CQ Press has released their latest ranking of the most dangerous states for 2009 and the news isn’t good for Floridians. Florida jumped from being ranked 9th last year to 5th for 2009. CQ Press compared states against the national average for six crimes, each carrying equal weight.
Oh, Florida! While you were the 9th most dangerous state last year, you jumped all the way to the 5th most dangerous for 2009.
Rankings in Crime (out of 50 states)
(1 = Worst, 50 = Best)
Motor Vehicle Theft: 11