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