The 25 Most Dangerous Cities in America

Abby Rogers, Yahoo! Finance, November 1, 2012

Every year the FBI compiles a giant collection of data on crime in America. {snip}


The FBI defines violent crime as murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

We’ve rounded up the most dangerous cities in America based on the number of violent crimes per 100,000 people reported for each city. We only considered cities with 100,000 residents or more.

1. Flint, Mich.

Flint reported 2,337 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


[Ed.: 56.6% black, 3.9% Hispanic.]

2. Detroit, Mich.


The city also reported 48.2 murders per 100,000 people. The national average is 4.7 murders per 100,000 people.

[Ed.: 82.7% black, 6.8% Hispanic.]

3. St. Louis, Mo.


The city also reported 58.7 forcible rapes per 100,000 people. The national average is 26.8 forcible rapes per 100,000 people.’

[Ed.: 49.2% black, 3.5% Hispanic.]

4. Oakland, Calif.

Oakland reported 1,683 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

[Ed.:28% black, 25.4% Hispanic.]


5. Memphis, Tenn.


The city also reported 61 forcible rapes per 100,000 people. The national average is 26.8 forcible rapes per 100,000 people.

[Ed.:63.3% black, 6.5% Hispanic.]

6. Little Rock, Ark.


The city also reported 440 robberies per 100,000 people. The national average is 113.7 robberies per 100,000 people.

[Ed.: 42.3% black, 6.8% Hispanic.]

7. Birmingham, Ala.


The city also reported 853 [Ed: 85.3?] forcible rapes per 100,000 people. The national average is 26.8 forcible rapes for 100,000 people.

[Ed.:62.5% black, 1.6% Hispanic.]

8. Atlanta, Ga.

Atlanta reported 1,433 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


[Ed.:54% black, 5.2% Hispanic.]

9. Baltimore, Md.


The city also reported 31.3 murders per 100,000 people. The national average is 4.7 murders per 100,000 people.

[Ed.: 63.7% black, 4.2% Hispanic.]

10. Stockton, Calif.


The city also reported 448.3 robberies per 100,000 people. The national average is 113.7 robberies per 100,000 people.

[Ed.: 12.2% black, 40.3% Hispanic.]

[Editor’s Note: The full list is available here. The demographic breakdowns above are from 2010 census data.]

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  • What is the point in saying a city is 48% black? From what I have seen with my travels about, a city is really 100% black when it is said to be “48” percent.

    I guess that there must be areas within the city limits proper that still have majority White areas.  

    (Oh, I capitalize “White” but never “black”.  It’s a White thing.)

    I drive “around” areas that are 100% black.  It appears to me that once an area gets about 15%-20% black (you see Africans walking about without trying to look for them),  it becomes 100% black. 

    It is either, thus, 15% or 100% but never “48%”.  Maybe it is f”48%” for about 24 hours as it transforms from 15%to 100%.

    • You are absolutely correct. Take a look at this map.

    • Detroit_WASP

      You are right.  I saw a TV show on PBS once that did a study here in Michigan.  It said once a neighborhood turns 20% black, whites will no longer buy a home there.   All down-hill from there. 

      The jest of the show was that whitey is racist….and of course left out the soaring crime stats as the area changes.  

      • I think it depends on whether the neighborhood is in the process of gentrification. The majority of those who buy homes in gentrified area are mostly young whites, who buy older homes and rehab them and live there. They are resented by their black neighbors.

        • Detroit_WASP

          Crystal,  That is also true.   I was talking to a white hipster moving back into Detroit.  He told me it was all about “population density” 

          I other words, there are parts of Detroit ripe for gentrification.  These areas are bombed out, many to most houses gone.

          Whites choose these areas to move to because there are far fewer blacks to rob them as they walk from their car into their house.

          These are the areas that have been black for 30+ years and have come full circle.  Many old blacks live in these areas, no young men to rob you.  The young blacks move out seeking better schools which the ultimately destroy.  Old blacks stay in these areas because they generally have not kids but may have grand kids to raise.  

          On the other hand, newly black areas tend to be younger blacks, more crime.  White hipsters avoid these areas.

