Democrat-run, and they’re doing fine, at least by big city standards. Indianapolis has a Republican mayor, but still has a lot of crime, thanks to the you-know-whos.

          • longing4abetterworld

            On the contrary. Pittsburgh crime (and PA crime overall thanks to Philly of course) is on the upswing.

          • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

            Probably thanks to the you-know-whos.

          • Morris Thecat

            and just who is committing those crimes?

          • blight14

            And I bet I can tell you WHY the crime is increasing…….granted, its an easy explanation…….

        • ArmenianWN

          Read “Escape from Detroit” by Paul Kersey. In the book he disproves that Rush Limbaugh and Dennis Prager and other racially unaware conservative commentators’ thesis’s that the reason that Detroit went down is because of liberal policies. The real reason is because of the color of 90% of Detroit’s population.

          • MerlinV

            Or simply watch “Hardcore Pawn” on the TruTV channel. EYE OPENING.

          • Non Humans

            I wouldn’t say eye-opening. More like affirming.
            .
            I can’t watch that show without saying, “Stoopid N!@@#9s!!” at least 50x per episode.

          • josh

            I have a similar reaction reading the daily newspaper.

          • bluffcreek1967

            That’s a good point. Some of the newer ‘reality’ TV shows are very insightful in showing whites the true nature of blacks and Hispanics.

          • longing4abetterworld

            Oh yeah. It’s horrible stuff out there. If I see a black face while channel surfing, I pass right by, knowing that there is nothing to interest me there, from the fat-assed white wife of Ice T, to black thug culture cherrypickin’ football, to nerdy balding bespectacled whites being made fun of in commercialsmade fun osuperior blacks

          • blight14

            Indeed, that ‘Coco’ cretin is utterly disgusting…..but, just like the Kardashian cesspool and all of their black mates, there are ‘those’ in the msm with a blatant, unhealthy 24/7 message to our youth-mix it up, its cool, Coco and Kim Kardashian are doing it and they’re RICH!!!!

          • jane johnson

            Trying to muddy up the gene pool as a way to close the achievement gap.

          • mendells-selection

            I got rid of my TV a decade ago. When traveling for business I can not believe the world I see on TV these days. It is unbelievable.

          • OlderWoman

            I’ve decided television and movies are ‘shock therapy.’

          • mendells-selection

            Yes, the media people are trying to backpeddle that whole revelation. They are now “cooking up” false “reality” shows such as “Amish Mafia” or whatever it is called, trying to push a narrative that whites are just the same. They intentionally focus on a group of white people that are known for their nonviolence, self reliance, honesty, modesty, insular charity and benevolence and portray them as the same as black thug gang bangers. It is all scripted and the actors are those that have left the Amish community. The Amish don’t let themselves get photographed, they certainly wouldn’t be actors.

          • blight14

            I think the prime example on tv is A&E’s ‘The First 48′……they don’t pull any punches like the producer(s) of Cops…..its amazing, the First 48 page on Facebook and the comments on A&E’s page itself are replete with black fans, they LOVE the show but seem oblivious to the fact that 99% of the episodes show their feral brethren killing men/women/children over nothing….and to THINK of the truck loads of money/man power/etc that are expended to find some ghetto black that killed another ghetto black is sickening…..hose off the street, bury the dead guy(s) and move along….its a total waste of mountains of taxpayer money.

          • Morris Thecat

            blacks lack the ability for abstract thought and therefore are incapable of self awareness. When a white person does make them aware of their irrational, animalistic or dishonest behavior they react to that awareness violently. They can grasp that awareness for only a fleeting moment. When it passes they are filled with rage because the only thing they realize is that they have been criticized. They then see the person that made them aware of their fault as someone who attacked them for no reason. They never feel guilt nor shame for what they do. They only understand authority and the prospect of punishment and reward. They will only ever admit they did something wrong when it becomes clear to them that they can not escape a legal, or other authority, and that they must accept their punishment. Even then, as soon as they believe they are able to act again, without consequences, they will do so. They are so lacking in self awareness that they are eager to be on TV in a show such as “Hardcore Pawn”, they only recognize they are getting attention, they are not aware of their shameful selves.

