DAILYKENN.com -- The FBI has released its Uniform Crime Report for 2015.
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According to a report, St. Louis, Mo. is the most dangerous city in the United States. Neighboring Ferguson was the site of race riots (called "unrest" by the media) in 2014.
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Statistics say there were 88.1 violent crimes per 10k residents in that city.
Categories of violent crime are rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and murder.
The other top five crime cities are Memphis, Tennessee, Detroit, Michigan, Birmingham, Alabama, and Rockford, Illinois.
Rounding out the top ten are Baltimore, Stockton, Milwaukee, Cleveland, and Hartford, Conn.
A list of the most violent cities in each state has been released, with St. Louis, Missouri taking the top spot.
Compiled from data released by the FBI charting crime in the first six months of 2015, the 'Gateway City' is followed by Memphis, Tennessee, Detroit, Michigan, Birmingham, Alabama, and Rockford, Illinois, to round out the top five.
The violent crimes listed by the FBI include rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and murder.
Because the data excludes states with cities that do not have populations over 100,000, Delaware, Maine, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are not listed and ranked.
The FBI data also failed to include Little Rock, Arkansas, which has just under 200,000 people, and the state of Minnesota, where cities Minneapolis, St Paul, and Rochester all register above the 100,000 population threshold.
The top five slots of the list largely follow similar patterns in reports published in previous years, although Oakland, California, which previously ranked as the third most dangerous city in the country, was excluded from this year's list.
Instead, Stockton, California, which was listed in ninth place last year, has moved up to take seventh overall.
While people may question whether St Louis' crime rates have been influenced by the turmoil after a white police officer shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August 2014, Richard Rosenfeld, a professor of criminology at the University of Missouri-St Louis debunked the idea.
He told Forbes: 'Homicides were going up in 2014 quite a bit before Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson. So it’s hard to attribute it to a so-called Ferguson effect because we began to see those increases before August 9.'
Rosenfeld also pointed out that the figures do not track drug use or the crimes committed in subsequent turf wars.
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