New FBI stats reveal the most dangerous cities in America. Memphis is among the top five most violent cities. The FBI based its list on stats for crimes like rape, robbery, assault and murder.
Memphis ranked number five behind Flint, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan; Oakland, California and St. Louis, Missouri. The Bluff City has the third highest rate of aggravated assault in the country, with more than 1100 cases per 100,000 people.
Last month a Gallup poll found 43% of Memphians polled do no feel safe walking in the city after dark. That was the highest percentage in the country.
The FBI findings are based on 2012 statistics provided by local law enforcement.
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