St. Louis tops list of most dangerous US cities

TRENTON, New Jersey  — A national study in the US found that St. Louis overtook Camden, New Jersey, as America's most dangerous city in 2009.
The study released Sunday by CQ Press found St. Louis had 2,070.1 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, compared with a national average of 429.4. That helped St. Louis beat out Camden, which topped last year's list and was the most dangerous city for 2003 and 2004.Detroit, Flint, Michigan, and Oakland, California, rounded out the top five.
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