          • Pelayo

            That’s so true. I hope that Rosebud watches this. She might have an Epiphany. Both shows are showcases of Black psychoses. especially the one in Detroit.

          • blight14

            Good call, alas, I would bet the farm that Limbaugh IS racially aware/awake, he just can’t risk being honest on the air…..btw, I read Kersey’s Detroit book and I’m now reading his Atlanta/Mecca………chilling to say the least….I’m glad they actually employed an editor for the Atlanta book, Detroit was replete with grammatical errors-I was hesitant to recommend the book to newbies because of all of the typos, etc……..regardless, the content was eye opening and blatant.

          • mendells-selection

            Yeah, I think much of White America is ready to jettison the cowardly conservatives. When one is unwilling to talk about the big black elephant in the room then one is not worth listening to.

        • blight14

          That is only part of the issue, demographics is the problem.

    • SintiriNikos

      The Fox crowd will argue these are all liberal cities. But the argument collapses when you look at Boston, Frisco, Pittsburgh, Austin…

  • Ulick

    One great thing about old people is that they often say what’s on their mind, regardless of whether it’s offensive, because they’re old enough to not care what people think about them. I wish the AARP would have taken a page from it’s constituency and simply said the “offensive” truth as to why these cities are so dangerous.

    • WmarkW

      This might be AmRen’s best popularization strategy — get a bunch of senior women who don’t have to worry about their career prospects anymore, to say “I’m living in Spokane because Memphis was much too dangerous for a person like me.” See if we can get a PC-philiac group to carry our water.

      • SilverFox

        That is actually a superb idea. They have two things going for them, their age and gender. Notice how Ann Coulter gets away with much more than a male would.

    • tickyul

      Problem is….a lot of those Greedy Geezer are liberal as all get out.

  • Johnny Clay

    I never think of New Haven as a dangerous city. I always thought it was overwhelmingly WASP.

    • IstvanIN

      Southern Connecticut is pretty bad. If New England ever got some Yankee resolve and went independent leaving southern Connecticut would be a good idea.

      • pcmustgo

        Yeah, heard Hartford is ghetto too…

        As is Springfield, Mass.

        Yonkers, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Buffalo NY too.

    • The__Bobster

      New Haven is full of half-caste island groids.

      • pcmustgo

        Newburgh NY is ditto…

    • dukem1

      Yeah. Wasn’t the phrase, or the play, “We Bombed in New Haven”? Producers would try out a play there before moving to “The Great White Way”? Connecticut? The Nutmeg State….Things really are worse than imaginable.

      And, as an aside, Mr. Moderator, can I get a little crowd-source help here –

      When I put something in quotes, does the punctuation go inside or outside of the quotation marks?
      I think sometimes i get it wrong and then can’t sleep at night worrying that everyone on the world-wide interweb thinks I’m a big dumbolina.
      Thank you.

      • http://www.amren.com/ Moderator

        Technically, the proper way is to do the reverse of what you did, quotation mark after the question mark, not before. But I don’t think it’s anything that anyone needs to get worked up about. If that happens to be a big issue to you, then you must have a charmed life, and I want to trade places with you. (Not you personally.)

      • Diamond_Lil

        Punctuation mark inside the quotation mark is the American style. The way you have it is perfectly fine if you’re British.

    • StillModerated

      Good heavens, no! That honor belongs to West Virginia because it’s chock full of dangerous inbred hillbillies with guns.

    • ncpride

      So did I until The Bobster showed me otherwise!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-McConnell/563448640 Michael McConnell

    That’s funny. According to the pc thugs, these places should be culturally booming due to the high black population.

