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Maryland's Safest City Is...

Which Maryland cities were named safest and which were tagged most dangerous contained a few surprises.

Where Baltimore ranked on a list of Maryland's cities may surprise you. File|Patch
Where Baltimore ranked on a list of Maryland's cities may surprise you. File|Patch

A website has ranked Maryland's safest and most dangerous cities. What's your take on its rankings? Tell us in the comment section below.

Do you live in Maryland’s safest city?

If you live in Hampstead, then the answer is yes. If not, sorry 

The Movoto Real Estate website looked at crime statistics and released a ranking of the state’s safest cities, and the most dangerous. Their list is sure to generate debate.

While Baltimore has Maryland’s highest violent crime rate, it was not named the most dangerous city. That dubious distinction went to the resort town of Ocean City, which was tops in property crime. Which would you say is the more dangerous place to be?

The three cities tagged with the ranking of most dangerous were Baltimore, Elkton, and Ocean City.

The website based its rankings by taking information from the FBI’s most recent crime report for Maryland (2012 for all of the places with populations of 5,000 or above. Then, it factored in violent crime, property crime and the chance a resident will be a victim of a crime.

Here is the list of Maryland’s safest places, according to Movoto:

1. Town of Hampstead
2. CDP of Ocean Pines
2. Town of Thurmont
2. City of Glenarden
5. City of Taneytown
6. City of Brunswick
7. City of Bowie
8. City of New Carrollton
9. City of Frostburg
10. City of District Heights

Chuck Burton May 01, 2014 at 11:26 AM
Interesting that 4 of the 10 safest places were in crime ridden Prince Georges County.
Charles E. Pace, Sr. May 17, 2014 at 07:26 AM
Finally, good news for Prince Georges County.
You May 25, 2014 at 08:30 PM
An absolute joke. Half the towns are full of KKK wackos and the the other half are full black gang drug dealers! LMAO! Oh the way the media plays the "lying through statistics" game and yes that is a real book and is taught in colleges. It teaches how to bend stats to put forth an agenda.
You May 25, 2014 at 08:34 PM
I am sure the people in Monkton, Kingsville, Jarrettsville, White Hall and the like are agreeing to this crap... oh I am sorry "facts". LOL!
Susan Mary Dasch-Compton May 26, 2014 at 08:14 AM
This is by reported crimes correct? If they only walked the street and seen what was really going down!!

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