In a recent survey of “America’s Safest Cities” no fewer than 26 California municipalities of 75,000 or more population were ranked safer than Boise.
Even San Jose with nearly a million residents was ranked in the top 100 at 97th. Boise came in at 104th safest–down from 76th in the previous report by the Morgan Quitno Press.
The firm sells reports and books with all sorts of rankings–actually meaningless unless you are either at the top or bottom of the list. This is the same outfit that ranked Idaho as one of the worst when it comes to health care. The mainstream media uses the data to create interesting stories of little substance–like the one you are reading now.
Other topics include MOST LIVABLE, SMARTEST, HEALTHIEST states and cities.
The GUARDIAN was wondering if all those Californians moving to Idaho are telling the truth when they say they are coming here for the “quality of life.” Based on this report, there are 26 cities in the Golden State safer than Boise. Is it possible they are coming to buy bigger houses at cheaper prices and escape all the environmental regulations?
Denver ranked number 311 in the survey, but we don’t seem to have a bunch of folks from Colorado flocking here for security.
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