Delaware’s largest city called nation’s “most dangerous”

Wilmington, Delaware is at the top of a list it would not want to be on:  Parenting Magazine’s top ten “most dangerous cities.”

The publication cites Wilmington’s per-capita crime rate per 100,000 people, and the number of sex offenders per capita.  (Wilmington’s population is well below 100,000.) 

Parenting Magazine’s rankings also indicate that the state of Delaware ranked well overall in what it called the “peace index,” which examined factors such as police per capita, percentage of population behind bars and access to small arms. 

The top ten “most dangerous” cities ranked by Parenting Magazine also included St. Louis, Mo.;  Orlando, Fla.; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Baton Rouge, La.; Baltimore, Md.; Kansas City, Mo.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; New Orleans, La.; and Memphis, Tenn.  

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