Gary, Ind., Is Named Worst City for Crime
The most dangerous U.S. city for crime is Gary, Ind., whereas Amherst, a suburb of Buffalo in New York, was ranked safest for a third year in a row, based on 1997 statistics, a publisher said. The Morgan Quitno Press in Lawrence, Kan., ranked cities of more than 75,000 people by six crime criteria, which showed the next safest were: Newton, Mass.; Greece, N.Y.; Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and Clarkstown, N.Y.. The statistics are compiled annually by the FBI. The most dangerous cities after Gary were Camden, N.J.; Detroit; Atlanta; St. Louis; New Orleans; Richmond, Va.; Baltimore; Miami; and Newark, N.J.