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Santa Rosa Ranks in the Upper Half of Safest Cities

Study Ranks Santa Rosa as the 133rd Safest City out of 371


Santa Rosa ranked as the 133rd safest city in the US out of 371, in a report published October 2006.

Morgan Quitno Press, a private research and publishing company specializing in state and city reference books, puts out an annual list of the safest and most dangerous cities.

The rankings are based on U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations' (FBI) statistics for murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft. Morgan Quitno then measures how a specific city stacks up against the national average for each crime category.

Brick, New Jersey was named the safest city, followed by Amherst, NY, Mission Viejo, CA; Newton, MA and Troy, MI. At the opposite end of the scale, St. Louis, Missouri ranked as the nation’s most dangerous city. It was followed by Detroit, MI; Flint; MI; Compton, CA; and Camden NJ.

Several sections of the Morgan Quitno list follow: The Top 25 Safest Cities, the Top 25 Most Dangerous Cities, and a section of the list which includes Santa Rosa (the 25 cities safer than Santa Rosa and the 25 cities that are ranked more dangerous).

List of 25 Safest U.S. Cities (From Safest to Most Dangerous):

1. Brick, N.J.
2. Amherst, N.Y.
3. Mission Viejo, Calif.
4. Newton, Mass.
5. Troy, Mich.
6. Colonie, N.Y.
7. Irvine, Calif.
8. Cary, N.C.
9. Greece, N.Y.
10. Coral Springs, Fla.
11. Thousand Oaks, Calif.
12. Orem, Utah
13. Round Rock, Texas
14. Dover, N.J.
15. Lake Forest, Calif.
16. Sterling Heights, Mich.
17. Simi Valley, Calif.
18. Roswell, Ga.
19. Lee's Summit, Mo.
20. Broken Arrow, Okla.
21. Chino Hills, Calif.
22. Gilbert, Ariz.
23. Edison, N.J.
24. Cranston, R.I.
25. Port St. Lucie, Fla.

List of the 25 Cities Safer Than Santa Rosa and the 25 More Dangerous. (Santa Rosa is in the middle at # 133.)

108. Peoria, Ariz.
109. Westminster, Calif.
110. Roseville, Calif.
111. Lakewood, Calif.
112. San Jose, Calif.
113. Honolulu, Hawaii
114. El Paso, Texas
115. Santa Barbara, Calif.
116. Temecula, Calif.
117. Cambridge, Mass.
118. Pasadena, Texas
119. Brownsville, Texas
120. Boise, Idaho
121. Garden Grove, Calif.
122. Mesquite, Texas
123. Westminster, Colo.
124. Manchester, N.H.
125. Whittier, Calif.
126. Westland, Mich.
127. McAllen, Texas
128. Lincoln, Neb.
129. Pasadena, Calif.
130. Columbia, Mo.
131. Midland, Texas
132. Chesapeake, Va.
133. Santa Rosa, Calif.
134. Spokane Valley, Wash.
135. Anaheim, Calif. 136. Athens-Clarke, Ga.
137. Green Bay, Wis.
138. Irving, Texas
139. Fort Collins, Colo.
140. Escondido, Calif.
141. Miramar, Fla.
142. Concord, Calif.
143. West Covina, Calif.
144. Hampton, Va.
145. New York City
146. Denton, Texas
147. Palm Bay, Fla.
148. Sioux City, Iowa
149. Sioux Falls, S.D.
150. Thornton, Colo.
151. Salem, Ore.
152. Hialeah, Fla.
153. Baldwin Park, Calif.
154. Erie, Pa.
155. San Angelo, Texas
156. Oxnard, Calif.
157. Oceanside, Calif.
158. Austin, Texas

List of 25 Most Dangerous U.S. Cities (From Safest to Most Dangerous):

347. Orlando, Fla.
348. San Bernardino, Calif.
349. Little Rock, Ark.
350. Newark, N.J.
351. Reading, Pa.
352. North Charleston, S.C.
353. Washington
354. Cincinnati
355. Atlanta
356. Kansas City, Mo.
357. Richmond, Va.
358. Trenton, N.J.
359. Memphis, Tenn.
360. Baltimore
361. Richmond, Calif.
362. Gary, Ind.
363. Youngstown, Ohio
364. Oakland, Calif.
365. Cleveland
366. Birmingham, Ala.
367. Camden, N.J.
368. Compton, Calif.
369. Flint, Mich.
370. Detroit
371. St. Louis
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