Mayors Call 'Dangerous Cities' List a Turkey

The annual list of America's "Most Dangerous Cities" has prompted complaints from the U.S. Conference of Mayors -- a group typically dissatisfied with the list.
November 25, 2010, 7am PST | Nate Berg
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The list is made by comparing crime data across cities in the U.S.

"CQ Press said its crime rate rankings are based on six categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors said in a statement today that the list is 'a premeditated statistical mugging of America's cities.'

Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who chairs the U.S. Conference of Mayors, said, 'These ranking present a gross misuse of FBI data.'"

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Published on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 in SF Appeal
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