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    Louisiana moves from 10th to 2nd-most dangerous state

    Louisiana was the second -most dangerous state in the nation in 2006, according to a CQ Press crime rankings report issued Tuesday.
    Louisiana jumped from the 10th-most dangerous state in 2005 to the second-most dangerous in 2006, the report shows.
    Nevada ranked the most dangerous in 2006; New Hampshire ranked the safest.
    The numbers come from a ranking conducted by CQ Press, a division of Congressional Quarterly Inc., and published annually as “Crime State Rankings and the Safest and Most Dangerous State Awards.”
    Troy Blanchard, an LSU sociology professor and criminologist, said Tuesday there needs to be an asterisk next to Louisiana because of the state’s unusual circumstances in 2006.
    “What was going on in 2006? We were rapidly losing and gaining population in the state’s two biggest cities after the hurricanes in 2005, so the population was in upheaval and turmoil,” Blanchard said.
    “What we had in 2005 was a worst possible scenario with the worst catastrophe that ever occurred in the country. What we have here is snapshot at the worst possible time,” he said.
    Col. Mike Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, said he has a hard time believing Louisiana is the second most dangerous state in the country.
    “It sounds very subjective,” Edmonson said Tuesday.
    “I’m very surprised and don’t see it myself. I’m kind of perplexed by the ranking and think it’s an injustice to the men and women of the state,” he said.
    Barry Erwin, president and chief executive officer of Council For a Better Louisiana, a nonprofit public interest group, said Louisiana’s jump from 10th to second must have been due to two things: “One, we did have an increase in crime in Louisiana during that time. Second, we had a loss of population after the hurricanes and that affects the crime rates. Crime can go up when population is down.”
    According to FBI statistics, Erwin said, there were about 3,000 more violent crimes in the state in 2006 than in 2005.
    Nevertheless, he said, there are other questions to consider about the CQ Press numbers.

    “It all depends. Who left and who stayed,” Erwin said referring to the out migration after Hurricane Katrina.
    The CQ Press rankings were determined using crime rates for six categories: murder, rape, aggravated assault, burglary, robbery and vehicle theft.
    Those categories were weighted equally and then compared to the national average. The scores were totaled and each state was issued a score. The farther below the national average a state’s crime rate was, the safer it was ranked; the farther above the national average, the more dangerous.
    With a ranking of 2, Louisiana was 40 percent more dangerous than the national average, according to the CQ Press rankings.
    The organization’s annual rankings of crime in states, metro areas and cities are considered by some in the law enforcement community as controversial, CQ Press admitted in the report.
    Police agencies and criminologists “correctly point out that crime levels are affected by many different factors, such as population density, composition of the population, climate, economic conditions, strength of local law enforcement agencies, citizens’ attitudes toward crime, cultural factors, educational levels, and crime reporting practices of citizens.”
    CQ Press officials could not be reached Tuesday for comment. They did not respond to an e-mail and two phone messages made by The Advocate to the organization’s Washington, D.C., office.
    Gov. Bobby Jindal, in a written statement issued Tuesday about the state’s ranking, said, “We must do everything we can to ensure our law enforcement officers have the tools they need to protect our communities and keep them safe. … We are proposing additional funding in our budget for additional state troopers and interoperability equipment, and also look forward to working with the legislature to increase sentencing requirements to protect Louisianans from violent criminals.”
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    I think the problem is that the Swamp Mafia is hangin' out here when they should be cuffin' and stuffin'!
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    yeah you swamp mafia guys...
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    Louisiana moves from 10th to 2nd-most dangerous state
    Dumbasses. Took em this long to figure that out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    I think the problem is that the Swamp Mafia is hangin' out here when they should be cuffin' and stuffin'!

    We're the only reason Lousyana isn't number one.
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    I would think that this increase comes from one small area of the state, rather than the areas that most of the mafia covers.
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    So what do Louisiana and Nevada have in common that causes them to be ranked 1 and 2 on the list?

    Louisiana jumped from the 10th-most dangerous state in 2005 to the second-most dangerous in 2006, the report shows.
    Nevada ranked the most dangerous in 2006; New Hampshire ranked the safest.

