Daytona Beach made "Top 20" in NeighborhoodScout's List of the Most Dangerous places to Live in the USA
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - The home of NASCAR and "The world's Most Famous Beach" again earned a spot as one of the top cities in a national ranking.
Research firm NeighborhoodSCOUT has just released its 2017 List of the 100 Most Dangerous Places to Live in the USA and the City of Daytona Beach was able to attain 20th place.
The research reveals the 100 most dangerous cities in America with 25,000 or more people, based on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent crimes include homicide, rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. Data used for this research are 1) the number of violent crimes reported to the FBI to have occurred in each city, and 2) the population of each city.
Thousands of cities nationwide - both large and small - have multiple agencies with law enforcement responsibility. These include municipal police, county sheriff, transit police, campus police, public school police, park and port police, tribal police, and more. Since many cities are served by more than one law enforcement agency, our exclusive analysis includes crimes reported by all agencies. We accomplish this by collecting raw crime data from all 18,000 law enforcement agencies in America. Then we use a relational database built from the ground up to assign reported crimes from each agency to the city where it has law enforcement responsibility. This method provides an accurate representation of the complete number and types of crimes that truly occur within any city or town, not just crimes reported by a single municipal agency.The good news is that there are 19 places in worse shape than Daytona Beach, so not all is gloom and doom.
More information at: http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/neighborhoods/crime-rates/top100dangerous/