Maine cities ranked among nation’s safest

Posted Nov. 24, 2008, at 1:46 p.m.

Maine cities are being given high marks in an annual analysis of crime statistics.

In a report released Monday, CQ Press out of Washington, D.C., announced its ratings of the safest and most-dangerous cities and metropolitan areas nationwide.

Among the 338 metropolitan areas that were ranked, Bangor was listed as the eighth-safest, Portland was the 28th-safest and Lewiston-Auburn came in at No. 60.

Logan, Utah, was named the nation’s safest metropolitan area, while Pine Bluff, Ark., was listed as the most dangerous.

To come up with its list, CQ Press used 2007 statistics from six crime categories.

For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Bangor Daily News.

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