May 02 2009

Baltimore 10th on Forbes Most Dangerous Cities List

Published by at 11:49 pm under Resources

For years Baltimore officials have been trying to distance the city from past perceptions and notoriety from shows like Homicide, The Corner, and the Wire.  Forbes’ recent list of America’s most dangerous cities wont help their cause.  But it’s hard to argue with statistics.  The Forbes lists points out, to no surprise of city residents, that Baltimore still suffers from a serious violent crime problem.

(Baltimore-Towson, Md., metropolitan statistical area)
Population: 2,652,974
Violent Crimes per 100,000: 791

It’s interesting to see some of the cities ranked higher on the list – cities I wouldn’t normally think of.  Orlando, Las Vegas, Nashville, etc.

America’s Most Dangerous Cities

  1. Detroit, Mich.
  2. Memphis, Tenn.
  3. Miami, Fla.
  4. Las Vegas, Nev.
  5. Stockton, Calif.
  6. Orlando, Fla.
  7. Little Rock, Ark.
  8. Charleston, S.C.
  9. Nashville, Tenn.
  10. Baltimore, Md.
  11. New Orleans, La.
  12. Baton Rouge, La.
  13. West Palm Beach, Fla.
  14. Charlotte, N.C.
  15. Philadelphia, Pa.

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4 Comments to “Baltimore 10th on Forbes Most Dangerous Cities List”

  1. attgigon 04 May 2009 at 10:09 am

    if towson wasn’t included, would we have beat out Nashville? perhaps a few more as well?

  2. Jeffon 04 May 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Well 10 seems like an improvement from years past. Hopefully we’ll be off the “Top 10″ by next year. Interestingly, Baltimore dropped off the top ten for “overall crime” with a rank of 12. We were beat out by places like St. Louis, Camden, Gary IN, Richmond, and Cleveland.

  3. silvershoe :: Baltimoreanon 15 Jul 2009 at 12:27 pm

    [...] how incredibly scared I was of moving to a new city.  I think the Forbes report that placed Baltimore ahead of New Orleans for “most dangerous cities in America” freaked me out a LOT.  I guess I never thought any city in America was crazier than New Orleans, [...]

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