Blame the messenger: North Chuck ranks 7th on most dangerous list



So, North Chuck has moved up from 13th to 7th on the CQ Press annual survey of America's most dangerous cities, according to P&C report. Of course, none of us should be shocked by North Charleston high ranking by now. It's just the way that it is.

And the truth, apparently hurts. In fact, if I'm reading this right, it's the list that's dangerous not the cities getting the low marks, or at least that's how the mayor of one high ranked city sees it:

But the mayor of 30th-ranked Rochester, N.Y., an ex-police chief, said the study's authors should consider the harm that the report causes.

"What I take exception to is the use of these statistics and the damage they inflict on a number of these cities," said Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy, chairman of the Criminal and Social Justice Committee for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

To which  CQ Press has this to say:

Doug Goldenberg-Hart, acquisitions editor at CQ Press, said that the rankings are imperfect but that the numbers are straightforward. Cities at the top of the list would not be there unless they ranked poorly in all six crime categories, he said.

"The idea that people oppose it, it's kind of blaming the messenger," Goldenberg-Hart said.

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