While Flint's homicide rises other metropolitan areas are on the down swing, reports mlive.com:

Grand Rapids is down 20 percent.

Pontiac dropped 40 percent.

Saginaw fell 50 percent.

Even Detroit, a city Flint often is compared with over urban decline, is showing a drop this year from 2009 in homicides. It was on pace to post at least a 17 percent decline as of mid-October, based on the most recent numbers available.

Maybe Flint will be number one at something, not that it is a good thing, but if the crime and homicides continue in Flint, we could reach the number one most dangerous place to live.