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Open thread — safe and dangerous cities in the U.S.

Here’s a list of the safest and most dangerous cities based on crime figures from the FBI. Check the AP article to see the full list.

Ten Safest Cities

1. Brick, N.J.
2. Amherst, N.Y.
3. Mission Viejo, Calif.
4. Newton, Mass.
5. Troy, Mich.
6. Colonie, N.Y.
7. Irvine, Calif.
8. Cary, N.C. (Raleigh was 162, Greensboro 269, Durham 272)
9. Greece, N.Y.
10. Coral Springs, Fla.

Bringing up the rear…the most dangerous

362. Gary, Ind.
363. Youngstown, Ohio
364. Oakland, Calif.
365. Cleveland
366. Birmingham, Ala. (will have to break it to Katie)
367. Camden, N.J.
368. Compton, Calif.
369. Flint, Mich.
370. Detroit
371. St. Louis

If your city is on the list, are you surprised at its ranking?

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