    • josh

      Well we got to “invest” in the black community! Invest in schools,anger management, life-skills training,(For ex.,how to write a resume:So much of the reason that Daquan cant get a job is that he doesnt know how to write a proper resume!!) ,job training,low interest loans,THEN you’ll see oh boy!!

      • Johnny Clay

        Been tried. It’s like shoveling sand with a pitchfork against the tide. No matter how hard government and business has tried to improve the lives of blacks, everything goes back to square one and it starts all over.

        • SintiriNikos

          I think he’s being ironical, Johnny.

  • falsedawn

    Camden, N.J. doesn’t even get honorable mention???

    • IstvanIN

      Most of Camden is now vacant. Think Nagasaki two minutes after the bomb exploded.

    • JohnEngelman

      Camden, NJ rates 1 on the Neighborhood Scout crime index, with 0 being most dangerous, and 100 being safest.

      http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/nj/camden/crime/

  • JohnEngelman

    “The single best indicator of violent crime levels in an area is the percentage of the population that is black and Hispanic.”

    - Jared Taylor, from “The Color of Crime”
    http://www.colorofcrime.com/colorofcrime2005.html

    1. Flint, MI “The racial makeup of the city was 53.27% Black or African American, 41.39% White, 0.64% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.02%Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, and 3.14% from two or more races. 2.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flint,_Michigan

    2. Detroit, MI “The census reported that the city had 82.7% African American, 10.6% White (7.8% non-Hispanic white), 1.1% Asian, 0.4% Native American, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.0% other races, 2.2% two or more races. In addition, 6.8% of the population self-identified as Hispanic or Latino, of any race, with ancestry mainly from Mexico and Puerto Rico.[138]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit

    3. St. Louis, MO “The population was about 49.2% African American, 43.9% White (42.2% Non-Hispanic White), 2.9% Asian, 0.3% Native American/Alaska Native, and 2.4% reporting two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.[38]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis

    4. New Haven, CT “The racial makeup of the city is 42.6% White, 35.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 4.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 12.9% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino residents of any race were 27.4% of the population.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Haven,_Connecticut

    5. Memphis, TN “According to the 2006–2008 American Community Survey, the racial composition of Memphis was:[24] Black or African American: 62.6%, White: 31.7% (Non-Hispanic Whites: 29.5%), Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 5.0%
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memphis,_Tennessee

    • mistermark123

      Thank you, John. I was just going to post that information, if no one else had. Glad you did it.

    • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

      Your stats — if Flint is representative — are 11 years out of date. As of the 2011 Census estimate, Flint is 56.6 percent black, 37.4 percent white, 3.9 percent Latino ….
      http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/26/2629000.html

      • JohnEngelman

        Thank you. What matters is that what Jared Taylor wrote in “The Color of Crime” is true.

        I was attracted to American Renaissance when someone told me to read Tim Wise’s “The Color of Deception.”

        http://www.timwise.org/2004/11/race-crime-and-sloppy-social-science/

        That is an effort to refute Jared Taylor’s essay. Tim Wise’s reasoning was so feeble I concluded upon reading his essay that “The Color of Crime” would be convincing. It is.

        I wish Tim Wise would move to a black neighborhood. He would learn a few things. He has made a good living telling liberals what they want to believe. Affluent whites come in contact with few blacks. Those few are either exceptional, or they occupy subordinate positions without resentment.

        To learn what most blacks are really like it is usually necessary to see them up close every day on terms of approximate equality in an environment where they are in the clear majority.

        When blacks are in the minority most try to behave. When they are in the majority most behave they way they want to behave. Many do not want to behave well.

        • ye ol’ swampyankee

          I believe many whites are at least subconsciously aware of the proportion factor. Meaning, they like to play their inclusion game as long as the non- white residential population remains disproportionally small in comparison to the existing overwhelmingly white residential population.

