QUOTE(eva unit zero @ November 19, 2007 - 06:42AM)
Detroit is the most dangerous city....in a report that is criticized heavily for misinterpretation of crime data...oh and did not include Chicago.
That's exactly what I was thinking. This is the very last line of the article.
The study excluded Chicago, Minneapolis, and other Illinois and Minnesota cities because of incomplete data.
And as you mentioned, it's a heavily criticized study, not by anyone from Detroit, but from the American Society of Criminology and the FBI.
This is interesting.
CQ Press acquired Morgan Quitno Press, publisher of the controversial Most Dangerous Cities list. The publisher of the list has been criticized for a methodology that allows a city to greatly improve its crime ranking just by annexing lower crime suburbs with no real improvement in street by street crime rates.http://en.wikipedia....ional_Quarterly
Morgan Quitno's "Most Dangerous Cities" ranking has been criticized as a statistical half-truth, since it does not adjust rankings of cities with wide area city limits (Houston, Jacksonville) compared to cities with inner core limits (St. Louis, Atlanta). Houston's city crime statistics, for instance, are diluted by lower crime in affluent areas within its broad city limits, whereas almost all the low crime affluent areas of St. Louis are outside its city limits, which constitute only 12.5% of its metro area. St. Louis would fall far down the dangerous cities list just by annexing adjacent suburbs in this methodology, with no actual change in personal safety. Metro area rankings include all suburbs for all MSAs and therefore have some validity.http://en.wikipedia....i/Morgan_Quitno
Basically it's not sound statistical research, they're just trying to sell books.
Edited by haroldsnepsts, 19 November 2007 - 11:33 AM.