Monday, November 21, 2005

DC 13th Most Dangerous City

Camden, New Jersey was ranked as America's most dangerous city in an annual ranking:

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - For the second year in a row, this destitute city has been named the nation's most dangerous, according to a company's annual ranking based on crime statistics...

The city took the top spot last year from Detroit, which remained No. 2 in the most dangerous city rankings, to be released Monday by Morgan Quitno Press. The Lawrence, Kan.-based company publishes "City Crime Rankings," an annual reference book.

Other detailed rankings are available on the publisher's website. Among them, DC comes in as the 13th most dangerous city nationwide (out of 369). In neighboring states, Richmond, VA and Baltimore, MD come in 5th and 6th respectively. Out of cities with populations of 500,000 or more, Baltimore and DC rank 2nd and 3rd behind Detroit. Richmond comes in 3rd for cities with populations between 100,000 and 499,000. Interestingly, the DC-area does not appear in the 25 most dangerous metropolitan areas (Baltimore-Towson, MD is 20th).

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