Stop The Violence: The FBI Releases An Updated List Of America’s Top 20 Most Dangerous Cities In 2012!!!

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FBI Lists Top 20 Most Dangerous Cities In America In 2012

A few months ago, we presented you the top 10 most dangerous cities in America. Today, the FBI has released an updated version of that list and many cities that were listed before have either put the guns down, or picked more up.

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Thursday, the FBI released their list of the top 25 most dangerous cities in America; the most recent report reveals that overall crime is down across the United States and is currently at a five-year low.

Each year, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) compiles the data collection of crime in the US, which includes violent crimes, rapes and robberies. The report only includes cities that have at least 100,000 residents.

A violent crime is described as “murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault” according to the FBI.

Hit the flip side to find out if your hometown has become more violent or more peaceful since the last statistics were compiled.

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20. Newark, NJ

1,166 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

19. Nashville, TN

1,181 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

18. Philadelphia, PA

1,193 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

17. Miami, FL

1,198 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

16. Kansas City, MO

1,200 violent crimes per 100,000.

15. Buffalo, NY

1,238 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

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    14. Harford, CT

    1,311 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

    13. New Haven, CT

    1,344 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

    12. Cleveland, OH

    1,366 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

    11. Rockford, IL

    1,373 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

    10. Stockton, CA

    1,408 violent crimes per 100,000 people

    9. Baltimore, MD

    1,417 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

    8. Atlanta, GA

    1,433 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

    7. Birmingham, AL

    1,483 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

    6. Little Rock, AR

    1,490 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

    5. Memphis, TN

    1,584 violent crimes per 100,000 people, and 61 forcible rapes per 100,000 people.

    4. Oakland, CA

    1,683 violent crimes per 100,000 people, and 26.3 murders per 100,000 people over the last year.

    3. St.Louis, MO

    1,857 violent crimes per 100,000 people, and 58.7 forcible rapes per 100,000 people.

    2. Detroit, MI

    2,137 violent crimes per 100,000 people, and 48.2 murders per 100,000 people took place over the last year in Detroit.

    1. Flint, MI

    2,337 violent crimes per 100,000 people; 83 forcible rapes were reported per 100,000 people in Flint over the last year.

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