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Ari Chi3fs
11-18-2007, 09:15 PM
Make the world a better place, nuke St Louis.

http://www.morganquitno.com/safecity.htm

After years of waiting, Brick, New Jersey at last has claimed the title as America’s Safest City. The announcement was made in the new edition of City Crime Rankings, an annual reference book of crime statistics and rankings slated for publication this week. The results of the 13th annual Safest City Award were released today by Morgan Quitno Press, a Lawrence, Kansas-based publishing and research company. At the opposite end of the crime scale, St. Louis, Missouri was named the nation’s Most Dangerous City, a title it last held in 2002.

“Brick Township always has fared well in our Safest City rankings. For the last six years of our study, it has ranked as one of the top five safest cities in the U.S., “said Scott Morgan, President of Morgan Quitno Press. “It’s safety record is impressive, with no murders or rapes reported. Brick also boasts the lowest overall violent crime and robbery rates among cities across the nation.”

The Morgan Quitno Safest City Award is based on a city’s rate for six basic crime categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft. All cities of 75,000+ populations that reported crime data to the FBI for the six crime categories were included in the rankings. In this year’s survey, 371 cities were considered for the award. Final 2005 statistics, released by the FBI on September 18, 2006, were used to determine the rankings.

Joining Brick at the top of the Safest City rankings are Amherst NY, Mission Viejo CA; Newton MA and Troy MI.

At the opposite end of the Morgan Quitno crime scale, St. Louis, Missouri not only came out ahead of Detroit in the World Series, it also beat out Detroit to rank as the nation’s most dangerous city. St. Louis reported the highest violent crime and property crime rates among cities of 75,000 or more population.

“St. Louis last ranked as the Most Dangerous City in 2002,” said Morgan. “While the city clearly struggles with crime, there is some good news: St. Louis’ property crime rate has fallen 14 percent since 2001.”

Trailing St. Louis on the more dangerous end of the crime rankings (in ascending order) are Detroit MI, Flint MI, Compton CA and Camden NJ.

In addition to ranking the safety of cities, Morgan Quitno Press also examined crime in metropolitan areas. For the first time, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin tops the rankings as America’s Safest Metropolitan Area. The Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI metropolitan division ranked as the most dangerous for the third consecutive year.

The findings of the 13th annual Safest City and Metropolitan Area Awards are featured in City Crime Rankings 13th Edition, an annual reference book from Morgan Quitno Press. The newly updated edition of this volume will be available November 9th. The Safest City and Metropolitan Area rankings are one of six Morgan Quitno Awards announced annually by the company. These other annual announcements designate the nation’s Most Livable State (a state quality of life survey); the Healthiest State (a survey of state health care); the Safest and Most Dangerous States (a state crime survey); the Smartest State (a state education survey) and the Most Improved State (a survey of state trends.)

Additional information regarding the methodology and results of the thirteenth annual Safest City and Metropolitan Area Awards through the links at the top of this page. A full report featuring information for all 371 cities is available online for $4.99.

CoMoChief
11-18-2007, 09:17 PM
Don't cross dat bridge

Ari Chi3fs
11-18-2007, 09:19 PM
I wonder how many Mizzou fans over there are doing all those bad things? Probably mostly all of them... evil Mizzou fans.

Thig Lyfe
11-18-2007, 09:25 PM
I bet Brick has a Hot Fuzz type thing going on.

stlchiefs
11-18-2007, 09:32 PM
Not that I like to claim this city, but this was last years rankings. The new rankings come out this week and St. Louis will move back a spot to #2.

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/41A85C43D2B421E186257396001D38A2?OpenDocument


In all fairness, these rankings are a joke, the metro area is what should be considered. Looking at those rankings STL doesn't even show in the top 25. STL "city" is very small and doesn't include much beyond the downtown urban core (ie the area where most crime occurs), but is not given the advantage of diluting this data in a broad metro area because of the small land area of the actual St. Louis City.

stlchiefs
11-18-2007, 09:36 PM
Article:

CNN Article on New Rankings (http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/11/18/dangerous.cities.ap/index.html)

|Zach|
11-18-2007, 09:38 PM
Damn. 16th.

StcChief
11-18-2007, 09:43 PM
I tend to stay outta city of STL. like most of the metro area residents.....

Bacon Cheeseburger
11-18-2007, 09:46 PM
Not that I like to claim this city, but this was last years rankings.
That's what I thought as soon as I read the article, I remember last year one of our radio hacks playing a clip from a St Louis radio show congratulating themselves for "stabbing, robbing and carjacking their way to top". Don't know if you ever heard the bit but it was very funny.

stlchiefs
11-18-2007, 09:51 PM
That's what I thought as soon as I read the article, I remember last year one of our radio hacks playing a clip from a St Louis radio show congratulating themselves for "stabbing, robbing and carjacking their way to top". Don't know if you ever heard the bit but it was very funny.

Yeah, 105.7 was playing the clip last week before the Red Wings/Blues game. The radio clip mentioned beating them in football, beating them in baseball on the way to the World Series and then stabbing our way to the top of the crime list. Obviously the stats on everything are a year outdated now.

stlchiefs
11-18-2007, 09:53 PM
I tend to stay outta city of STL. like most of the metro area residents.....

I don't have any real problems in St. Louis city. North County on the other hand, that can get sketchy. I guess living around the Paseo in KC makes it a little easier to adjust to what you find in the city.

StcChief
11-18-2007, 09:59 PM
I don't have any real problems in St. Louis city. North County on the other hand, that can get sketchy. I guess living around the Paseo in KC makes it a little easier to adjust to what you find in the city.
Lived in N.County 78-87.....STC every since. you'd have to drag me back over the bridge.