Are Liberal Cities More Dangerous?

My friend Rich cites a report by the Bay Area Center for Voting Research that ranks the most liberal and most conservative cities in the United States.

When gazing at the list of the Top 25 Most Liberal Cities, I noticed a strong correlation with this list of the 25 Most Dangerous Cities. In fact, 11 cities were listed as being both among the most liberal and among the most dangerous: Detroit, Michigan; Gary, Indiana; Washington, DC; Oakland, California; Newark, New Jersey; Flint, Michigan; Cleveland, Ohio; Hartford, Connecticut; Baltimore, Maryland; Birmingham, Alabama; St. Louis, Missouri.

None of the Top 25 Most Conservative Cities appeared on the list of dangerous cities.

And I always thought liberals were supposed to be kinder and gentler than conservatives.