          It’s a dangerous game they play though. Once the threshold is breached, there’s almost no way to get the genie back in the bottle.

          Fortunately, affluent whites in the Midwest and particularly the northeastern US, are usually pretty wise in keeping the racial bottle corked. Strict zoning regulations and a strong historical legacy of racial and economic residential separation, does much to keep non- white percentages negligible outside the urban demographic.

          Those readers from states like NJ, MA, CT & NY. probably grasp what I driving at best.

        • bluffcreek1967

          Excellent points John!

          • JohnEngelman

            Thank you. The high black rate of violent crime can be explained by the fact that fewer generations separate them from a hunter gatherer existence. During the paleolithic era – which lasted about two and a half million years – warfare was far more lethal than it has been since. The best hunters and warriors had the most wives, and consequently the most children. Their sons inherited their skill in and love of lethal violence.

            The criminal justice systems of civilized nations removes the more aggressive males from the gene pool.

          • Morris Thecat

            You are making assumptions here that are not valid. One is that black crime is due solely to aggression. The other is that there are some “good” blacks. You could not be more wrong. You need to read “Morality and Abstract Thinking – How Africans may differ from Westerners”
            IT is an article that should be in the AmRen archives but it can also be found at several places if one does a google search. Be sure to read the part about “moral blindness”. You see, it is not just the violent offenders-of which there are proportionately many times more in the black population, it is the WHOLE population, the whole mode of thinking that is different. What is important is an “internal” morality, which whites develop by the time they are 11, no black person EVER develops this. If they have not committed crime it has only ever been the prospect of punishment that has held them back. This is one reason why, while crime has always been higher in the black population, it exploded after the sixties and seventies when the legal authorities where handicapped by liberal ideology.

          • JohnEngelman

            You are making assumptions here that are not valid. One is that black crime is due solely to aggression. The other is that there are some “good” blacks.

            - Morris Thecat

            I know there are good blacks, because I have known several as friends. One of the most fascinating friends I ever had was a black college professor who taught at Howard University.

            Because he was attractive and charming half the girls in his freshman English class were infatuated with him. He had too much integrity to exploit that, however.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            Except for the exceptionally bright and charismatic ones. I’m off the hook in that respect, as I couldn’t lead a sailor into a brothel.

    • A Multiracial Ph.D Student

      John,

      What is the deal with Barbados? This nation is 80% Black and is ranked 47th on the Human Development Index. A very high ranking.

      • JohnEngelman

        According to the chart here Barbados has a yearly murder rate of 11.3 per 100,000 inhabitants. In the United States it is 4.2 per 100,000 inhabitants. A number of sub Saharan countries have lower murder rates, but I question how accurate those figures are.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

        According to The CIA World Factbook, the per capita gross domestic product for Barbados is $ 25,000. That is higher than it is in a number of European countries, and South American countries with largely European populations, such as Argentina and Chile.

        https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2004rank.html?countryName=Barbados&countryCode=bb&regionCode=cam&rank=55#bb

        The fact that Barbados is part of the British Commonwealth helps. So does the tourist industry.

        • A Multiracial Ph.D Student

          So……if the dials are turned just so you can get a reasonably stable Black society?

          • JohnEngelman

            A black majority country can have a higher per capita gross domestic product than some white majority countries. It can have regular contested elections. If it claims a murder rate lower than 10 per 100,000, like Haiti does, I question the accuracy of the statistics.

          • libs are scum

            Is this liberal freak lonely pos and wants somebody to converse with after midnight? Looking for a homosexual encounter? Get lost pedophile.

          • Post Doctorate Philosopher

            If by dials you mean a eugenics program then you may be onto something.

          • Morris Thecat

            If you have massive white investment in a tourist industry then you can have a land where blacks still rape rob and kill while the industry still brings home money.

      • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

        Outlier? Ibo Nigerians are somewhat worth writing home about. If you’re in the western world and you have an immigrant black math teacher or professor who teaches anything close to advanced math at least, he (and they’re virtually all men) is all but certain to be Ibo Nigerian. Remember, the “Biafran Civil War” was basically an attempt at Ibo secession from Nigeria in general.

        • IstvanIN

          Aren’t the Ibo largely Christian?

          • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

            Unsure, but religion is irrelevant to the point I’m trying to make. I think it has far more to do with Ibo having significantly higher IQs than other Western Africans.

        • A Multiracial Ph.D Student

          Of course doesn’t this mean that if the formula is just right you can get a stable Black society?

          • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

            At what cost to our society and civilization?

          • A Multiracial Ph.D Student

            The cost may sound prohibitive, but think of the long term benefits of: lower homicide rate (which will lower police costs), lower rates of rape (which will lower medical costs), lower rates of fertility (which will lower government spending on assistance programs), etc. The real figure in dollars might beyond all reckoning. I happen to think the most significant (and likely to ultimately be successful) way of helping Blacks is to get everyone to admit the truth about race and IQ.

          • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

            But it doesn’t have to “cost” us. Blacks over there, whites over here. Blacks in an environment conducive to their biology and genetic imperative, whites ditto. To the extent blacks stay with us, or to the extent we let them, everyone knows the score, and know who’s society this is really.

            Otherwise, you’re consigning us to the same expensive B.R.A. system that has prevented us from sending people to Mars.

      • Gotsumpnferya

        Answer : UK

      • Sherman_McCoy

        A very good question, to which an Amren editorial should be dedicated. Blacks are a very troublesome part of the world population. There are, as Fred Reed has said, “a failed race under custodial care.” If there are solutions to be found in Barbados, by all means, we should do so.

        • Morris Thecat

          There is no solution to be found in Barbados. It’s wealth comes from OUTSIDE, the blacks there are just the same old violent parasites only feeding off of a large economy maintained by foreign whites.

      • Caracal

        The Barbados Island? That’s your rebuttal to the overwhelming dysfunction and rampant poverty found in all other black countries ?

        Please, don’t make me laugh ! That so-called “nation” has only 285,000 people and is just 166 square miles. A quick check would have also confirmed that most of its “human development” comes from WHITE TOURISM and as usual billions of FOREIGN INVESTMENT since it is nothing more than an off shore business and tax haven, especially from and for WHITE Canadian companies.

        http://ezinearticles.com/?Barbados:-Canadas-Offshore-Business-Paradise&id=6419943

        http://investbarbados.org/

        • Morris Thecat

          People who praise the wonders of doing business in a country like Barbados should read about the History of the Revereware company. Specifically about it’s entanglement with an operation in Jamaica. Revereware decided to start using aluminum in place of copper, as it became more difficult for it to obtain copper, due to the government controlling the price. It set up a bauxite mine in Jamaica and a smelting operation in the states, I believe in Alabama. The output of the mine was unreliable ( no surprise there-black workers) and the smelting plant had much expensive downtime due to this fact. Then the Jamaican government decided to double the levies on the bauxite mines that the Revereware corporation built there. The bauxite operations became an total money loser for Revereware. The US government would not allow Revereware to exit from it’s contracts with the Jamaican government even though the Jamaican government changed the conditions. This led to the bankruptcy of a once great AMerican company.
          The Jamaicans do what blacks always do, they tried to loot an entity or person with money. They killed the golden goose. The government, being black, was very corrupt and as such money was disappearing and debt was increasing. It is the same story with every black run city or town in the US. Barbados just hasn’t reached the point where they go looting the corporations that are there. It will happen though.

  • JackKrak

    Hmm. Who knew that you could draw a straight line from the decline of the auto industry & the housing bubble to robberies & murders?
    It’s funny how the same people who can see racism in the way that waves break on the shore cannot see any connection between a city’s black population and the crime rate.

