See How Flint, Saginaw + Detroit Rank On FBI’s List of Most Dangerous US Cities
According to the just-released 2013 violent crime statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Flint is much safer than it was in 2012.
Overall, Flint's violent crime rate for the time period between 2012-2013 is 31% lower than the previous years. The report also says Detroit is the most violent large city America, a notorious title that Flint held from 2010-2012. "The D" was also listed as the large city with the most murders per capita in the country... but only because Flint's population has dipped 59 people below the 100,000 mark, which is the requirement for being included on the FBI's list of "large cities."
Detroit had a rating of 45 murders per 100,000 people, while Flint had 48 actual murders with only 99,941 people living here. Detroit's population is just shy of 700,000 and saw 316 murders between 2012 and 2013. So even though Detroit had more total murders, Flint still has more murders per people. So does that mean that we're "Murdertown U.S.A." -- as we were dubiously nicknamed a few years back -- again? Nope.
If you extend the most murders per capita stats out to cities with 50,000 or more people, Saginaw beat us with a rate of 57 murders per every 100,000 people. They are ranked as the third most violent mid-sized city in the US, with Flint coming in just behind them in fourth.
Sterling Heights and Ann Arbor were ranked the 46th and 47th safest large cities in America, respectively, while West Bloomfield Township, Troy, Novi and Farmington Hills were ranked as the safest mid-sized cities in the state.