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Monday
Nov222010

St. Louis Is Nation's Most Dangerous City, Study Finds

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- St. Louis, Missouri is now the nation's most dangerous city, beating out Camden, New Jersey for the spot, according to a new study released by CQ Press Sunday.

The study found that St. Louis had over 2,000 crimes per 100,000 residents, compared to the national average of about 430 crimes per the same number of residents.  These new figures helped St. Louis overtake Camden, which held the top spot last year.

Rounding out the top five are two Michigan cities -- Detroit and Flint -- and Oakland, California.  Colonie, New York remained the safest city for the second year in a row.

CQ Press based their findings on population numbers and crime data obtained from the FBI.

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