MIAMI
11/05/2012 01:50 pm ET

Miami Ranked 17th In 'Most Dangerous American Cities' List

South Florida's sunny shores provided enough shady cover to give Miami the unsavory distinction as the 17th most dangerous city in the country.

Business Insider ranked the "Most Dangerous Cities in America" based on 2011 FBI crime statistics.

Cities with populations of more than 100,000 were ordered according to local statistics for non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

On those counts, the city of Miami ranked 17th in the nation, plagued by a 1.1 percent violent crime rate last year.

In other words, the Magic City wasn't so magical for some: it made the list with a 2011 robbery rate that was quadruple the national average at 113.7 thefts per 100,000 Miamians, or a tenth-of-a-percent of city residents robbed.

While your everyday robbery kept the MPD busy, the police department in Flint, Michigan must be running ragged: the city ranked as the most dangerous metro in the country. In addition to a 2.3 percent crime rate, reported rapes in the industrial Midwest city were more than three times the national average.

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