Austin Business Journal – by San Jose / Silicon Valley Business Journal
Date: Monday, November 22, 2010, 9:52am CST
Austin was ranked the sixth safest city among those with 500,000 or more residents, according to a report by CQ Press.
The list ranks cities from a compilation of crime statistics in six main categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft.
In the 500,000 plus category, the safest city was El Paso. Next came Honolulu, then New York, San Jose, San Diego, Austin, Portland, Los Angeles, Seattle and Fort Worth.
In the same population category the most dangerous cities, in order, were Detroit, Baltimore, Memphis, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Houston and Columbus.