According to a new list from Forbes Magazine, Flint, along with Saginaw and Battle Creek all landed in the top 10 most dangerous U.S. cities for women -- click through to see where our city landed as well as the rest of the list and a breakdown of the numbers.

In what is unfortunately another black eye (no pun intended) for the reputation of Flint, Forbes has ranked the city as the sixth most dangerous for females in the U.S. The results were based on the FBI's 2011 rape statistics -- Flint had 54 per 100,000 people -- and the violent crime rate, which we already know is notoriously high at 827 per 100,000 people.

Other Michigan cities making the "Worst of" list include Battle Creek, who placed ninth, and our neighbors to the north -- Saginaw, who took the top spot with 870 violent crimes and 76 rapes per 100,000 people.

I have lived in the Flint area for most of my life and it really is sad to see the place where I grew up, made lots of great friends and started a family of my own go down the tubes like it has in the past decade. Perhaps these numbers will be a wake up call for voters next season and we can see some more of our tax dollars devoted to fighting crime and detaining criminals.

Forbes 10 Most Dangerous U.S. Cities for Women

  1. Saginaw, Michigan
  2. Anchorage, Alaska
  3. Fairbanks, Alaska
  4. Springfield, Illinois
  5. Redding, California
  6. Flint, Michigan
  7. Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  8. Lawton, Oklahoma
  9. Battle Creek, Michigan
  10. Memphis, Tenessee