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Detroit is "Most Dangerous City in America" for fourth year in a row, Forbes report says

Detroit, Mich. came in first as the nation's most dangerous city, according to Forbes magazine. The rankings were based on population figures and crime data compiled by the FBI Wikimedia/Shawn Wilson

Detroit, Mich. is the nation's most dangerous city for the fourth year in a row according to Forbes magazine, analyzing FBI crime statistics.
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(CBS) DETROIT - For the fourth year in a row, Forbes magazine is calling Detroit the "Most Dangerous City in America," citing statistics from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report, according to CBS Detroit. 

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A high murder rate helped make the Motor City the U.S. metropolitan area most prone to violent crime in 2010, with 1,111 violent crimes reported per 100,000 residents, Forbes reported.

The magazine compiled its data using the FBI data for 2010 for each of the country's metropolitan regions in four categories of violent crimes: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault.

Renee Monforton, of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, downplayed the "distinction":

"There is crime, it's typically centered in pockets, where there might be a lot of poverty, unfortunately, or perhaps from not so many educational opportunities," said Monforton. "Downtown, where the center of activity is, where most of the marquee sporting events including the World Series is, it doesn't have a history of major crime."

Monforton said most people who visit the area avoid the more dangerous parts.

The World Series will be coming to Detroit this week.

  • Crimesider Staff

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