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Old 07-20-2008, 08:56 PM
 
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Same here! i love Baltimore (and the DC area). But Baltimore really does ruin the curve for just about everything in Maryland
Maryland actually ranks in the top 5 for income, so it's not a poor state. But you are right, Baltimore city brings the state down.

Interestingly, West Virginia, one of the poorest states, ranks in the top 15 for safest states. It's next door neighbor, Virginia, ranks good too.

Michigan ranks high in crime for a northern state. I'm thinking Detroit may be hurting that state.
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:06 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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No. 3: New Mexico

New Mexico's coiffed tourist image of open desert spaces, Earth-conscious living and colorful hot-air balloons belie a serious crime problem in this border state.

Rankings in Crime (out of 50)

Assault: 6
Burglary: 3
Murder: 10 (tie)
Motor Vehicle Theft: 8
Rape: 2
Robbery: 24


This dosent surprise me either,NM has been in the top 10 for years and years. I've seen alot of stuff here, from minor stuff to armed robberies to a shooting, just last week a relative got arrested for murder, and most of what I've seen has been in a couple towns in NM, its not just a city problem.

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Old 07-20-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Sad to see my home state move up on the list. Must have something to do with the continuous turmoil in New Orleans' slums as those areas try to rebuild.
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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I'm reading a lot of claims that a single city's high crime rate is throwing off their state's average.

But look at Ohio. We have FOUR cities in the top 20 "most dangerous cities" list from 2007, but we're not in the top 15 most dangerous states list. We're one of the 20 states in the middle.
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I'm reading a lot of claims that a single city's high crime rate is throwing off their state's average.

But look at Ohio. We have FOUR cities in the top 20 "most dangerous cities" list from 2007, but we're not in the top 15 most dangerous states list. We're one of the 20 states in the middle.
I didn't mean to imply that New Orleans was the only problem. All of Louisiana's cities have a high crime rate, but New Orleans has them all beat by a mile, easily.
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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I wasn't directing that solely at you MetroBTR. The claim was also made for South Carolina,(well not just one in SC) Tennessee, Maryland, etc.
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:41 PM
 
Location: IN
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NH is the safest state according to this website!
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:47 PM
 
Location: moving again
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I'm reading a lot of claims that a single city's high crime rate is throwing off their state's average.

But look at Ohio. We have FOUR cities in the top 20 "most dangerous cities" list from 2007, but we're not in the top 15 most dangerous states list. We're one of the 20 states in the middle.
you also have the 7th most population - not all states have 11,466,917 which could have something to do with it

but in MD, we also have the DC area that contributes
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Honestly, Virginia shocks me. You would think they would rank on the most dangerous list. When you have cities like Richmond and areas like the Hampton Roads both have had problems with crime, you would think they would have the Michigan and Maryland effect by bringing the state down. But I guess not. The small towns east of I-95 has problems as well. But good job Virginia.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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you also have the 7th most population - not all states have 11,466,917 which could have something to do with it

but in MD, we also have the DC area that contributes
Well, that makes sense, I guess.
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