    • Ulick

      They can see that blacks commit the crime, but they either don’t have the stones to say it or they’ve bought into the false religion that but for poverty and institutional racism all blacks would be saints and Rhodes Scholars.

      • Luis

        EXACTLY right, Jack and Ulick. Even if they can see it, they’ll STILL blame other factors.

    • Tom_in_Miami

      [With] 36 percent of its population living below the poverty line, gang activity and drugs have hit Flint hard.” I was thinking the same thing. How does the decline of the auto industry make the youth join gangs and start robbing and murdering? Could there be another explanation?

      • blight14

        Why indeed there is, its called DNA…………Have a lib/prog/denier explain Haiti, once the crown jewel of the Caribbean under white rule……after the natives massacred the whites, its been in its current state ever since….I LOVE to corner a race denier with the Haiti scenario and then ask them if they see a similar correlation to Detroit/Gary/Camden/etc…..like Pavlovs dogs, they can instantly ‘explain’ that there is no racial basis to the failures, blah blah blah…..

        • rebelcelt

          Really put them on the spot. Make them name a city (anywhere in the world) that was poor then became prosperous BECAUSE a bunch of blacks moved there.

  • Hugo

    Once a city becomes 100% black, there is no one left to steal from. Of course there is always assualt just for assualt’s sake. Some enterprising social worker needs to graf out a “Laffer” curve that shows the demographic sweet spot for black on white crime.

    • Luis

      In Detroit, thieves stole the copper wiring from the Kronk boxing gym. You’d think that the Kronk gym would be hailed as a landmark, since Thomas Hearns trained here.

  • Luca

    Anytime, the black or hispanic demographic in any American city gets over 10% you will have a problem with gangs and crime. It’s as dependable as the law of gravity.

    • dukem1

      Hispanic parents don’t like their kids to inter-marry with blacks…they’re afraid the grandkids will be too lazy to steal!
      (I may have got that joke backwards, but it’s funny either way, I think.)

  • So CAL Snowman

    Yeah but the most dangerous STATE has to be mexifornia right? We have the most criminals in the entire country, I mean just about every single mexican is an anchor or an illegal.

    • Luca

      And the most liberals. They are the criminal enablers.

  • guest

    How is it that the cities that are most “enriched with diversity” are also the ones that are the most dangerous? If you were to ask that to a liberal, the only sound you’ll most likely hear is that of chirping crickets as liberals never seem to have an answer to that question.

    • dhs

      The liberals do have an answer: You are a racist! Racist! Racist!

      • Nathanwartooth

        Institutionalized racism. The answer for everything.

        Oh besides yelling racist at everyone, haha.

  • pcmustgo

    Did you hear about YALE OFFERING ALL STUDENTS IN NEW HAVEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITH 3.0 GPAS OR ABOVE FREE COLLEGE TUITION TO ANY STATE SCHOOL OF THEIR CHOICE????? Yale is really giving a lot there…

    We shall see if it makes a difference or just creates more useless college grads who can’t find work.

    • pcmustgo

      $$$$$

    • pcmustgo

      They will also automatically let the kid into Yale and pay a certain percentage of Yale tuition or something… or they can choose a state school and go 100% for free. Also have to have no disicpinary problems.

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      Good. Does this mean that whatever Yale pays we don’t have to pay as much? (Probably not.)

  • steve785

    Why doesn’t Michael Moore set the rest of us a good example in conquering “racial fears” and return to his hometown?

    • StillModerated

      Because his parents joined the White flight to suburbia.

      • Dom

        But don+t he have enough years to legally emancipate himself? Or he is to young for liberal to live on his own?

  • JohnEngelman

    Neighborhood Scout rates cities from 0 to 100 with 100 being safest.

    According to Neighborhood Scout, Flint, Michigan rates 1.

    http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/mi/flint/crime/

    Memphis, TN rates 2.

    http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/tn/memphis/crime/

    It is somewhat misleading, because it counts property crime the same way as violent crime. You lose money and property both ways. The difference is that with violent crime you are likely to be hurt, perhaps killed.

