The 25 most dangerous cities in the United States (in pictures) – travel

Beyond the FBI figures alone, the American site NeighborhoodScout conducts a comprehensive analysis each year based on figures from various law enforcement agencies (municipal police, county sheriff, university campus or public school police, parks and ports, etc.). These also list violent crimes (murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault) committed in their area. Such a classification gives a more precise and more global representation of the crime which can occur in an agglomeration of more than 25,000 inhabitants, beyond the figures of the FBI alone.

Once the number of crimes was counted by city, it was divided by the number of inhabitants, then again divided by 1000, to finally obtain the rate of violent crimes per 1000 inhabitants. Here are the top 25.

We notice then that, despite the received idea which lets us think that the big cities are more dangerous than the others, it appears that the crime rate is less due to the size than to the economic problems encountered locally. Thus, for example, the educated and rich leave the city to find work elsewhere, and remain there the less well-off, who are also the least mobile.

Note also the absence of cities like Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, being the largest cities of the country in this top 100.

01 – East Saint Louis, Illinois © Wikicommons

01 – East Saint Louis, Illinois

01 – East Saint Louis, Illinois © Wikicommons

01 – East Saint Louis, Illinois

01 – East Saint Louis, Illinois © Wikicommons

01 – East Saint Louis, Illinois © Wikicommons

01 – East Saint Louis, Illinois

01 – East Saint Louis, Illinois © Wikicommons

01 – East Saint Louis, Illinois

01 – East Saint Louis, Illinois © Wikicommons

01 – East Saint Louis, Illinois

02 – Monroe, Louisiana © Getty Images/iStockphoto

02 – Monroe, Louisiana © Wikicommons

3 – Alexandria, Louisiana © Wikicommons

3 – Alexandria, Louisiana

3 – Alexandria, Louisiana © Wikicommons

3 – Alexandria, Louisiana

3 – Alexandria, Louisiana © Wikicommons

3 – Alexandria, Louisiana

3 – Alexandria, Louisiana © Wikicommons

3 – Alexandria, Louisiana

04 Camden, New Jersey © Reuters

04 Camden New Jersey © Wikicommons

04 Camden New Jersey © Wikicommons

04 – Camden, New Jersey. The house of the poet Walt Whitman

04 Camden New Jersey © Wikicommons

04 Camden New Jersey © Wikicommons

04 Camden New Jersey © Wikicommons

04 – Camden, New Jersey. Aerial view

05 – Wilmington, Delaware © Wikicommons

05 – Wilmington, Delaware

05 – Wilmington, Delaware © Wikicommons

05 – Wilmington, Delaware

06 – Saint Louis, Missouri © Wikicommons

06 – Saint Louis, Missouri

07 – Bessemer, Alabama © Wikicommons

07 – Bessemer Alabama © Wikicommons

08 – Detroit © Wikicommons

08 – Detroit, Michigan. Here, the skyline of downtown Detroit

09 – Birmingham, Alabama © Wikicommons

09 – Birmingham, Alabama © Getty Images/iStockphoto

09 – Birmingham, Alabama © Getty Images/iStockphoto

Downtown Birmingham, Alabama, from Vulcan Park

10 – Memphis, Tenessee © Wikicommons

10 – Memphis, Tenessee. Aerial view

10 – Memphis, Tenessee © Wikicommons

10 – Memphis, Tenessee. Skyline

10 – Memphis, Tenessee © Wikicommons

10 – Memphis, Tenessee. Beale Street

11 – West Memphis, Arkansas © Wikicommons

11 – West Memphis, Arkansas

11 – West Memphis, Arkansas © Wikicommons

11 – West Memphis, Arkansas

12 – Chester © Wikicommons

02 – Chester, Pennsylvania

13 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin © Wikicommons

13 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

13 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin © Wikicommons

13 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

14 – Rockford, Illinois © Wikicommons

14 – Rockford, Illinois © Wikicommons

15 – Cleveland, Ohio © Wikicommons

15 – Cleveland, Ohio. West 9th

15 – Cleveland, Ohio © Wikicommons

15 – Cleveland, Ohio © Wikicommons

15 – Cleveland, Ohio. Little Italy

16 – Atlantic City, New Jersey © Wikicommons

16 – Atlantic City, New Jersey. Boardwalk

16 – Atlantic City, New Jersey. Boardwalk © Wikicommons

16 – Atlantic City, New Jersey. Boardwalk

16 – Atlantic City, New Jersey. Boardwalk © Wikicommons

16 – Atlantic City, New Jersey. Aerial view

17 – Myrtle Beach, Caroline du Sud © Wikicommons

17 – Myrtle Beach, Caroline du Sud

17 – Myrtle Beach, Caroline du Sud © Wikicommons

17 – Myrtle Beach, Caroline du Sud

18 – San Bernadino, Californie © Wikicommons

18 – San Bernadino, Californie © Wikicommons

18 – San Bernadino, Californie © Wikicommons

19 – Baltimore, Maryland © Wikicommons

19 – Baltimore, Maryland. Downtown

19 – Baltimore, Maryland © Wikicommons

19 – Baltimore, Maryland. La skyline

20 – Daytona Beach, Floride © Wikicommons

The famous Dayton Beach circuit

20 – Daytona Beach, Floride © Wikicommons

20 – Daytona Beach, Floride © Getty Images/iStockphoto

Daytona Beach skyline aerial view.

