Thursday, June 14, 2012

Big Surprise Here: The most dangerous cities in America, 2012, are black.....


New FBI data shows that violent crime rates are improving across America, but among cities with the highest crime problems, murder rates continued to rise in 2011. The FBI finds that violent crime dropped 4% in 2011, compared with a 5.5% drop in 2010. Nationally, the murder rate fell 1.9% from 2010, and robbery, forcible rape and assault fell 4% each.

Yet a 24/7 Wall St. review of 2011 FBI crime data shows that violent crime rose in more than half of the cities that have among the highest rates in the country. In seven of the 10 cities, murder rates increased. In eight of the 10, burglary went up.

Strained budgets are forcing police layoffs that many cities cannot afford to make. More than half of local police departments that responded to a national survey reported cuts in the 2011 fiscal year, according to the Police Executive Research Forum, an organization of police executives from across the country. Many are cutting police forces through planned layoffs and attrition. More than half of the cities with the highest violent crime rates are cutting law enforcement budgets and police forces as well. However, unlike the national picture, the situation is worse for these cities, which depend on tax bases that are shrinking faster than most.

The cities with the highest crime rates tend to have particularly high poverty rates, high unemployment and low median income. Two of the worst-off cities, Flint and Detroit, Mich., both have had well-publicized budget woes. Flint was taken over by an emergency city manager after failing to pay its bills in 2011. Detroit is facing similar budget problems and recently came to a temporary oversight agreement with the state.

While the Detroit Police Department reported no budget cuts for fiscal year 2012, the city is planning a 15% cut next year. Detroit also has one of the highest crime rates in the country.

On its Web site, the FBI cautions against using crime data to compare city violence because rankings tend to be simplistic and ignore factors that influence crime, as well as the different ways crimes are measured and reported. “Data users should not rank locales because there are many factors that cause the nature and type of crime to vary from place to place,” the FBI warns.

Congressional Quarterly, which publishes and analyzes FBI crime statistics each year, referred to crime rate in terms of the “safest” and “most dangerous” cities. However, the publication recently dropped the terms “safe” and “dangerous” because of the concerns of criminologists, Dr. Rachel Boba Santos told 24/7 Wall St.

Despite these objections, Dr. Boba Santos said the data is useful to get a feel for the needs of a particular community and to look at a specific city’s trends on a year-over-year basis. She said the data also is used at the federal level to determine funding resources for different communities, comparing crime rates.

Based on the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, 24/7 Wall St. identified the 10 U.S. cities with populations of 100,000 or more with the highest rates of violent crime per 1,000 residents. Using the estimated populations and crime incidents from UCR, which measures incidents of eight types of violent and nonviolent crime for 2011, 24/7 Wall St. calculated the incidence of the four types of violent crime per 1,000 persons for that year: murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. In addition to crime data, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed median income and poverty rates for these cities from the U.S. Census Bureau for 2010, the most recent available year. We also included average 2011 unemployment rates for these cities, provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

These are the five cities with the highest rates of violent crime.

5. Memphis, Tenn.
Violent crimes per 1,000: 15.8
Population: 652,725
2011 murders: 117
Median income: $37,045
Unemployment rate: 11.1%

In 2011, Memphis defied the national trend of declining crime rates in major U.S. cities. The rate of violent crimes per 1,000 people increased, from 15.4 to 15.8. This was the product of increases in murders, which rose from 89 to 117 cases, and aggravated assault incidents, which rose by 100 cases. A rising unemployment rate, which grew 1.2% to 11.1% in 2011, likely has not helped to reduce criminal behavior.

4. Oakland, Calif.
Violent crimes per 1,000: 16.8
Population: 395,317
2011 murders: 104
Median income: $49,190
Unemployment rate: 15.6%

Oakland historically has been among the most crime-ridden cities in California, with a violent crime rate this year of 16.8 per 1,000 people. There were 14 more murders in 2011 than in 2010, causing Oakland to maintain the ninth-highest murder rate in the country two years in a row. Oakland is the number one city for both robbery and motor vehicle theft rates in the country. Oakland city councilmember Desley Brooks, who wants to allocate $11 million in revenue to the police force, acknowledges the increased violent crime, saying, “we cannot ignore that we have had an increase in violent crime, and so we cannot continue to do the same thing the same way and expect that it’s going to be a different result.”

3. St. Louis, Mo.
Violent crimes per 1,000: 18.6
Population: 320,454
2011 murders: 113
Median income: $32,688
Unemployment rate: 11.7%

Although the total number of murders in the city has decreased by 31 since 2010, crime in St. Louis did not improve overall last year. Violent crime rates in St. Louis have risen dramatically, from 17.5 to 18.6 cases per 1,000 people. And the city’s murder rate is still the fourth highest in the nation, its robbery rate is the fifth highest in the nation and its aggravated assault rate is third highest in the nation. Despite these troubling facts, the St. Louis Police Department recently faced potentially drastic budget cuts that may require the elimination of 100 street-patrolling officer positions through attrition.

