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Do You Feel Safe? Metro Atlanta Ranks 6th Among Most Dangerous Cities

While Sandy Spring Police are committed to citizen safety, metro Atlanta as a whole ranks sixth among the most dangerous cities. Atlanta has increasingly become perceived as a drug trafficking hub. Below is the top 10 list.

 

How safe do you feel? Here is the 2012 list of America's most dangerous cities run in Forbes Magazine and reported by the FBI's Uniform Crime database.

1. Detroit with 2,137 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

2. St. Louis with 1,857 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

3. Oakland with 1,683 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

4. Memphis with 1,583 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

5. Birmingham with 1,483 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

6. Atlanta with 1,433 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

7. Baltimore with 1,417 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

8. Stockton, Calif. with 1,408 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

9. Cleveland with 1,363 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

10. Buffalo with 1,238 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

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