20 – Daytona Beach, Floride © Getty Images

Daytona Beach, USA – October 12, 2012: View of the seashore and hotels in Daytona Beach, Florida on October 12, 2012. Daytona Beach is a home of the NASCAR Daytona 500 and is one of the few places in the world where driving motorized vehicles on the beach is allowed.

20 – Daytona Beach, Floride © Getty Images/iStockphoto

Welcome to worlds most famous beach sign in Daytona beach

21 – Flint, Michigan © Wikicommons

21 – Flint, Michigan. Downtown

21 – Flint, Michigan © Wikicommons

22 – Newburgh, New York © Wikicommons

22 – Newburgh, New York © Wikicommons

23 – Little Rock, Arkansas © Wikicommons

23 – Little Rock, Arkansas

23 – Little Rock, Arkansas © Wikicommons

23 – Little Rock, Arkansas

24 – Ardmore, Oklahoma © Wikicommons

24 – Ardmore, Oklahoma © Wikicommons

24 – Ardmore, Oklahoma © Wikicommons

25 – Elkhart, Indiana © Wikicommons

25 – Elkhart, Indiana © Wikicommons

25 – Elkhart, Indiana © Wikicommons

26 – Oakland, Californie © Wikicommons

Oakland, California. Aerial view

26 – Oakland, Californie © Wikicommons

27 – Saginaw, Michigan © Wikicommons

27 – Saginaw, Michigan © Wikicommons

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The Truth About Springfield, Home of The Simpsons, Located on a Map

The four-fingered yellow family’s biggest secret has finally been revealed: the location of the city of Springfield. In the last episode broadcast of the 26th season, one of the clearest indications ever given gives us a precise idea of ​​where the City of the Simpsons is located.

First of all, a bit of history: according to the information available, a certain Jebediah Springfield founded the city, after having left Maryland, a state in the northeast of the USA (capital Annapolis). Which could be quite a path, since, in the film The Simpsons, Ned Flanders assures us that the states of Ohio, Nevada, Maine and Kentucky all border. Any map will show that it is happily, and geographically, unthinkable …

The very interest of the name Springfield came, according to creator Matt Groening, from the fact that almost every state in the United States has a city that bears this name. With different crossovers, it appears that Oregon would be quite logically the state hosting the city of the Simpsons, especially since the creator’s inspiration would have come from the series. Father Knows Best. Which takes place in a town called Springfield.

But in this case, Jebedah’s departure from Maryland would have therefore led him to cross the United States from east to west, to found his city. History could stick to that. Groening in his interview since May 2012 would he have rigged the dice once again? Guess…

Here is indeed one of the first images of episode 14 of season 26. The precision is provided, with a map drawn strangely. But we could easily find the map of the world as it was … a few tens of millions of years ago, 170 million to be precise, in the Middle Jurassic. (see the evolution on video)


The whole difficulty – well … – is that the Gulf of Mexico is quite exaggerated, as well as the south of Mexico, and all the countries, Guatemala, Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panamá up to the Colombia, form an arm of land far too thick compared to reality. Here is what we can discover on Google Earth.

Considering the deformations and geographic deformations, we can still arrive at a few landmarks: immediately exclude the west of the territory and bet on a place north of the Gulf of Mexico, going up from Louisiana – between Houston and New Orleans . All of this is still a mess, but another landmark would be Jacksonville located in the Atlantic recess.

Which would bring us into a perimeter that includes Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. But perhaps preferred destinations would be Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas. Since cannabis is licensed for medical use in the city of Springfield, Kansas should be struck out, and Colorado and Nebraska retained – or, in the latter use and possession in small amounts is decriminalized, but only Colorado strictly allows it. recreational and medical use.

Colorado, where the death penalty is still applied – just like in Springfield, although injection is preferred there, where the small town has an electric chair. Snowfalls and hurricanes have already arrived in the state, as have in the city of Springfield. Except that Homer’s driver’s license is based in Michigan (and he doesn’t seem to have left the city in his life) and a bundle of other elements is disturbing this precise location. (feast on Wikipedia)

In short, we finally know more … but we do not know at all …

“Nashville” series – Christina Aguilera to guest star

Singer Christina Aguilera will join the cast of season 3 of “Nashville” for a few episodes.