    For example, it rates Salt Lake City, Utah as 2. Nevertheless, the rate of violent crime is much lower there.

    http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ut/salt-lake-city/crime/

    It is still a useful tool in finding out how dangerous a city is.

    Here is another website listing city crime rates.

    http://www.morganquitno.com/cit07pop.htm#25

  • Epiminondas

    Ebonics. The language of crime.

    • dukem1

      Ebonic.

    • bluffcreek1967

      There’s much truth in your statement! There are often subtle clues (and some not so subtle) that indicate the type or quality of person you’re talking to. If they’re speaking Ebonics (not good), if they tip their baseball cap sideways (not good), if their pants are sagging below their crotch area (not good), if they’re constantly saying “Nomesayin?” (not good), and if they’re asking you for money (not good).

      • Tim

        When I first moved to the country I asked a neighbor what it takes to get along. He told me, “Keep your yard mowed, don`t ask to borrow money and drink indoors…”

        • Morris Thecat

          That’s another way of saying, “whites only”. Their neighborhoods are unkempt, unmaintained, decaying places. They ask to borrow everything AND they break in and take what they want. They drink and do drugs on the street.

      • Gracchus123

        And if they’re black, probably not good.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        What about the good cues?

        I would start with speaking proper English, being clean and wearing clean (even if old) clothing, having one’s shirt tucked in, taking one’s hat off immediately in warm weather or if one is going to be indoors any length of time in cold weather, not using expletives in front of women, children or in a work setting; the list goes on and on.

  • tickyul

    Demorats and their Urban American stormtroopers have destroyed city after city in this once fine country.

    • Morris Thecat

      I like to watch movies from the forties and see the wonderful bustling cities, clean, safe, white, and where the white people had decorum and modesty, the women were housewives, mothers, and some young working women who people knew were planning on being a housewife and mother.

      • tickyul

        Yes, you bring up a sad point about what used to be. This country is now a creepy mess filled with a ton of yucky people. I live in a mostly white city and it is filled to the brim with tweaked out zombies. Don’t let me get started on the Urban American problem/nightmare.

  • Dixiecrat

    A quick internet search of murder rates reveals the cities with the highest murder rates also have the highest black population; the lower the black pop. the lower the murder rate. It did not coincide with TOTAL population. Or with other “minority” populations, in fact El Paso TX (80% Hispanic) has one of the lowest murder rates, its also less than 3% black.

  • MerlinV

    All one needs to know is the racial makeup of any large city to determine how safe the city is. It speaks volumes. Somehow, the media people never seem to make any connection there. No, its drugs, or poverty, etc etc.

    You White folks out there, just keep pretending race doesn’t have real consequences. ALL races know better except for ours it seems.

  • PesachPatriot

    New Haven CT has been bad news for a while now. Back in the 90′s there was a string of incidents of yale students being robbed, assaulted or raped a few blocks from their campus…I don’t think any were actually killed though, but the ghetto creeps right up to the edge of one of america’s most prestigious universities. Newburgh NY is also awful and should be avoided. I’m surprised miami didn’t make the list…outside of bal harbour, the tourist traps on south beach and a few nice blocks downtown most of the city is the 3rd world.

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      Yale student Christian Prince was murdered just off campus in February 1991 by a black teen looking to “rob a cracker.” The shooter got 9 years in prison.

  • bigone4u

    Not to rain on anyone’s parade, but back in the 60s when I was a kid, a man who was in his 60s at the time, a man who despised blacks and jews, explained to me that the blacks in New Orleans were so out of control because the cops, all white in his lifetime, ignored all black on black crime. They would arrest blacks who committed crimes against whites, but if a black called in a police report that black would be ignored. I suspect what he told me was true because the cops despised blacks and did not care. Thus, this history of allowing black on black crime has come back to haunt us all since I think what was true in New Orleans would have been true in many places.

