Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Detroit No Longer America's Most Dangerous City

According to a new study out by Morgan Quitno Press, Detroit has been surpassed by Camden, NJ, as America's most dangerous city. The study - which looked at 354 cities across the U.S. with populations greater than 75,000 - based its rankings upon 2003 crime rates in six different areas: murder, aggravated assault, rape, robbery, burglary and auto theft. Crime data came exclusively from city filings with the FBI.

Camden and Detroit fell into the first and second most-dangerous slots, respectively. They were followed in descending order by Atlanta, St. Louis, Gary, IN, Washington, DC, and Hartford, CT.

Morgan Quitno Press is an independent, private research firm based out of Kansas. It began publishing reference books which looked at comparison results amongst cities and states in 1990. Its reference books can be found at most public libraries across the nation.