St. Louis Named Most Dangerous City

OCTOBER 30, 2006 - Posted at 7:55 a.m.

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ St. Louis is named number one on a list that no one wants to lead: the most dangerous cities in the United States.

The ranking is compiled by Morgan Quitno Press, and St. Louis has long been in the upper tiers of the annual list of most dangerous cities.

Violent crime surged nearly 20 percent there last year. F-B-I figures released in June show the rate of such crimes rose much faster in the Midwest than in the rest of the nation.

Camden, New Jersey, was previously the most dangerous city for two years in a row. Detroit came in second this year behind St. Louis, followed by the town of Flint, Michigan.

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