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Metro Atlanta Ranks 6th Among Most Dangerous Cities on Forbes' List

Metro Atlanta as a whole ranks sixth among the most dangerous cities. Atlanta has increasingly become perceived as a drug trafficking hub. Below is the top 10 list.

 

Crime is always a concern for people living in and around a large city. How safe do you feel in Atlanta? According to the 2012 list of America's most dangerous cities run in Forbes Magazine and reported by the FBI's Uniform Crime database, Atlanta's crime rate puts it high on a list of cities with the most crime in the nation.

1. Detroit with 2,137 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

2. St. Louis with 1,857 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

3. Oakland with 1,683 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

4. Memphis with 1,583 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

5. Birmingham with 1,483 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

6. Atlanta with 1,433 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

7. Baltimore with 1,417 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

8. Stockton, Calif. with 1,408 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

9. Cleveland with 1,363 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

10. Buffalo with 1,238 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

Rob December 27, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Well, if we just had more gun control, the probelem would fix itself. All of the law abiding citizens like myself that has a concealed carry permit after being throughly investigated by the Dekalb Sherriff`s office should have their licenses recended. Then and only then would we have true safety, all the people who are legally licensed to carry a weapon would be disarmed and then all would be safe and well. As a result, only the criminal element would have weapons and the polcie could spot them in a heartbeat and keep us all safe....
Jean C December 28, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Dunwoody is dangerous enough these days by itself. There was a child at DHS last month that was removed from classes by the police for threatening to "kill" another student on the internet. The police allowed the child to return to class much to the dismay of several parents that sent email of concern to the principal. With the events in Connecticut, things like this are very scary to me.
Peter December 29, 2012 at 03:09 AM
All of these cities have something in common, but I just can't seem to put my finger on it.

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