by Eric Sandy
While we all collectively yawn, here are the deets:
Cleveland comes in at a hearty #4 on the list, beat out by the likes of Detroit, St, Louis and Oakland:
Burglaries were one of the biggest issues facing Cleveland residents in 2011, with the number of break-ins and thefts climbing by 8.6% from the previous year. That gave the city the second highest burglary rate in the country — next to Toledo, Ohio.
Street crimes — robberies and assaults — also continued to soar, with Cleveland second only to Oakland among the nation's 72 largest cities.
One area of improvement: The number of murders fell to 74, from 81 the year before.
Two years ago, USA Today's highly renowned analytics team pegged us at #10 on their own list.