Safest and Most Dangerous U.S. Cities, 2008

The following table ranks the safest and most dangerous cities in the United States as of 2008. The cities all have populations of more than 75,000. The rankings are based on a city's rate for six crime categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft.

Safest Most dangerous
Rank City Rank City Rank City Rank City
1. Ramapo, N.Y. 14. Toms River Twnshp, N.J. 1. New Orleans, La. 14. Memphis, Tenn.
2. Mission Viejo, Calif. 15. Cary, N.C. 2. Camden, N.J. 15. Youngstown, Ohio
3. O'Fallon, Mo. 16. Frisco, Tex. 3. Detroit, Mich. 16. Atlanta, Ga.
4. Newton, Mass. 17. Sugar Land, Tex. 4. St. Louis, Mo. 17. Compton, Calif.
5. Brick Twnshp, N.J. 18. Thousand Oaks, Calif. 5. Oakland, Calif. 18. Orlando, Fla.
6. Clarkstown, N.Y. 19. Round Rock, Tex. 6. Flint, Mich. 19. Little Rock, Ark.
7. Amherst, N.Y. 20. Orem, Utah 7. Gary, Ind. 20. Minneapolis, Minn.
8. Greece, N.Y. 21. Troy, Mich. 8. Birmingham, Ala. 21. Washington, D.C.
9. Allen, Tex. 22. Missouri City, Tex. 9. Richmond, Calif. 22. Philadelphia, Pa.
10. Colonie, N.Y. 23. Gilbert, Ariz. 10. North Charleston, S.C. 23. Jackson, Miss.
11. Irvine, Calif. 24. Canton Twnshp, Mich. 11. Cleveland, Ohio 24. Newark, N.J.
12. Lake Forest, Calif. 25. Cranston, R.I. 12. Baltimore, Md. 25. Milwaukee, Wis.
13. Chino Hills, Calif.     13. Miami Gardens, Fla.    

Information Please® Database, © 2008 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

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