I read this story from yesterday's Flint Journal about the city being named the murder capital of the country? As a person who grew up in Bay City just up the road from Flint, I'm sad to see such a great city reach the point where it appears to be ungovernable and incredibly dangerous.
The story about the annual report from last year's FBI Uniform Crime Reports states:
For 2010, Flint recorded more than 2,400 violent crimes, the most per capita of any city more than 100,000.
According to the FBI, Flint had 53 murders, 92 rapes, 670 robberies and 1,597 aggrevated assaults.
The 53 murders is a different figure than the city has — 65 homicides.