Baltimore among country's most dangerous cities

Baltimore 8th most dangerous city

Baltimore - An annual breakdown FBI crime data shows which cities in the U.S. have the highest overall incidence of crime, relative to the national rate. Baltimore ranked 8th overall.

Overall, the research indicates crime rates nationwide are down during a two decade period. According to the posted article:

In 1991, there were 758 violent crimes per 100,000 Americans, compared to 2009's figure of 429. Property crime has diminished similarly, and is down to 3,036 per 100,000 people from 5,140 in 1991. Total crime numbers have also decreased over that period, despite population increases; 1.9 million violent crimes were reported in 1991, a figure that in 2009 stood at 1.3 million. Property crime has decreased even further, from 13.0 million incidents in 1991 to 9.3 million in 2009.

Below is a list of the cities ranked as the most dangerous: |
City/ Crime Risk Index

1. St. Louis: 530

2. Atlanta: 484

3. Birmingham Alabama (tie): 380

3. Orlando (tie): 380

5. Detroit: 369

6. Memphis: 361

7. Miami: 346

8. Baltimore: 339

9. Kansas City, Missouri: 337

10. Minneapolis (tie): 331

10. Cleveland (tie): 331

Source: Onboard Informatics

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