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Metro area is ranked 160th-most dangerous



Published: Tue, November 23, 2010 @ 12:10 a.m.

By David Skolnick

skolnick@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

The Youngstown metropolitan area was the 160th-most dangerous area in the country last year, according to a recent national study.

The Youngstown metro area, which includes Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio and Mercer County in Pennsylvania, improved its ranking in the 2009 study by CQ Press, released Sunday. The area was ranked 147th most dangerous in the 2008 study.

The study includes 347 metro areas in the country.

The study uses major-crime statistics reported by law-enforcement agencies to the FBI for murders, rapes, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries and motor-vehicle thefts.

There were seven metropolitan areas in Ohio more dangerous than the Youngstown area, according to the report.

Tops among Ohio metro areas is Lima at No. 36 with Toledo at No. 54, Columbus at No. 79, Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor at No. 97, Dayton at No. 141, Akron at No. 147, and Springfield at No. 157.

The report also lists the most-dangerous cities with a population of at least 75,000.

Youngstown had traditionally been among the study’s most dangerous cities, including ninth overall in the nation in 2005.

But Youngstown’s population dropped from 75,919 in 2006 to 73,927 in 2007, and continues to decline. Because of that, Youngstown hasn’t been a part of the CQ Press survey since 2006, when it was listed as the nation’s 15th most dangerous city.

Among metropolitan areas, the Detroit-Dearborn region was No. 1, ahead of Pine Bluff, Ark., which was No. 1 in the previous study.

Among cities, St. Louis was No. 1, beating Camden, N.J., which was at the top of the list the previous year.


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1moringlory(14 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Youngstown had traditionally been among the study’s most dangerous cities, including ninth overall in the nation in 2005.

But Youngstown’s population dropped from 75,919 in 2006 to 73,927 in 2007, and continues to decline. Because of that, Youngstown hasn’t been a part of the CQ Press survey since 2006, when it was listed as the nation’s 15th most dangerous city
I am just wondering if it makes you proud , especially when you read ytown isnt even included in the survery on this........

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2CrestwoodRocks(107 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

This also makes me wonder if most of the Portage and Stark County Communities are listed under the Akron Metro

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3city_resident(513 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

I don't know about Portage--I think it is in the Akron metro, but Stark County is in it's own metro area.

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4southsidedave(4784 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Not something for the city to be proud of. By the way, we don't need a study to tell us how dangerous this city is.

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5Nonsocialist(710 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

"Youngstown had traditionally been among the study’s most dangerous cities, including ninth overall in the nation in 2005.

But Youngstown’s population dropped from 75,919 in 2006 to 73,927 in 2007, and continues to decline. Because of that, Youngstown hasn’t been a part of the CQ Press survey since 2006, when it was listed as the nation’s 15th most dangerous city."

On first thought, it would seem that the Democratic-Socialist rulers of the Mahoning Valley are relieved by the drop in population below 75K so that these CQ Press Survey rankings go away. On second thought, they don't care either way because you'll continue to vote for them no matter what.

Enjoy the status quo.

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