Christina Aguilera “country girl” version … An interesting vision that we can observe in season 3 of “Nashville”. The American singer joins the cast of Callie Khouri’s series, which tells the story of a label and country singers in a city in the United States. For the first time, Christina will take on a role other than her own for television. A great challenge for the singer who had already been seen playing comedy in “Burlesque”.

The 34-year-old star will be Jade St. John, a pop princess who wants to get into country music and looks for opportunities in “Nashville”. The diva of the “top 50” will therefore go to Nashville with the ambition to play alongside Rayna James, Luke Wheeler Deacon Clayborne. But, as often in the series, we assume that his career will be strewn with pitfalls.

The mother of little Summer Rain is currently a coach for the American version of “The Voice”. On average, “Nashville” is watched by over 5 million people on ABC Channel. She did not specify in how many episodes Christina will be present. In France, the series with Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton is broadcast on “Série Club”.

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Scorpio on the Alaska Airlines plane: Incident in Los Angeles

Los Angeles – The plane was on its way to the Los Angeles runway when the woman felt a sharp pain. Something had bitten her hand. And it quickly became clear what it was: a scorpion was crawling on the floor.

The woman did not hesitate long and kicked the animal dead. The Alaska Airlines plane turned around immediately, the woman was examined by doctors in the terminal. She declined further treatment, but decided not to fly to Portland.

After flight attendants searched the luggage compartments, the journey continued for the remaining passengers. The flight started about an hour late.

“We don’t know how the scorpion got on the plane,” said a spokesman for the airline. “The flight started in Los Cabos in Mexico, there are scorpions.” The airline offered the woman compensation.

There are about 1500 different types of scorpions. Only 30 can seriously injure a person with their sting.

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Music trip through America: New Orleans

NNew Orleans sticks to its traditions. We played the double bass even when all of America had already switched to electric bass. ”This sentence by Allen Toussaint reveals a lot about the relationship of the residents to their city. The uniqueness of the port metropolis in Louisiana makes its population proud. In the Creole cuisine, what are gumbo, jambalaya or alligator sausages are brass bands, Mardi Gras and Second Line in music. The pace is different in New Orleans than in the rest of the country, says Toussaint. Anyone visiting the city in the Mississippi Delta will be immediately taken by this slower clock. You take your time to eat, talk and enjoy.




















America sounds

Nowhere else in the world are there so many musical metropolises. And each one sounds different. A trip to the cities that still set the tone.
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Philipp Krohn

Business editor, responsible for “People and Business”.

Even Hurricane Katrina could only change something for a short time. “There’s an attitude here that tomorrow will never come,” says Scott Aiges, executive director of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, a foundation that aims to keep the city’s musical heritage alive. “A feeling of fatalism: life is short, you cannot predict the future. So let’s have a drink. “

After Katrina, New Orleans lost many residents. But the returning ones rebuilt the city – perhaps even more beautiful and colorful than before. At the same time, many young people have moved here who learn respectful old forms of play: Dixieland Jazz, brass band funk or the music of the big bands. The cradle of jazz music is undisputed here on Lake Pontchartrain. Buddy Bolden, who was born in New Orleans in 1877, is considered the first jazz band leader. “Satchmo” Louis Armstrong became a world star and Jelly Roll Morton the most important pianist of early jazz.

Old and new music can be heard everywhere in New Orleans. On Frenchmen Street in the city center you will meet a group of ten brass musicians who grooves irresistibly. Fifteen year olds earn pocket money with steppes on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. And if you’re lucky enough to be in town during the French Quarter Festival, you can play free legends like soul queen Irma Thomas or the only voodoo rocker, Dr. John, experience on stage. The whole of New Orleans is on its feet, with a stage on every corner where you can hear Zydeco, Dixieland, Funk or any other style that originates from the southern United States. With all the joy of making music, isn’t that museum-like? “What I love about New Orleans is that there are thousands of musicians here who focus on keeping the musical tradition alive,” says Barry Smith, who has his Louisiana Music Factory record store right in the middle of the action. This applies particularly to the brass band scene. “But they add something modern, funky, hip-hop elements to the music. They give her a very special twist that appeals to her. “

New Orleans has also contributed a lot to the development of pop music. Fats Domino was one of the greatest musicians of the rock’n’roll era. Professor Longhair influenced generations of musicians. In the 1960s Allen Toussaint dominated the scene as a songwriter and producer. He recorded his timeless classics with Lee Dorsey, the Meters, Aaron Neville and many others. But it was not possible to establish an independent music industry. “It was years before I realized that I had made records that made a lot of money. But I didn’t get any of it, ”says Irma Thomas, whose talent is in no way inferior to that of Aretha Franklin or Etta James, but who has achieved far less fame. To this day, young musicians from New Orleans are still drawn elsewhere. Even when the much-noticed bounce scene (a specific form of hip hop from the region) set up their own labels, it didn’t happen here.