Statistics Suggest Caution for Senior Citizen Travel

Jul 1st, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Crime is down, but these cities are still dangerous and seniors need to be cautious when travel plans include any of them.  Recently, the FBI trumpeted the news that violent crime dropped 5.5 percent in 2010 while reported property crimes fell 2.8 percent during the depths of the worst economic slowdown since the Great Depression. The news, though, is far from positive. The crime problem is not completely explained by crimes committed. This list of America’s most dangerous cities is dominated by towns like Detroit, MI, New Haven, CT., and Baltimore, MD.  Parts of these cities are fortresses of crime.
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10. Stockton, Calif.  Population: 292,047;  Violent crime per 1,000: 13.8;  2010 murders: 49

9. Rockford, Ill.  Population: 156,180;  Violent crime per 1,000: 14.5;  2010 murders: 20

8. Baltimore, Md.  Population: 639,929;  Violent crime per 1,000: 14.6;  2010 murders: 223

7. Little Rock, Ark.  Population: 192,922;  Violent crime per 1,000: 15.2;  2010 murders: 25

6. Oakland, Calif.  Population: 409,723;  Violent crime per 1,000: 15.3;  2010 murders: 90

5. Memphis, Tenn. Population: 673,650;  Violent crime per 1,000: 15.4

4. New Haven, Conn.  Population: 124,856;  Violent crime per 1,000: 15.8;
2010 murders: 22

3. St. Louis, Missouri  Population: 355,151;  Violent crime per 1,000: 17.5;
2010 murders: 144

2. Detroit, Michigan Population: 899,447;  Violent crime per 1,000: 18.9;  2010 murders: 310

1. Flint, Michigan Population: 109,245;  Violent crime per 1,000: 22;  2010 murders: 53

I was really surprised with New Haven as this is where Yale is located.  jeb



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