St. Louis Named America’s Most Dangerous City, New York Not Even in Top 200

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According to a new study analyzing cities based on their FBI statistics for murder, rape, robbery, and assault, St. Louis is the most dangerous city in America. The Gateway City was followed by Camden, New Jersey; Detroit, Michigan; Flint, Michigan; and Oakland, California. Erica Van Ross, a rep for the St. Louis Police Department, called it "irresponsible" to use crime data for the sole purpose of making listicles. In any case, New York City is the 269th most dangerous place in the United States, though danger is perhaps all relative. [CQ Press via Newser]