Safety ranking of the nation’s 10 largest cities

October 9, 2006

Ranking of the nation’s 10 largest cities in order of crime rate per capita in 2005. The ranking does not take into account the severity of the reported crimes:

1. New York: one crime per 37.38 residents.

2. San Jose, Calif.: one crime per 34.46 residents.

3. Los Angeles: one crime per 25.97 residents.

4. San Diego: one crime per 24.09 residents.

5. Chicago: one crime per 21.9 residents.

6. Philadelphia: one crime per 17.96 residents.

7. Houston: one crime per 14.17 residents.

8. San Antonio: one crime per 14.12 residents.

9. Phoenix: one crime per 14.10 residents.

10. Dallas: one crime per 11.79 residents.

Source: FBI annual crime report, http://www.fbi. gov/ucr/05cius/

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