Saginaw Tops Most Violent U.S. City List, Again 9-15-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Saginaw Tops Most Violent U.S. City List, Again 9-15-2010

Saginaw has seen a decline in violent crime lately, but that's not taking the city off the list of most violent cities.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation released crime data from 2009 that shows Saginaw remained the most violent city per capita, compared to cities with populations greater that 50,000.
The statistics show 1,393 violent crimes were reported in Saginaw by the FBI in 2009 -- about 220 fewer than the previous year.
Of those crimes, the agency reported the city had 11 murders or incidents of non-negligent manslaughter, 37 forcible rapes, 256 robberies and 1,089 aggravated assaults.
Rounding out the top five list of most violent cities in the county were, Camden, N.J., St. Louis, Mo., Flint and Detroit. Pontiac, Mich., also earned the No. 7 spot.
Flint reported 36 murders or incidents of non-negligent manslaughter, 91 forcible rapes, 590 robberies and 1,527 aggravated assaults.
The FBI defines violent crimes as murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault.
The last time Saginaw didn't top the FBI list was back in 2002, when Irvington, Calif., earned the dishonor.
To view the complete list of Michigan offenses known to law enforcement broken down by city, visit http://www.fbi.go/.
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