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    Smokey those were the numbers from 2006 here are the new numbers for 2007
    http://finance.yahoo.com/real-estate...merican-States

    For the fourth year in a row, Nevada has earned the dubious distinction of being the most dangerous state in America, according to a survey published Thursday.
    Based on annual statistics, Nevada had the highest crime rate among the 50 states across the country, according to Morgan Quitno Press, an independent researcher in Lawrence, Kansas, which publishes the rankings annually.
    "The story for Nevada remains the same as in previous years," Scott Morgan, president of Morgan Quitno Press, remarked in the report. "As a rapidly growing state, it struggles with crime and other problems. It has some of the highest murder, robbery and motor vehicle theft rates in the country."

    The survey, which did not include the District of Columbia, looked at rates from 2005 for six major crimes including murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary and auto theft, comparing those to the national average.

    Neighboring Southwestern states New Mexico and Arizona joined Nevada as second and third most dangerous states across the country, followed by Maryland and Tennessee.
    North Dakota ranked as the safest state this year, making it the 10th time in the last 14 years the state has earned the honor.
    Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and Wyoming also ranked as some of the safest states, according to the survey.
    Crime: Where Does Your State Rank?
    Rank State 2006 Rank
    1 Nevada 1
    2 New Mexico 3
    3 Arizona 4
    4 Maryland 5
    5 Tennessee 8
    6 South Carolina 6
    7 Alaska 9
    8 Florida 7
    9 California 10
    10 Louisiana 2
    11 Michigan 12
    12 Texas 11
    13 Arkansas 15
    14 Washington 16
    15 Oklahoma 14
    16 North Carolina 17
    17 Alabama 18
    18 Delaware 24
    19 Missouri 20
    20 Georgia 13
    21 Illinois 19
    22 Colorado 22
    23 Ohio 23
    24 Mississippi 21
    25 Indiana 28
    Rank State 2006 Rank
    26 Pennsylvania 29
    27 Kansas 25
    28 Hawaii 26
    29 Oregon 27
    30 Massachusetts 30
    31 New York 31
    32 Minnesota 35
    33 New Jersey 32
    34 Kentucky 33
    35 Rhode Island 38
    36 Virginia 37
    37 Nebraska 34
    38 Utah 36
    39 Idaho 40
    40 Connecticut 39
    41 West Virginia 41
    42 Wisconsin 44
    43 Iowa 43
    44 Montana 42
    45 South Dakota 45
    46 Wyoming 46
    47 New Hampshire 47
    48 Maine 49
    49 Vermont 48
    50 North Dakota 50
    Source: Morgan Quinto Press using FBI statistics
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlaw View Post
    Rank State 2006 Rank
    1 Nevada 1
    2 New Mexico 3
    3 Arizona 4
    4 Maryland 5
    5 Tennessee 8
    6 South Carolina 6
    7 Alaska 9
    8 Florida 7
    9 California 10
    10 Louisiana 2
    Wow, the Swamp Mafia really cleaned things up!

    So Louisiana is now less dangerous than even the leftist paradise of California and the harsh wilderness of Alaska? What's going on in Alaska? I didn't think a mostly rural, frozen state would have so much crime. And what is the deal with Nevada? Do criminals all flock there because they think that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, including warrants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Wow, the Swamp Mafia really cleaned things up!

    So Louisiana is now less dangerous than even Alaska? What's going on in Alaska? I thought criminals would just freeze to death before they committed their crimes.
    Those were the numbers for 2007 and yes we did drop back down but here is the newest numbers for 2008 and we have again moved into the second slot behind Nevada who has held the top spot for the past five years.

    http://money.aol.com/mortgage/most-dangerous-states
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    I wouldn't say this report is an accurate representation of which states are the most dangerous, in reality.

    They came up with these results only by using crime rates for six categories: murder, rape, aggravated assault, burglary, robbery and vehicle theft. I guess the other categories weren't considered serious enough to count.

    Those categories were weighted equally and then compared to the national average. So you're cherry picking stats from specific categories and then comparing them to the national average.

    You show me a statistic, and I'll show you one that shows an opposite result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    I wouldn't say this report is an accurate representation of which states are the most dangerous, in reality.

    They came up with these results only by using crime rates for six categories: murder, rape, aggravated assault, burglary, robbery and vehicle theft. I guess the other categories weren't considered serious enough to count.

    Those categories were weighted equally and then compared to the national average. So you're cherry picking stats from specific categories and then comparing them to the national average.

    You show me a statistic, and I'll show you one that shows an opposite result.
    Term I do agree with you totally I have never been one to put alot of weight into this, but I will play along.

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