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Crime rankings of the most, least dangerous cities

Posted Monday, October 30, 2006

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A list of the safest and most dangerous cities overall, as compiled by Morgan Quitno Press, which bases the rankings on FBI figures released in June. The list starts with the safest cities and ends with the most dangerous.

1. Brick, N.J.

2. Amherst, N.Y.

3. Mission Viejo, Calif.

4. Newton, Mass.

5. Troy, Mich.

6. Colonie, N.Y.

7. Irvine, Calif.

8. Cary, N.C.

9. Greece, N.Y.

10. Coral Springs, Fla.

11. Thousand Oaks, Calif.

12. Orem, Utah

13. Round Rock, Texas

14. Dover, N.J.

15. Lake Forest, Calif.

16. Sterling Heights, Mich.

17. Simi Valley, Calif.

18. Roswell, Ga.

19. Lee's Summit, Mo.

20. Broken Arrow, Okla.

21. Chino Hills, Calif.

22. Gilbert, Ariz.

23. Edison, N.J.

24. Cranston, R.I.

25. Port St. Lucie, Fla.

26. Sandy, Utah

27. Nashua, N.H.

28. Danbury, Conn.

29. Huntington Beach, Calif.

30. Orange, Calif.

31. Hamilton, N.J.

32. Parma, Ohio

33. Overland Park, Kan.

34. Santa Clarita, Calif.

35. Stamford, Conn.

36. Cheektowaga, N.Y.

37. Livonia, Mich.

38. Sunnyvale, Calif.

39. Murrieta, Calif.

40. Canton, Mich.

41. Plano, Texas

42. Warwick, R.I.

43. Torrance, Calif.

44. Clifton, N.J.

44. Newport Beach, Calif.

46. Woodbridge, N.J.

47. Fargo, N.D.

48. Norman, Okla.

49. Olathe, Kan.

50. Boca Raton, Fla.

51. Livermore, Calif.

52. Centennial, Colo.

53. Fremont, Calif.

54. Clinton, Mich.

55. Vacaville, Calif.

56. Tracy, Calif.

57. Bellevue, Wash.

58. Carlsbad, Calif.

59. Pembroke Pines, Fla.

60. Farmington Hills, Mich.

61. Richardson, Texas

62. Rancho Cucamon., Calif.

63. Boulder, Colo.

64. McKinney, Texas

65. Rochester, Minn.

66. Beaverton, Ore.

67. Santa Clara, Calif.

68. Daly City, Calif.

69. Lewisville, Texas

70. Napa, Calif.

71. Burbank, Calif.

72. Arvada, Colo.

73. Alexandria, Va.

74. Virginia Beach, Va.

75. Ann Arbor, Mich.

76. Quincy, Mass.

77. Glendale, Calif.

78. Ventura, Calif.

79. Provo, Utah

80. Fullerton, Calif.

81. Lawrence, Kan.

82. Scottsdale, Ariz.

83. Carrollton, Texas

84. Hillsboro, Ore.

85. Somerville, Mass.

86. Kenosha, Wis.

87. Davie, Fla.

88. Chino, Calif.

89. Sunrise, Fla.

90. Cape Coral, Fla.

91. Henderson, Nev.

92. Billings, Mont.

93. Cedar Rapids, Iowa

94. Plantation, Fla.

95. Costa Mesa, Calif.

96. San Mateo, Calif.

97. Garland, Texas

98. Madison, Wis.

99. Corona, Calif.

100. Clovis, Calif.

101. Yonkers, N.Y.

102. Alhambra, Calif.

103. Buena Park, Calif.

104. Odessa, Texas

105. Chandler, Ariz.

106. Norwalk, Conn.

107. Upper Darby, Pa.

108. Peoria, Ariz.

109. Westminster, Calif.

110. Roseville, Calif.

111. Lakewood, Calif.

112. San Jose, Calif.

113. Honolulu, Hawaii

114. El Paso, Texas

115. Santa Barbara, Calif.

116. Temecula, Calif.

117. Cambridge, Mass.

118. Pasadena, Texas

119. Brownsville, Texas

120. Boise, Idaho

121. Garden Grove, Calif.

