March 22, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #3

The 13 Most Dangerous Places To Live In the U.S.

1. Nevada
2. New Mexicao
3. Arizona
4. Maryland
5. Tennessee
6. South Carolina
7. Alaska
8. Florida
9. California
10. Louisiana
11. Michigan
12. Texas
13. Arkansas

Morgan Quitno’s annual rankings of crime in states, metro areas and cities are considered by some in the law enforcement community as controversial. The FBI and many criminologists caution against rankings according to crime rates. They correctly point out that crime levels are affected by many different factors, such as population density, composition of the population (particularly the concentration of youth), climate, economic conditions, strength of local law enforcement agencies, citizen’s attitudes toward crime, cultural factors, education levels, crime reporting practices of citizens and family cohesiveness.

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Selena Kitt said...

We're number 11. Ouch!


Anni said...

well, that's scary. I'm in the 11th and my best friend is in the 2nd!

I'm up. Happy TTing!

GreenEyedGirl said...

Yikes! I wonder what the Canadian list is?

Pen said...

Interesting! There are a couple surprises on that list!

My TT is up as well! Have a wonderful Thursday!

thecabinet said...

I am going on a crime spree to try and boost California's rating on your list !!

Ash said...

I'm in florida, and I have to agree with the list. It's getting damn harsh to live down here.