Friday, April 09, 2004

A friend sent me this this morning:

Worst Small Cities for Crime
1. Topeka, KS
Topeka has the highest rate of property crime among cities with fewer than 200,000 residents. The rates of larceny and robbery are especially high.

2. Pine Bluff, AR
Pine Bluff has a high rate of murder and the ninth-highest rate of robbery in the nation.

3. Monroe, LA
Monroe suffers from significant property and violent crime, especially assault and larceny.

4. Alexandria, LA
Alexandria has the fourth-highest violent crime rate in the nation. Murder and assault are a problem, in particular, but the rate of forcible rape is low.

5. Florence, SC
Assault and larceny rates are high in Florence, but the murder rate is low.

It comes from this article.