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Flint, Detroit have highest crime rates in the nation, Kalamazoo near the center


UNDATED (WKZO) -- Along with boarded-up buildings and closed auto factories, Flint and the Detroit/Livonia areas have the highest crime ratings in the nation.  CQPress.com says the city of Flint's crime rate is higher than Detroit, with the cities ranking worst and third-worst nationally.

Battle Creek falls in the top 10% along with Saginaw.  Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids are somewhere about dead center. 

The safest city in the country is Fishers, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis.  The Motor City suburbs Sterling Heights and Canton Township are among the 50 safest and so is the Holland/Grand Haven area.

They used FBI statistics to rank the cities, but even the FBI will tell you that the criterion and definitions of crime vary so much from town to town that the rankings can be misleading.