I woke up hearing it on the clock radio this morning. Columbus is waaaaaay down on the list.
From what I found looking at a bunch of different sources…. according to ”City Crime Rankings, 14th Edition” from CQ Publishing:
Cleveland is 10th
Youngstown is 15th
Cincinnati is 16th
Dayton is 19th
I was in Detroit this weekend… Detroit is number one on the list. I am not sure I was ever really in Detroit though I may have just been in the suburbs. It is 300 + cities… It is cities with population of 75,000 + . That may be a stretch to compare / rank Detroit MI against a city with a population of 75,000.
I of course hopped out of bed to Google the news… and see where Columbus was on this list. The report by CQ Press has riled up cities, mayors, police chiefs and the FBI. The stats used to make the ranking come from FBI stats but may not be used correctly… according to much of the commentary about the report.
Columbus comes in as the nation’s 47th most dangerous city, Toledo is 46th and Canton 42nd. Akron did not submit data.
He bought the report. I am not going to… you can buy a pdf for 5 dollars, a paper back book for 49 dollars, a CD of the info for 99 dollars.
WOSU reports on the story – Columbus is number 48. They say Toledo is 47th…
The Associated Press noted:
The study excluded Chicago, Minneapolis, and other Illinois and Minnesota cities because of incomplete data.
Number 47, or number 48… it doesn’t include Chicago, Minneapolis…or the rest of Illinois or Minnesota.. maybe it can’t be taken seriously.