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Thursday, 21 June, 2012 10:07 AM

Flint is most violent city in America; Detroit drops to second

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Flint, Mich. was named as the most violent city in America.

 

by Garrett Godwin
ggodwin82@yahoo.com

 

 

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FLINT, Mich. -- It may have dodge the bullet of financial suicide, but Detroit has made the list for being one of the most dangerous cities in the United States two years in a row.

However, the Motor City is surprisingly ranked second, despite having as unemployment reaching near 20 percent; there have been 135 murders so far this past year.

According to website 24/7 Wall St. Wire, findings from the FBI show that not only does Flint have the most number of violent crimes in the nation, but it also has the second-highest rate of murder, along with higher statistics of arson, burglary, and aggravated assault.

"There are too many guns on the street and it's easy for individuals with evil motives to take another human being's life," Flint mayor Dayne Walling stated.

Last year, 344 murders were reported in Detroit, while there were 52 over in Flint.

 

Most Violent Cities in America
1 Flint, Mich. (Pop.: 102,357)
2 Detroit, Mich. (Pop.: 713,239)
3. St. Louis, Mo. (Pop.: 320,454)
4. Oakland, Calif. (Pop.: 395,317)
5. Memphis, Tenn. (Pop.: 652,725)
6. Little Rock, Ark. (Pop.: 194,988)
7. Birmingham, Ala. (Pop.:213, 258)
8. Atlanta, Ga. (Pop.: 425,533)
9. Baltimore, Md. (Pop.: 626,848)
10. Stockton, Calif. (Pop.: 295,136)

For more information, visit http://247wallst.com/2012/06/11/the-most-dangerous-cities-in-america-2

Related Story: Detroit, Flint and Warren ranked as 'miserable' U.S. cities

 

 

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The FBI, U.S. Attorney and DEA are teaming up to lower the crime within the city of Detroit.

 

 

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