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Postby StlSluggers » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:12 am

I'm tired of searching through the dozen St. Louis Sucks threads to find the right one to bump. I'm just going to put it all in here.

St. Louis Named Most Dangerous U.S. City

(AP) St. Louis overtook Camden, N.J., as the nation's most dangerous city in 2009, according to a national study released Sunday.

The study by CQ Press found St. Louis had 2,070.1 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, compared with a national average of 429.4. That helped St. Louis beat out Camden, which topped last year's list and was the most dangerous city for 2003 and 2004.

Detroit, Flint, Mich., and Oakland, Calif., rounded out the top five. For the second straight year, the safest city with more than 75,000 residents was Colonie, N.Y.

The annual rankings are based on population figures and crime data compiled by the FBI. Some criminologists question the findings, saying the methodology is unfair.

Greg Scarbro, unit chief of the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program, said the FBI also discourages using the data for these types of rankings.

Kara Bowlin, spokeswoman for St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, said the city actually has been getting safer over the last few years. She said crime in St. Louis has gone down each year since 2007, and so far in 2010, St. Louis crime is down 7 percent.

Erica Van Ross, spokeswoman for the St. Louis Police Department, called the rankings irresponsible.

"Crime is based on a variety of factors. It's based on geography, it's based on poverty, it's based on the economy," Van Ross said.

"That is not to say that urban cities don't have challenges, because we do," Van Ross said. "But it's that it's irresponsible to use the data in this way."
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Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:00 pm

I drove through St. Louis once.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:37 pm

I think that I saw some of the St. Louis in the Percy Jackson movie, but that may have been a set.
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Postby bigken117 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:52 pm

I heard the sequel to Menace II Society is going to be filmed there.
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Postby Tavish » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:24 pm

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Re: THE "St. Louis is a Crazy Place to Live" Thread

Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:24 pm

i'll trade you Detroits crime rank plus the Lions for St. Louis crime rank plus the Rams
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