Monday, June 4, 2007

When It Comes to Crime, Memphis is Number 13 -- With a Bullet

Posted By on Mon, Jun 4, 2007 at 4:00 AM

The Morgan Quitno Press has released its annual list of America's Most Dangerous Cities. ...

And the winner is: St. Louis!

According to the study, violent crime surged nearly 20 percent there from 2004 to last year, when the rate of such crimes rose much faster in the Midwest than in the rest of nation, according to FBI figures released in June.

Yep, the home of the World Champion Cardinals and that big ol' croquet wicket on the river is Number One.

So how'd we do here in the Bluff City? Well, we're Number 13, behind Detroit, Birmingham, Baltimore, and some other losers. We've got a lot of ground to make up, that much is obvious.

Read more and get the Top 25 here.

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