  • Indianapolis is considering a rail system linking high-crime urban areas to northeast Whiteopia. 
    I’m guessing the white folks won’t be taking the rail to the high-crime urban areas. 

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Los Angeles too — the new “metro” line will go straight from the MOST Hispanic, 3rd world “underserved” areas straight to the uber-wealthy, uber-lefty West Side of LA — all so non-Whites can get to the beach, quickly and in comfort –straight to Santa Monica, that is.

      Hope it’s completed ASAP so MS-13 can access new territory…


  • Michael_C_Scott

    It looks like that bit about NAMs not cooperating with police is having exactly the effect one would expect.

  • I just couldn’t be a police officer in a majority black or mexican city. I’d just figure why bother? I honestly don’t care what they do to one another. I could just never be passionate about helping them. I also don’t stick my hands into viper pits and separate the vipers. It’s just what they do.

    • if I were a police officer, I’d work without salary as long as they paid for my ammunition.

  • furiousowl

    Check the comments in the original article.

    ” What do these cities have in common?”

    “Lots of black folk.”

  • The AmRen says, “Alternate headline: 25 Cities with Heavily Non-white Populations.” I’d be a more accurate alternate title would be: “25 Cities with Heavily Non-Asian Minority Populations.”

    AmRen should be: “where you get the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about racial issues from a pro-white perspective.”

    • The__Bobster

      Why do you non-pro-White Sinophiles have to keep going off-topic? We all knew what the headline meant.

  • The ONE good thing about being White in L.A. is that you can do WHATEVER you want!  My buddy has a little saying, “If you’re White in L.A. you can get away with murder.”  The cops here just don’t look twice at White people, as they have much blacker and browner fish to fry.  You can joyride down the middle of Figueroa at 2 in the morning, running red lights and speeding, and the cops will just ignore you.  They know that White people are not a threat and not worth pursuing.

    • The__Bobster

      You’re kidding, right? White people are the only ones who aren’t protected and are thus easy prey for both criminals and the police.

    At 1:30 P.M. or so last Friday a guy was standing at a bus stop when men-without-race attacked and stomped his head such that he is now in a coma. The man who was interviewed sounded like a middle-aged black guy and he seemed astounded at the savagery of the attack, and in broad daylight no less. While later in the interview the fuzz assert that they are looking for a motive for the attack, the earlier interviewee made it plain that the group did not know this kid and that he told them that he did not want to fight.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      I read the linked article you posted.  What is amazing is that this not only took place in broad daylight but also that NO ONE intervened.  The poor guy is now in a coma from having his head stomped while these feral beasts remain free — if this were a dog attack, it would have been bigger news and the dogs would be in custody on “death row.”

      After last night’s results, stories like this will become increasingly frequent.


    • FTA:  “The guy was already knocked unconscious and the guy sat there and held his feet while his homeboy just started stomping on his head,…”

      The use of the word “homeboy” by a witness from among those doing the attacking says everything you need to know.

  • What surprized me is that Nashville, TN was listed on this list and it is predominately white.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    I see Stockton, California has joined the big leagues.  

    Not surprising — this is the end result of Stockton’s bankruptcy and decades of democrat rule.  The city has been forced to cut tens of million of dollars from its budget, mostly targeting law enforcement.  The police force has been reduced by 30%


    Last weekend, the city notched up its 60th murder of the year, up from 24 for all of 2008. Your chances of becoming a victim of a violent crime such as murder, rape, robbery or assault are 1 in 70, which is nearly four times higher than the national average.

    Your chances of being the victim of a property crime are even more likely, with 1 in every 17 residents of the city facing the prospect of having their house broken into or car stolen this year

    Victor David Hansen, the best chronicler of California’s Central Valley has this to say:  

    No society can successfully absorb some 6-7 million illegal aliens, in less than two decades, the vast majority without English, legality, or education from the poorer provinces of Mexico, the arrivals subsidized by state entitlements while sending billions in remittances back to Mexico — all in a politicized climate where dissent is demonized as racism. This state of affairs is especially true when the host has given up on…basic requirements of lawful citizenship.

    There are many more “Stocktons” up and down the state of California in the same situation, including Los Angeles.


  • On the Forbes list, Buffalo, NY was 10. On this list, we only made it to 15.

