FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Compression Tactical Bra - Cheata Tactical
Patented technology is designed to provide the stability of 2-3 sports bras,...

Top News

Report: St. Louis Overtakes Camden As Nation's Most Dangerous City

November 22, 2010  | 

St. Louis has overtaken Camden, N.J., as the nation's most crime-ridden city, according to a national survey.

CQ Press released its list of the 25 highest-crime cities, which uses FBI statistics to calculate crime rates on a per-capita basis, reports the Associated Press.

The survey found that St. Louis had 2,070.1 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, compared with a national average of 429.4. The remaining five on the list included Detroit, Flint, Mich., and Oakland, Calif.

St. Louis police spokeswoman Erica Van Ross denounced the report in a statement published by the Riverfront Times, which publishes a blog (The Big Bloody) chronicling each homicide in the city.

Van Ross said the rankings "are not at all about providing useful information to the public," rather they are geared toward book sales. Here's an excerpt of her statement:

While St. Louis, like many urban cities, has its challenges, crime has decreased in this city every year since 2007. So far in 2010, violent crime is down 17% this year as compared to last year and overall crime is down nearly 9%. We are a city whose population is growing. That is something that certainly would not be happening unless people felt safe here.

Read the full AP report.


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

New Orleans Officer Used Stun Gun Before Being Fatally Shot
New Orleans police officer Marcus McNeil tussled with his accused killer and used his stun...
CA Governor Vetoes Bill Proposed in Wake of Officer's Shooting Death
California Gov. Jerry Brown over the weekend vetoed a bill written in response to the...
FL Deputy Shot Himself, Ex with Service Weapon While On Duty
A Palm Beach County, FL, sheriff’s deputy who shot his ex-girlfriend, then fatally shot...
Authorities Make Final Arrest in Border Agent's Killing
The U.S. Attorney's Office says authorities in Mexico have arrested the final of several...
LAPD Urges Victims of Harvey Weinstein to Come Forward
The Los Angeles Police Department said women who feel they were victims of a crime at the...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine