New crime statistics have mixed results for local areas
April 1, 2009 - 1:57am
Bob Kur, WTOP.com
UNDATED - Some new crime statistics are out, and there is good and bad news about what is happening in local areas.
Virginia is the 14th safest state in the country, improving its
position for a fourth consecutive year. The ranking is the best the
state has had since 2001.
CQ Press, an independent publishing firm that tallies the statistics,
reported numbers based on counts of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and vehicle theft.
Maryland has the second highest murder and robbery rate in the
country, with Baltimore being the 12th more (sic) dangerous city in
America. D.C. is the 21st most dangerous.
The safest states according to the survey are New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.