    • http://www.awpn.net/ Celestial Time

      So, as sure as the sun will rise tomorrow, the blame will be placed with White Privilege and the plot of evil Whitey to keep the black people down?

      Why do certain idiosyncrasies and violent tendencies hold true for black in New Orleans just as they do in Detroit, Seattle, London, Paris, Stockholm, and practically any other city or region where black people are allowed to walk freely?

    • KevinPhillipsBong

      Q: Why are so many blacks in prison?
      A: White cops unfairly single them out.

      Q: Why is there so much crime in black neighborhoods?
      A: White cops unfairly ignore them.

      So which is it?

    • Dixiecrat

      So a story told to you as a child in the 60′s, by a cop in New Orleans, somehow explains ALL dysfunctional black behaviour in the US some 40+ years later?

  • robinbishop34

    As a resident of St. Louis I want to make an important point about our perpetually high score on the ‘most dangerous’ achievement list. While it is embarrassing as hell, the statistics are misleading because St. Louis city does not reside within St. Louis county. Therefore the crime rate for the relatively small city population is what is used as opposed to the overall metropolitan area of about 2.5 million people. In the 50′s the population of the city was over 1 million; today it’s about 350,000. Any guesses why the drastic drop?

    Don’t get me wrong, every single night there are stories of murders, rapes, assaults, etc on the news from known ‘code word’ areas but I could easily walk my 8 pound pooch down the street in the suburbs w/o any fear. While it was a bit before my time, the movie ’16 Candles’ would accurately portray my life in suburban St. Louis.

  • Gotsumpnferya

    Flint/Detroit………….. Populated by the very finest of society.

  • kramer

    any urban place you have a a lot of africans and mexicans is always the most dangerous.

  • http://www.awpn.net/ Celestial Time

    I wonder what we would learn from a list of the 25 most dangerous cities in the world?

  • Raptor Jesus

    Race and culture don’t matter. Right?

  • Gracchus123

    Institutional racism caused by White privilege is the root cause of black crime in America.

    • OlderWoman

      Hahahaha! Kool-aid drinker.

    • http://www.awpn.net/ Celestial Time

      So what’s the cause of black crime outside of America?

      That kind of reasoning supports the notion that humans can expect to see black criminality and destruction of civilized society from now til the end of time. Or is it like saying that if you get rid of all the White people, then black people will act civilized?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rusty-Shackelford/1434757800 Rusty Shackelford

      Did you copy that from your freshman year sociology textbook?

  • MekongDelta69

    I came late to this one.

    Suggestion (as I always make here):
    In addition to posting here, do what I do. I (almost) always post on the original article’s site, or if there’s no place to do that, I (almost) always email the author of the original article.

    And I always leave AmRen’s link to their article.

  • Ronda

    All 5 Cities were won by Obama

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      Obama won Allegheny County PA (Pittsburgh) and Multnomah County OR (Portland), two relatively non-crummy cities.

      Must I keep banging the drums? Race, not partisan voting demographics.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    AARP is an anti-gun organization and makes no bones about it. No suprise here that they pretend not to understand the real reasons why these places are dangerous.

  • Ted Jankowski

    If our politicians really wanted to help Michigan. they’d either reopen or build some brand new prisons. Here in Flint they “don’t want to just put people in Jail” Well Neither do I! I want to put criminals in JAIL. Genesee County has had an over crowded jail for years. And not one of our elected officials will even discuss building one the size of what we need. In Fact they knew it was going to be too small when they built the current one 20 some years ago. Recently the State cut back on revenue sharing with the city’s. So it’s all our fault in Flint. We get grants and special money for the State to hire more state police officers to chase around the same criminals over and over and over again! Since Flint is mostly a black population I wonder sometimes if that’s the reason the State of Michigan keeps making our judges put these criminals right back out on the streets.