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Safest and Most Dangerous U.S. Cities, 2006

Safest Most dangerous
Rank City Rank City Rank City Rank City
1. Brick, N.J. 14. Dover, N.J. 1. St. Louis, Mo. 14. Trenton, N.J.
2. Amherst, N.Y. 15. Lake Forest, Calif. 2. Detroit, Mich. 15. Richmond, Va.
3. Mission Viejo, Calif. 16. Sterling Heights, Mich. 3. Flint, Mich. 16. Kansas City, Mo.
4. Newton, Mass. 17. Simi Valley, Calif. 4. Compton, Calif. 17. Atlanta, Ga.
5. Troy, Mich. 18. Roswell, Ga. 5. Camden, N.J. 18. Cincinnati, Ohio
6. Colonie, N.Y. 19. Lee's Summit, Mo. 6. Birmingham, Ala. 19. Washington, D.C.
7. Irvine, Calif. 20. Broken Arrow, Okla. 7. Cleveland, Ohio 20. North Charleston, S.C.
8. Cary, N.C. 21. Chino Hills, Calif. 8. Oakland, Calif. 21. Reading, Penn.
9. Greece, N.Y. 22. Gilbert, Ariz. 9. Youngstown, Ohio 22. Newark, N.J.
10. Coral Springs, Fla. 23. Edison Township, N.J. 10. Gary, Ind. 23. Little Rock, Ark.
11. Thousand Oaks, Calif. 24. Cranston, R.I. 11. Richmond, Calif. 24. San Bernardino, Calif.
12. Orem, Utah 25. Port St. Lucie, Fla. 12. Baltimore, Md. 25. Orlando, Fla.
13. Round Rock, Texas     13. Memphis, Tenn.    
NOTE: Cities with 75,000+ population. The rankings are based on a city's rate for six crime categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft.

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