Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The most, least dangerous U.S. cities - Yahoo! News

As if on cue, Detroit is ranked the 370th safest city in America. Reminding me of the person who asked if I finished 38th out of 39 runners yesterday, the rankings are of 371 American cities which reported crime rates. I'm obviously not surprised, but it is nonetheless disappointing. Detroit is heartbreaking; there is so much beauty but taking it in is eerie and, if done on foot, full of trepidation. By the sheerest of contrasts, the only other American city I have visited is Scottsdale, Arizona. I would rather be in Detroit, if only for the charming accents.

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