Sunday, September 24, 2006

Red State Blue State

According to the Associated Press, in this article:

NEW YORK - New York was the safest of the nation's 10 largest cities in 2005, with about one crime reported for every 37 residents, according to an Associated Press analysis of FBI statistics.

The large city with the highest total crime rate was Dallas, with about one crime reported for every 12 people. Los Angeles, the nation's second largest city, ranked third safest, with about one crime for every 26 people.

In order from safest to least safe:
1. New York
2. San Jose
3. Los Angeles
4. San Diego
5. Chicago
6. Philadelphia
7. Houston
8. San Antonio
9. Phoenix
10. Dallas

Notice anything interesting here? I did.

Of the ten cities mentioned in the article, the safest cities are in blue states, while the least safe cities are in red states.

Does this correlation mean anything? I don't know, but it sure does make you think (unless you're not into thinking).