2. Detroit, Mich.
Violent crimes per 1,000: 21.4
Population: 713,239
2011 murders: 344
Median income: $25,787
Unemployment rate: 19.9%

Long regarded as one of the poorest cities in the U.S., with a 32.3% poverty rate and nearly 20% unemployment in 2010, Detroit has the second-highest violent crime rate in the country. Homicide increased by 11% in 2011, while robbery and aggravated assault are fourth and second highest in the country, respectively.

In response to an 18% decrease in the Detroit police budget, which will result in the elimination of 380 positions through attrition and early retirement, the city has begun taking steps to decrease police funding by introducing “Virtual Precincts.” The plan, which closes police stations between 4 p.m. and 8 a.m, requires citizens to report non-emergency crime to a call center, and frees up more patrol officers to respond to 911 emergency calls.

1. Flint, Mich.
Violent crimes per 1,000: 23.4
Population: 102,357
2011 murders: 52
Median income: $22,672
Unemployment rate: 18.9%

According to the FBI, no city with more than 100,000 residents had a higher violent crime rate than Flint. In 2011, there were 2,392 incidents of violent crime in Flint, which has a population just above 100,000. That same year, there were just 1,246 violent crimes in all 10 of the safest cities in America — which have 13 times as many residents as Flint among them. Flint has the second-highest murder rate and the highest rates of aggravated assault, burglary and arson in the nation. According to Flint Mayor Dayne Walling, “there are too many guns on the street and it’s easy for individuals with evil motives to take another human being’s life.”

Though the violent crime has long been a problem in Flint, in 2010 the city laid off 20 of its 140 police officers, a decision that diminished both the police’s street presence and response times to crime.

Click here to see the full list of the most dangerous cities in America.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

shitcago has to be in the top 10?

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much the city paid the publisher to keep Chicago off the list.

Anonymous said...

.....Big Surprise.....

NOT!!!!!

CFD said...

Shavey, come on why do you post this bullshit. You know crime in chicago is down, actually all murders that happened yesterday is just a figment of our imaginations. They never happaend, there aint no crime in Shitcago

Anonymous said...

YOU TUBE:

WILLOW GULCH SCUMBAG


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john said...

fbi does not recognize the way the chicago police department counts crime. Has not for a long time, that is the reason you never see chicago's numbers published. no big deal-- pols do their best to hide them.

old retired guy

Out of the car Motherfucker!!! said...

Everyone of these shitholes is run by a Democrat!!! What a fucking surprise!!!!

Anonymous said...

all democrat too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

all democrat too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

@1242,

Yeah, we get it, you're proud of your bs, now go away.

Anonymous said...

congradulations niggers!!!

be proud that the government recognizes you are #1 in: murder
, armed robbery, rape, theft, and all around criminal mayhem.

Anonymous said...

Big surprise here, Democratic cities draw niggers in for the free phones, lunches, housing, and all the other fucking things that are given to them to buy their votes.

Anonymous said...

it 's bush's fault ask barry

Anonymous said...

Do you find it difficult to believe that a direct correlation exists between violent crime rate and a city's percentage of African-American population?

Pct. BLACK population said...

Flint 60%
Detroit 84%

Chicago is 33% black.

SOURCE: 2010 U.S. Census

Anonymous said...

Any town or city that has a majority black population will be rife with chaos, mayhem, murder, rape, arson, and all the other usual side-trappings of the Democrat voting bloc.

I Voted For Obama said...

I will also bet you that all of these cities voted overwhelmingly for Obama.

Anonymous said...

Too funny, except there is one common denominator that is spreading like a malignant cancer.


Be prepared!

Anonymous said...

Chicago has GOT to be verrrrrrrrry close to making a secure spot on THAT list.

Mt Greenwood Hillbilly said...

But every morning they wake yearning to go to a forty hour a week job.

/sarc

Anonymous said...

come on all you niggers, pick up the pace lets make chicago number one in something,so lets pull down our pants,show some ass,and start shootin and remember its for the children.

Anonymous said...

No it's not

Anonymous said...

SEGREGATION IS THE ANSWER.

Demand it BEFORE it's too late, and you're stuck living next to these savages.

countenance said...

I'm a St. Louisan. While crime is bad in St. Louis, (we're the city that invented Knockout Martin Luther King, BTW), I think the reason STL shows up high on these rankings is because the SLPD is under state control, and therefore reports crime stats more honestly. I can never believe that less than half (and falling) St. Louis is anywhere close to being comparably as dangerous as almost all black Detroit. St. Louis City's public finances are nowhere near insolvency, unlike Detroit's.

The King of All Crackers said...

