St Louis ArchBloomberg reports that St. Louis, the birth city of my wife and the home of my in-laws, is the most dangerous city in the United States of America.

The Missouri city topped a list of 371 metropolitan areas in an assessment of 2005 FBI statistics for murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft.

What is most upsetting is the rate of change in crime seen in St. Louis.

The Midwest experienced the steepest increase in violent crime, 5.7 percent, in the U.S. in 2005, according to FBI figures released in June. The murder rate in St. Louis jumped 16 percent compared to 4.8 percent nationally.

To me, it always seemed like such a nice and friendly place. Maybe since I don’t spend my time downtown?

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  1. Matt Cutts

    Years ago I was thinking about going to Washington University is St. Lousis for grad school. The students who were hosting me kept swapping mugging stories. On the checklist, that was a minus for me. 🙂

  2. wife

    I’m surprised, it is a beautiful area where the campus is- but close to the city, so maybe that is where they had problems.

  3. Barry G.

    Hey Judah;

    Take a Valium. For $117 mil, Beltran should at least have taken the frickin’ bat off his shoulder at that Strike 3 pitch from Wainwright.

  4. Milf Hunter

    More or less nothing seems worth doing. I’ve just been letting everything wash over me lately. I just don’t have anything to say lately. Shrug. I can’t be bothered with anything lately.

  5. corey brantley

    im surprise they way crimes is here in cincinnati you would think we are #1. when I visit ST LOUIS it was real nice.

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