Most dangerous cities. Most safe cities. Most family-friendly cities. Most unfriendly to retirees cities. I really wish we could find out how these lists are compiled. What data (and money or lack of) is fed into the decision machine? What exceptions are made? What is left out when calculating crime and what is combined? Why do city officials spend thousands of taxpayer dollars actively campaigning for “safest city” awards from who? Then if they’re chosen, they spend thousands of taxpayer dollars travelling to a central point, where they’re wined, dined (by who?)and presented with whatever the distinction calls for.....a certificate, a few signs, banners? Yea! In El Paso, TX officials and police are milking this award (2nd safest city in America) to the hilt. Mayor, City Council, City Manager, Police Chief are all taking credit and daring the citizens to complain about recent criminal activity on the police force and corruption in city government. Why....we’re the 2nd safest city in America. How dare you question us? I think these lists are worthless. Opinions?
Just the facts, folks.
Lists are compiled from FBI Crime Stats.