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Safest and Most Dangerous U.S. Cities, 2007

The following table ranks the safest and most dangerous cities in the United States as of 2007. 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. Mission Viejo, Calif. 14. Cary, N.C. 1. Detroit, Mich. 14. Compton, Calif.
2. Clarkstown, N.Y. 15. Greece, N.Y. 2. St. Louis, Mo. 15. Youngstown, Ohio
3. Brick, N.J. 16. Chino Hills, Calif. 3. Flint, Mich. 16. Cincinnati, Ohio
4. Amherst, N.Y. 17. Coral Springs, Fla. 4. Oakland, Calif. 17. Gary, Ind.
5. Sugar Land, Texas 18. Troy, Mich. 5. Camden, N.J. 18. Kansas City, Mo.
6. Colonie, N.Y. 19. Farmington Hills, Mich. 6. Birmingham, Ala. 19. Dayton, Ohio
7. Thousand Oaks, Calif. 20. Centennial, Colo. 7. North Charleston, S.C. 20. Newark, N.J.
8. Newton, Mass. 21. Glendale, Calif. 8. Memphis, Tenn. 21. Philadelphia, Penn.
9. Toms River, N.J. 22. Broken Arrow, Okla. 9. Richmond, Calif. 22. Atlanta, Ga.
10. Lake Forest, Calif. 23. Parma, Ohio 10. Cleveland, Ohio 23. Jackson, Miss.
11. Irvine, Calif. 24. Sterling Heights, Mich. 11. Orlando, Fla. 24. Buffalo, N.Y.
12. Orem, Utah 25. Simi Valley, Calif. 12. Baltimore, Md. 25. Kansas City, Kans.
13. Round Rock, Texas     13. Little Rock, Ark.    

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