Well Memphis is known for something else unfortunate! Memphis,Tennessee is #1 in the nation for violent crime!
Memphis #1 in Violent Crime
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis metropolitan area is back on top of the FBI's national ranking for violent crime.
The eight-county metro area recorded 1,262.7 violent crimes per 100,000 residents in 2006 _ the highest rate in the nation, according to an annual crime report released this week.
The FBI defines violent crime as homicide, rape, aggravated assault and robbery.
Memphis was second on last year's list, behind Florence, S.C. That list was based on the violent crime rate for 2005, when Memphis' rate was 1,197 per 100,000 residents.
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