Monday, November 19, 2007

Baltimore: becoming safer by comparison?

A new list of the nation's most dangerous cities is out, and Baltimore didn't even make it into the top 10 - just a lowly 12. (In context, Washington, D.C. is No. 27, and New Orleans is No. 65).

The controversial report, issued by CQ Press and based on the FBI's crime statistics, considered 378 cities with at least 75,000 people. It took into account per-capita rates for homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and auto theft.

Here's their top 10 most dangerous:

1. Detroit, Michigan
2. St. Louis, Missouri
3. Flint, Michigan
4. Oakland, California
5. Camden, New Jersey
6. Birmingham, Alabama
7. North Charleston, South Carolina
8. Memphis, Tennessee
9. Richmond, California
10. Cleveland, Ohio.

The AP reports that critics argue the study isn't making accurate comparisons:

"You're not comparing apples and oranges; you're comparing watermelons and grapes," said Rob Casey, who heads the
FBI section that puts out ... the data for the Quitno report.

As for the safest, here's the top 5:

1. Mission Viejo, California
2. Clarkstown, New York
3. Brick Township, New Jersey
4. Amherst, New York
5. Sugar Land, Texas

It should be noted that the media blitz may be motivated, in part, by CQ Press's publication of a $49 book, City Crime Rankings.

Based on your travels, which cities would be in your top 10 list?

-JACKIE SAUTER, Multimedia Editor

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