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Baseball and crime rankings strangely linked

Posted at 8:44 AM on October 30, 2006 by Ben Tesch

St. Louis named most dangerous U.S. city
The city has long fared poorly in the rankings of the safest and most dangerous American cities compiled by Morgan Quitno Press. Violent crime surged nearly 20 percent in St. Louis from 2004 to last year, when the rate of such crimes rose most dramatically in the Midwest, according to FBI figures released in June.

Guess who won the World Series? St. Louis. Guess who was the 2nd most dangerous city? Detroit. Seems like your baseball teams do well if your crime ranking is high. Keep an eye on Cleveland and Oakland for next year, as they are #7 and #8 on the list.

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