    As the minority population increases, I’m sure we’ll move up the list.

  • I find it hard to believe that Chicago did not make the list…

    • oddattributes

      Chicago is only insanely dangerous in the media. It isn’t even in the top 25 most dangerous cities in the U.S. people get murdered everyday but they all don’t make the news. People are focusing on Chicago now, so it’s seems more extreme and out of the blue because people that are not from Chicago did and do not know what goes on there. With Chief Keef and other young thugs coming from the city, people began to think that’s what Chicago is – what he represents but that’s not even the case. Chicago is only as dangerous as the media makes it out to be. If there was no big, exaggerated media focus on Chicago right now, no one would know anything about the murder rate.

    • MBlanc46

      There are places on the South and West sides where a white person would be assaulted within minutes. But most of the North side (especially now that Cabrini Green has been demolished) is about as safe as any big city can be.

  • Our America is NOT this America.

    •  For the past several years, I’ve been calling leftists, liberals, and their assorted pets anti-American; but after yesterday’s election results I’m beginning to believe that we’re living in a new America, and I’m the one who is anti-American.

      • vladdy1

        About that: Anyone else astonished by the odds of all swing states going for obama? (OH, PA, ,VA, NH, FL, CO, WI) Wow, and add to that the fact that every pundit from Barone to Morris to Rove was not even CLOSE in their predictions — Wonder if this election will disapear into history like the facts about who obama really is, or if it’ll be like Nixon, where he got re-elected by a bunch and then forced to resign later? Problem was, the press hated Nixon, where they are in bed with BO.

  • evola33

    Surprised Philly or Camden didn’t make the list. Gotta be close.
    On a related note, still haven’t found further info on the beating of John Mason in Baltimore.
    Anyone have more info on the perps?

  • Howard_W_Campbell

    Will any of the major cities that have clean (and working) mostly white suburbs do side by side comparisons? My first acid test is: can you walk through your neighborhood at 3 AM and be left alone? Then we look at schools and a number of other things. KC MO has some very well to do cities in the metro area that are primarily white. There is minimal crime and a decent standard of living. Whenever a place is picked as Money Magazines top 100 places to live; is that putting a target on their back? The towns that make this list tend to lack diversity.

    At present, the kids from the Kansas City Public Schools cannot be bused across the state line to Overland Park.  With an Obama win, the regional equity thing may be shoved down our throats. Time to start looking at ND, SD, MT, etc.

  • tealiberal

    One of the most disturbing things about violence here in NJ — in Newark, Camden, and New Brunswick, and Asbury Park — is that you hardly hear about murders by blacks in the news.

    I remember when I attended Rutgers University (not for long) there were FOUR (4) shootings in ONE night right on the main college campus, College Ave.

    Wanna know why there were 4 shootings? Because Pitbull was invited as an entertainer for Rutgers Day, a once annual celebration (got cancelled because of the shootings).

    NOT ONE MAINSTREAM MEDIA SOURCE reported ANY of the FOUR (4) shootings. Only local stations mentioned them.

    Why in God’s name does the mainstream media ignore four shootings on a college campus in one night?

    Oh, because it was ALL black people shooting.

    Asbury Park (1.6 square miles, 51.35% (8,275) African American):

    There is a map on the internet showing all of the shootings that happened there in that 1.6-square-mile radius since the beginning of 2012. I haven’t looked recently, but I believe it is well over one-hundred.

    One of the shootings this year was of an eleven-year-old girl. She got shot in the head. Mainstream media said nothing.

    Every week someone gets shot there — in a town so small that you could jog through it.

  • Pelayo

    Hey. No Fair! What about Philadelphia, the home of Samir King Shabazz who will soon be directing the extermination of “Crackuhs and their little babies”?
    All you expectant mom White women , unless you’re expecting a complicated delivery, I seriously suggest that you consider the “Midwife” option. We’re not talking about the old lady down the street who also reads bird etrails. Midwives are now trained professionals.
    The NBPP want to kill your little babies right in the hospital nurseries. And now that BHO is in for another 4 years and perhaps more, Eric (my people) Holder will not prosecute them.

  • youhavetherighttoremainsilent

     white man beaten into coma for sport by 8 blacks broad daylight baltimore