122. Mesquite, Texas

123. Westminster, Colo.

124. Manchester, N.H.

125. Whittier, Calif.

126. Westland, Mich.

127. McAllen, Texas

128. Lincoln, Neb.

129. Pasadena, Calif.

130. Columbia, Mo.

131. Midland, Texas

132. Chesapeake, Va.

133. Santa Rosa, Calif.

134. Spokane Valley, Wash.

135. Anaheim, Calif.

136. Athens-Clarke, Ga.

137. Green Bay, Wis.

138. Irving, Texas

139. Fort Collins, Colo.

140. Escondido, Calif.

141. Miramar, Fla.

142. Concord, Calif.

143. West Covina, Calif.

144. Hampton, Va.

145. New York City

146. Denton, Texas

147. Palm Bay, Fla.

148. Sioux City, Iowa

149. Sioux Falls, S.D.

150. Thornton, Colo.

151. Salem, Ore.

152. Hialeah, Fla.

153. Baldwin Park, Calif.

154. Erie, Pa.

155. San Angelo, Texas

156. Oxnard, Calif.

157. Oceanside, Calif.

158. Austin, Texas

159. Evansville, Ind.

160. Lakeland, Fla.

161. Laredo, Texas

162. Raleigh, N.C.

163. El Monte, Calif.

164. Waterbury, Conn.

165. Vista, Calif.

166. Murfreesboro, Tenn.

167. Fontana, Calif.

168. Grand Prairie, Texas

169. Fort Wayne, Ind.

170. Santa Ana, Calif.

171. Santa Monica, Calif.

172. Lexington, Ky.

173. Colorado Springs, Colo.

174. Suffolk, Va.

175. Hollywood, Fla.

176. Eugene, Ore.

177. Norwalk, Calif.

178. Santa Maria, Calif.

179. Downey, Calif.

180. Abilene, Texas

181. Chula Vista, Calif.

182. Ogden, Utah

183. Melbourne, Fla.

184. Clarksville, Tenn.

185. Sparks, Nev.

186. San Diego, Calif.

187. Carson, Calif.

188. Vancouver, Wash.

189. Greeley, Colo.

190. Springfield, Mo.

191. Mesa, Ariz.

192. Moreno Valley, Calif.

193. Tyler, Texas

194. Dearborn, Mich.

195. Des Moines, Iowa

196. Lowell, Mass.

197. San Antonio

198. Corpus Christi, Texas

199. El Cajon, Calif.

200. Salinas, Calif.

201. Fairfield, Calif.

202. Lakewood, Colo.

203. Redding, Calif.

204. Ontario, Calif.

205. South Gate, Calif.

206. Topeka, Kan.

207. Arlington, Texas

208. Lawton, Okla.

209. Riverside, Calif.

210. Antioch, Calif.

211. Long Beach, Calif.

212. Anchorage, Alaska

213. West Valley, Utah

214. Hawthorne, Calif.

215. Yuma, Ariz.

216. Louisville, Ky.

217. Omaha, Neb.

218. Clearwater, Fla.

219. Independence, Mo.

220. Spokane, Wash.

221. Reno, Nev.

222. Grand Rapids, Mich.

223. Pueblo, Colo.

224. Hayward, Calif.

225. Tuscaloosa, Ala.

226. Berkeley, Calif.

227. Las Cruces, N.M.

228. Mobile, Ala.

229. Worcester, Mass.

230. Palmdale, Calif.

231. Modesto, Calif.

232. Wichita Falls, Texas

233. Lubbock, Texas

234. San Leandro, Calif.

235. Amarillo, Texas

236. Bakersfield, Calif.

237. Columbus, Ga.

238. Gainesville, Fla.

239. Gresham, Ore.

240. Charleston, S.C.

241. Tempe, Ariz.

242. Lynn, Mass.

243. Lafayette, La.

244. Newport News, Va.

245. High Point, N.C.

246. Fort Worth, Texas

247. Salt Lake City, Utah

248. Jacksonville, Fla.

249. Portland, Ore.

250. Los Angeles

251. Victorville, Calif.

252. Bellflower, Calif.

253. Glendale, Ariz.

254. New Bedford, Mass.

255. Pomona, Calif.

