News Analysis: Is Columbus dangerous? | Latest News | Columbus Ledger Enquirer

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News Analysis: Is Columbus dangerous? | Latest News | Columbus Ledger Enquirer

Columbus residents recently heard they live in the most dangerous city in America.

Residents of cities in Michigan, Illinois and New Jersey have heard the same thing.

The challenges of deciphering the label were apparent a few days ago, when a blog post titled “Five Most Dangerous Cities In America” started making the rounds on Facebook. It ranked Columbus No. 1.

Some people panicked. So much, in fact, that they failed to notice the list focused on property crimes and was published in 2012. Its author? LiveWatch.com/SafeMart.com, which sells security systems.

“Most dangerous” depends on how you define “dangerous.”

“Many people probably don’t consider property crimes to be the most dangerous crimes,” said Kim Love-Myers, associate director of the University of Georgia Statistical Consulting Center. Property crime generally includes burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft.

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