Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in America

I got this in the mail, and always try to check out things on the net. InfoPlease shows Safest and Most Dangerous U.S. Cities, 2005 and the data in this post is from 2005. The ultimate authority for this information is a paid site, and they have this info, plus a lot more, and both current and previous year. Much of the information on 2006 is at CNN.

The list, according to Morgan Quitno, is based on a citys rate for six basic crime categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft. All cities of 75,000+ populations that reported crime data to the FBI for the six crime categories were included in the rankings.

In 2005 the survey considered 371 cities, using final 2005 FBI statistics that were released Sept. 18, 2006, and the Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in America were:

1.St. Louis, Mo. Mayor in 2005: Francis G. Slay, Democrat
U.S. Representatives: William Lacy Clay, Democrat, and Russ Carnahan, Democrat
2.Detroit, Mich. Mayor in 2005: Kwame M. Kilpatrick, Democrat
U.S. Representatives: Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Democrat, and John Conyers, Democrat
3.Flint, Mich. Mayor in 2005: Donald Williamson, Republican
U.S. Representative: Dale Kildee, Democrat
4.Compton, Calif. Mayor in 2005: Eric J. Perrodin, Democrat
U.S. Representative: Juanita Millender-McDonald, Democrat
5.Camden, N.J. Mayor in 2005: Gwendolyn A. Faison, Democrat
U.S. Representative: Robert Andrews, Democrat
6.Birmingham, Ala. Mayor in 2005: Bernard Kincaid, Democrat
U.S. Representative: Artur Davis, Democrat
7.Cleveland, Ohio Mayor in 2005: Jane L. Campbell, Democrat
U.S. Representatives: Dennis Kucinich, Democrat, and Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Democrat
8.Oakland, Calif. Mayor in 2005: Jerry Brown, Democrat
U.S. Representative: Barbara Lee, Democrat
9.Youngstown, Ohio Mayor in 2005: George M. McKelvey, Democrat
U.S. Representative: Tim Ryan, Democrat
10.Gary, Ind. Mayor in 2005: Scott King, Democrat (became independent in April 2005)
U.S. Representative: Peter Visclosky, Democrat
I ask the question: "Just a coincidence?"


Dan Kauffman said...

I am toying with concept of comparing immunization and the 2cd amendment as equivalent pardigms for a post.

Immunization prevents disease, but there comes a time when with full immunization the chances of an adverse reaction are greater than contacting the disease.

A smart person will pass,but if too many follow suit in the same area, then they create a population pocket ideal for the disease to thrive and spread.

An armed citizenry is immunized from many of the ill effects of the disease of crime, but wide spread gun ownership can lead to accidents.

Let us admit that BUT banning guns allows crime to thrive.

Just like a population that refuses immunization is helpless to prevent the spread of disease an unarmed citizenry is helpless before the criminal.

I cannot say that there is an acceptagle level of fatalities due to gun accidents, I can say letting the criminal element prey unchecked on helpless citizens is the most Unacceptable out come.

Don Singleton said...

wide spread gun ownership can lead to accidents.

Wide spread car ownership does lead to accidents, killing a lot of people. I don't see people willing sell their cars and walking everywhere, except possibly in NY where parking costs are so high, and where they have many alternative transportation choices.

Anonymous said...

Lots of blue there eh.

Dan Kauffman said...

The point I want to make Don is that widespread ownership of guns leads to accidents in the same manner that widespread immunization leads to adverse reactions.

but taking guns away from everyone or stopping all immunizations is not an acceptable reaction, both would result and have in far more deaths.

There in lies the fallacy of the anti-gun crowd