CANTON, OH (WOIO) - Most small towns are depicted as quiet, safe and community oriented but the Movoto Real Estate Blog chose to compile a list consisting of the most dangerous small cities in the nation.
This list of not-so-neighborly cities includes a city right here in northeast Ohio—Canton.
Canton is #2 on the list of the 10 most dangerous small cities in America:
1. Wilmington, DE
2. Canton, OH
3. Jackson, TN
4. Rocky Mount, NC
5. North Little Rock, AR
6. Pensacola, FL
7. Daytona Beach, FL
8. Homestead, FL
8. Lauderhill, FL
10. Warner Robins, GA
Florida made the list four times.
It's interesting to note that all 10 are either in the Midwestern, Mid-Atlantic, or Southern regions of the country.
Movoto decided on a list of small cities with between 50,000 and 75,000 residents.
After eliminating those without available crime data, there were 234 places to study.
Data from the FBI's 2012 uniform crime report, the latest available, was used to measure seven areas of crime:
Motor vehicle theft
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