St. Louis, Atlanta Top Most Dangerous Cities In America List For 2011
Written by: Trill Chris
The list of most dangerous cities in America for 2011 has been revealed and there are some surprising cities who made the top 10.
Some surprising cities that made the list include Birmingham and Memphis, whose metropolitan areas barely amount to over 1million residents in the population. Orlando, Kansas City and Cleveland are also major surprises, with all of their metro’s equaling only around 2million people. The top 6 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., which include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Philadelphia, were all left off of the list.
The statistics used in the calculation of America’s most dangerous cities come from the FBI and include statistics for crimes such as number of rapes, robberies, theft and murder. The cities are ranked by an index score of 100, which represents the national average. The stats were accumulated over a seven year period, starting in 2003 and ending at the end of December 2010.
If your city is on one of the ones mentioned on the list the FBI encourages you not to be too alarmed as there may be varying factors.
“One city may report more crime than a comparable one, not because there is more crime, but rather because its law enforcement agency, through proactive efforts, identifies more offenses”.
Check out the 11 most dangerous cities in America list below:
1. St. Louis (530) est. metro population 2.9 million
2. Atlanta (484) est. metro population 5.4 million
3. Birmingham (380)* est. metro population 1.2 million
3. Orlando (380)* est. metro population 2 million
5. Detroit (369) est. metro population 5.3 million
6. Memphis (361) est. metro population 1.3million
7. Miami (346) est. metro population 5.5 million
8. Baltimore (339) est. metro population 2.7 million
9. Kansas City (337) est. metro population 2 million
10. Minneapolis (331)* est. metro population 3.3 million
10. Cleveland (331)* est. metro population 2.25 million