I like how they say that income is a reason for crime and not culture. These were at one time either middle class or fairly industrious cities at one time and now are shit. Detroit until the 1960's was a fairly affuent city. Flint until the 1980's was a industteial city.St Louis was a prsoperous city with shoe factories, breweries and industry second to none making cars and planes. Oakland you would think with the basic legalization with bullshit medical marijuana would be a peaceful city as the liberals have told us when the shit was not a crime. Oakland was always San Francisco's bad cousin though not at these levels. Memphis though has always been the shits except maybe in the 1800's when Mark Twain was on the Big Muddy. It might be a good idea to cut the losses in these areas let them free fall without state or federal help and start from scratch as cities were developed due to some advantage.

Michgan overall has a lower unemploment rate than Illinois at 8.0% in April 2012 to 8.6% in Illinois. (courtesy BOL)

Anonymous said...

YOU TUBE:

WILLOW GULCH SCUMBAG


HILARIOUS CARTOON

Anonymous said...

I watched the willow gulch scumbag cartoon. Some of it was funny there seems to be a lot of inside jokes. The boss being made fun of sounds like a typical boss who is full of himself. Who is the department/boss?

As for the poster demanding that the willow gulch poster go away, I say to you, you should get a freaking sense of humor or stop reading Shaved. This blog is open and the 1st amendmnet is alive and well. If your feelings are hurt over a post or a cartoon, seems you are in the wrong business if you are LE. I'm sure the boss being fun of deserves what he is getting.

The great thing about America is we have the Freedom of Speech and blogs like SHAVED rock. Stop crying and get a sense of humor!

Anonymous said...

Niggers = crime. It's statistically proven. It is 100% fact. But for some reason, most of society refuses to see it this way because they have been brainwashed their whole life to think niggers are just like white people.

Anonymous said...

Chicago does not report into this database. Remember, "crime is just a perception problem".*

* Gets my vote for most idiotic statement of the year. Right, before "if I had a son, he would look just like... every black thug in America"

Anonymous said...

fuckin niggers.

Anonymous said...

So slavery kept them in line, where's the thanks?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the scores at the urban shithead olympics.. muh dick got da bronze(d)

Anonymous said...

whoda thunk it

Anonymous said...

The common factor in all of these cities beyond crime is the lack of jobs and opportunity provided to the people for jobs. The majority of corporations are run by white people. It's the only area in the so called "Race War" minorities are losing. The only problem is that the truly rich white people are not part of the "Race War" that many of you ignorant white people claim is about to happen. They are in a class war and are ready to leave you behind like they are trying to leave us behind. You ignorant white people need to figure out your real enemy. How is your pension fund doing? How are peoples 401K doing? How is Social Security doing? How is the housing market doing? When you see the interest rates of homes below 5% with homes still going into record foreclosure there are real problems.

Obama will get re-elected again. I believe the democratic party recognizes the corporations plan to destroy the middle class. Rich rules while the rest suffers. The republican party has fooled you conservatives for so long.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The common factor in all of these cities beyond crime is the lack of jobs and opportunity provided to the people for jobs.


Obama will get re-elected again. I believe the democratic party recognizes the corporations plan to destroy the middle class. Rich rules while the rest suffers. The republican party has fooled you conservatives for so long.

June 14, 2012 10:44 PM
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How do you explain Stockton and Oaklands relatively high level of income? For that matter, DC, also. How do you explain the low level of crime in general during the depression? 25% unemployment of men. Women didn't work outside the home for the most part. If you thesis is correct, there should have been widespread bloodshed by all people. Not just Dillinger and people like him.

Try this on for size, dumb ass. Young black men have an idea of how they are supposed to act and they do so. Acting cool, pretending to be rough, not working at a regular job and being promiscuous is what they aspire to.

Anonymous said...

I got bronchitis!!

Anonymous said...

The only number that matters is the nigger rate in each city.

Anonymous said...

Niggers and joblessness = Crime?

Who knew!?

Thanks Obama!

Anonymous said...

lets face it the White race is on the way out.Through two World Wars(Millions of young productive white men killed in their prime)and suicidal/genocidal policies of free immigration and integration as well as record rates of miscegenation,Whites are losing power in all their countries world wide.If I had to bet I'd say the Asians will be the dominant race around the world at some point.If there is a silver lining here it is that the Negro race will become extinct when Whites won't be in a position to waste trillions of dollars in money/resources on them.

Anonymous said...

Don't jump to conclusions, it must be a coincidence

Anonymous said...

Ever address short and long-term debt? Well, us dealing with niggers/pension is a lot like that. See, we don't have the luxury to say that blacks don't commit violent and disgusting crimes at a retardedly disproportionate rate than any other group nor do they act like animal disproportionately and you are a retard with no exposure, is that we deal with them every day and are exposed to, have to deal with, their bullshit (short-term). The luxury of long-term issues (pension) takes a far backseat while we deal with the animal. This, of course, will make no sence to you