Crime rate in Wilminton surprising
Magazine lists Wilmington as most dangerous city
Published: Monday, September 3, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 20:09
According to Parenting Magazine, Wilmington is the most dangerous city in the United States. The rankings were decided by finding which city in the country had the highest ratio of violent crimes per 100,000 people. In similar rankings, Wilmington is usually preceded by cities such as Camden, Detroit or St. Louis.
Not only do Newark and the university sit right outside the limits of Wilmington, but the university’s Associate of the Arts program is also housed within the city. Also, many people who come to visit the university and use mass transit to get here pass through Wilmington. This new title for the city will only have a negative effect on the number of people that come.
Prospective students and their parents also may be turned off by the proximity of the university to the new number one most dangerous city in the nation. For people unfamiliar with the area or the university in general, it is easy to get a bad impression of the area as a whole due to this finding.
With mayoral elections coming up this month, hopefully something can be done to quell the crime and save face for Delaware’s largest city. Wilmington’s reputation and safety are huge areas of concern and hopefully the violence can be solved.