Miami-Dade: 7th Most Dangerous Metro Area
In a separate list, Miami-Dade County came in as the 7th most dangerous metropolitan area in the country, slightly higher than its 2006 11th place ranking.
The rankings compares the rates of various serious crimes in a city, and compares them to the national average and assigns a score. New Orleans ranked #1 and had a score of 441.40. Miami Gardens and Miami scored 239.51 and 153.95, respectively. New York City, the nations largest city, comparatively had a rank of -13.57.