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    Safest States in the U.S. for 2008

    No 1: New Hampshire
    New Hampshire is ranked No. 1 for the first time thanks to impressively low crime across the board. It boasts the nation's lowest murder rate and second-lowest aggravated assault and burglary rates.

    Rankings in Crime (out of 50)
    Assault: 49
    Burglary: 49
    Murder: 50
    Motor Vehicle Theft: 47
    Rape: 39
    Robbery: 43


    No. 2: Maine
    The Pine Tree state has been ranked in the top three each of the past 15 years. It has the lowest assault rate in the U.S.

    Rankings in Crime (out of 50)
    Assault: 50
    Burglary: 38
    Murder: 45
    Motor Vehicle Theft: 48
    Rape: 40
    Robbery: 44



    No. 3: North Dakota

    After dominating the Safest State list for the past decade, the Peace Garden state suffers its lowest ranking since 1996. Its rape rate is mainly to blame.

    Rankings in Crime (out of 50)
    Assault: 48
    Burglary: 46
    Murder: 48
    Motor Vehicle Theft: 45
    Rape: 28
    Robbery: 50


    No. 4: Vermont
    It's nice to know there are some places left in the world where folks don't have to live under lock and key. Vermont was the safest state in 2003 along with 1994 & 1996.

    Rankings in Crime (out of 50)
    Assault: 47
    Burglary: 36
    Murder: 41
    Motor Vehicle Theft: 49
    Rape: 42
    Robbery: 46


    No. 5: South Dakota
    As one of the safest states to live in, South Dakota suffers from a shockingly high incidence of rape, but ranks in the top 5 in all other categories.

    Rankings in Crime (out of 50)
    Assault: 46
    Burglary: 48
    Murder: 49
    Motor Vehicle Theft: 50
    Rape: 9
    Robbery: 48


    No. 6: Wyoming
    Wyoming is a great example of a state with low income and low economic growth that does not fall prey to major crime.

    Rankings in Crime (out of 50)
    Assault: 30
    Burglary: 43
    Murder: 46
    Motor Vehicle Theft: 46
    Rape: 36
    Robbery: 49


    No. 7: Montana
    Some credit Montana's low crime rate to the high level of gun ownership. Since most criminals are looking for easy targets, this may keep some in line. The Treasure State has lowest burglary rate in the country.

    Rankings in Crime (out of 50)
    Assault: 28
    Burglary: 50
    Murder: 42 (tie)
    Motor Vehicle Theft: 41
    Rape: 31
    Robbery: 47

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    No. 8: Iowa
    The Hawkeye State pulls in the No. 8 ranking for the fourth year in a row thanks to above average scores in all six crime categories.

    Rankings in Crime (out of 50)
    Assault: 26
    Burglary: 30
    Murder: 42 (tie)
    Motor Vehicle Theft: 42
    Rape: 33
    Robbery: 42


    No. 9: Idaho
    Idaho is a regular on most of the best places to live lists published from various media venues, thanks to its much touted city, Boise. But they need to work on that rape statistic.

    Rankings in Crime (out of 50)
    Assault: 31
    Burglary: 37
    Murder: 38
    Motor Vehicle Theft: 44
    Rape: 13
    Robbery: 35



    No. 10: Wisconsin
    Wisconsin consistently ranks well below the national crime average.

    Rankings in Crime (out of 50)
    Assault: 38
    Burglary: 40
    Murder: 33
    Motor Vehicle Theft: 36
    Rape: 47
    Robbery: 28


    No. 11: Connecticut
    Connecticut is the state where many New Yorkers relocate when it's time to raise a family and give in to the hour-plus commute to the Big Apple. A plus: low levels of assault, burglary and rape.

    Rankings in Crime (out of 50)
    Assault: 44
    Burglary: 44
    Murder: 32
    Motor Vehicle Theft: 28
    Rape: 48
    Robbery: 22


    No. 12: Rhode Island
    The Ocean State improves four spots this year to score the second best gain after Washington state thanks to strong rankings in all categories except auto theft.

    Rankings in Crime (out of 50)
    Assault: 45
    Burglary: 39
    Murder: 37
    Motor Vehicle Theft: 22
    Rape: 38
    Robbery: 37


    No. 13: Utah
    Home to one of the safest cities in America, Orem, the Beehive State maintains its No. 13 ranking that it also held last year.

    Rankings in Crime (out of 50)
    Assault: 42
    Burglary: 33
    Murder: 42 (tie)
    Motor Vehicle Theft: 25
    Rape: 21
    Robbery: 40



    No. 14: West Virginia
    West Virginia is seeing an influx of commuters from the Washington D.C. metro region (including Northern Virginia and parts of Maryland) for its low crime rate and more affordable land and housing.

    Rankings in Crime (out of 50)
    Assault: 27
    Burglary: 28
    Murder: 29
    Motor Vehicle Theft: 39
    Rape: 45
    Robbery: 41


    No. 15: Virginia

    The Old Dominion State improves one position for the third year in a row and holds its best ranking since 2001. It has low crime in all categories except burglaries where it has the fifth worst rate in the nation.

    Rankings in Crime (out of 50)
    Assault: 39
    Burglary: 5
    Murder: 23
    Motor Vehicle Theft: 40
    Rape: 43
    Robbery: 27

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    What about New York?!?!?!?

    Brooklyn is pretty safe.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamaicangirl View Post
    What about New York?!?!?!?

    Brooklyn is pretty safe.....
    I thought my state would've been there, B-more had to fcuk it all up.

    Most Dangerous
    Cities 2007

    No. 12:

    Baltimore, Md.

    Rankings in Crime
    Assault: 14
    Murder: 5
    Rape: 284
    Motor Vehicle Theft: 65
    Robbery: 12
    Burglary: 101

    Most Dangerous Cities 2007 - AOL Money & Finance

    The ones in bold are what are troubling me, how the fcuk did we beat out MIA and Memphis????
    No. 4 -- Maryland

    Hugging the nation's high-crime capital, struggling to revitalize Baltimore and growing its gambling industry, Maryland has the highest murder and robbery rate.

    Rankings in Crime

    Murder: 1
    Rape: 45
    Robbery: 1
    Assault: 8
    Burglary: 26
    Motor Vehicle Theft: 6

    fyi- just in case you want to see where you live in a war zone or a pine valley
    Most Dangerous/Safest State Award 2007

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    great florida is 9 on most dangerous

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    Not bad .New york score 31 on the worst list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamaicangirl View Post
    What about New York?!?!?!?

    Brooklyn is pretty safe.....
    yuh had meh on d ground wit dis 1!!!!!!!!!

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