256. Racine, Wis.

257. Aurora, Colo.

258. Elizabeth, N.J.

259. Rialto, Calif.

260. Savannah, Ga.

261. Paterson, N.J.

262. Seattle

263. Albany, Ga.

264. Southfield, Mich.

265. Lancaster, Calif.

266. Waco, Texas

267. Fresno, Calif.

268. Killeen, Texas

269. Greensboro, N.C.

270. San Francisco

271. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

272. Durham, N.C.

273. Fort Smith, Ark.

274. Tallahassee, Fla.

275. South Bend, Ind.

276. Lansing, Mich.

277. Federal Way, Wash.

278. Huntsville, Ala.

279. Albuquerque, N.M.

280. Visalia, Calif.

281. Winston-Salem, N.C.

282. Providence, R.I.

283. Everett, Wash.

284. Davenport, Iowa

285. Hammond, Ind.

286. Roanoke, Va.

287. Norfolk, Va.

288. Fayetteville, N.C.

289. Kent, Wash.

290. Akron, Ohio

291. St. Paul, Minn.

292. Wilmington, N.C.

293. Portsmouth, Va.

294. Oklahoma City

295. Columbia, S.C.

296. Canton, Ohio

297. Knoxville, Tenn.

298. Montgomery, Ala.

299. Allentown, Pa.

300. North Las Vegas, Nev.

301. Beaumont, Texas

302. Las Vegas, Nev.

303. Denver

304. Yakima, Wash.

305. Syracuse, N.Y.

306. Longview, Texas

307. Pittsburgh

308. Tucson, Ariz.

309. Bridgeport, Conn.

310. Inglewood, Calif.

311. Pompano Beach, Fla.

312. Albany, N.Y.

313. Phoenix

314. Boston

315. Chattanooga, Tenn.

316. Tampa, Fla.

317. Jersey City, N.J.

318. Milwaukee

319. Miami Beach, Fla.

320. Indianapolis, Ind.

321. Shreveport, La.

322. Sacramento, Calif.

323. St. Petersburg, Fla.

324. Tacoma, Wash.

325. Houston

326. Columbus, Ohio

327. Miami

328. Baton Rouge, La.

329. Charlotte, N.C.

330. Jackson, Miss.

331. Toledo, Ohio

332. Macon, Ga.

333. Nashville, Tenn.

334. Rochester, N.Y.

335. Tulsa, Okla.

336. Stockton, Calif.

337. Hartford, Conn.

338. Dallas

339. Miami Gardens, Fla.

340. Buffalo, N.Y.

341. Springfield, Mass.

342. Kansas City, Kan.

343. Philadelphia

344. West Palm Beach, Fla.

345. Minneapolis

346. Dayton, Ohio

347. Orlando, Fla.

348. San Bernardino, Calif.

349. Little Rock, Ark.

350. Newark, N.J.

351. Reading, Pa.

352. North Charleston, S.C.

353. Washington

354. Cincinnati

355. Atlanta

356. Kansas City, Mo.

357. Richmond, Va.

358. Trenton, N.J.

359. Memphis, Tenn.

360. Baltimore

361. Richmond, Calif.

362. Gary, Ind.

363. Youngstown, Ohio

364. Oakland, Calif.

365. Cleveland

366. Birmingham, Ala.

367. Camden, N.J.

368. Compton, Calif.

369. Flint, Mich.

370. Detroit

371. St. Louis

The Morgan Quitno Safest City Award is based on a city’s rate for six basic crime categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft. All cities of 75,000+ populations that reported crime data to the FBI for the six crime categories were included in the rankings. In this year’s survey, 371 cities were considered for the award. Final 2005 statistics, released by the FBI on September 18, 2006, were used to determine the rankings.

Only cities that reported crime rates were included in the list.

 
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