Thursday, August 20, 2009

Compare Crime Rates in Any Two U.S. Cities

Crime Rate Comparison: Compare crime rates in two cities, from a database of 8,213 cities.

The chart above compares the safest city (Newton, MA) in the U.S. to the most dangerous city (Camden, NJ), for cities with populations above 75,000.

Thanks to HappyJuggler.
Originally posted at Carpe Diem.


At 8/20/2009 1:00 PM, Blogger Jack Croww said...

Acting wonky to me. I put in my town (8K) and compared it to Rockford, IL, and was told my town had more rape than Rockford. Then I compared my town to Peoria, IL, and got the exact same chart as from the Rockford comparison.

At 8/20/2009 2:51 PM, Blogger Austin said...

Compare New York, New York and Washington, D.C. Fun.

At 8/20/2009 2:51 PM, Blogger sethstorm said...

Wouldn't those statistics be affected by it being a "reported crime" rate? That is, some places report differently than others.

When that changes over to a unified standard, then I might be a bit more inclined to believe the reported numers.

At 8/20/2009 3:52 PM, Blogger juandos said...

The comparison of Detroit, Mi versus St. Louis, Mo seems to be about right...

At 8/21/2009 4:04 AM, Blogger bob wright said...


It's not just that "some places report differently", it's that many places under report.

The Detroit police regularly under report crime in Detroit.

In the irony file, shouldn't it be a crime for police to falsify crime data?

At 8/21/2009 3:09 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Who knew there was less theft in Detroit than Minneapolis. Nothing left worth stealing?

Oh well all that matters to me is murder rates anyway. Just glad I don't live in New Orleans or Washington D.C not to mention Detroit.


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