Most dangerous cities in America? Detroit's No. 1, but the others may surprise

Fort Worth Star-TelegramOctober 8, 2011 

FORT WORTH — What's the most dangerous city in Texas?

If you guessed Houston, Dallas or even Fort Worth - not so fast, cowpoke.


Bingo. "The Hub City" came it at No. 6, according to the Forbes report, right behind Anchorage, Alaska.

Detroit came in at No. 1, with 345 murders last year (almost one a day), and 1,111 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

Lubbock had 808 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report, on which the Forbes report is based.

Here's the full list:

No. 1 - Detroit

No. 2 - Memphis

No. 3 - Springfield, Ill.

No. 4 - Flint, Mich.

No. 5 - Anchorage, Ak.

No. 6 - Lubbock

No. 7 - Stockton, Calif.

No. 8 - Tallahassee, Fla.

No. 9 - Las Vegas, Nev.

No. 10 - Rockford, Ill.

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