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LA Ranked 158 in Crime, Report Says

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New Orleans earned the unfortunate top city ranking in crime, according to a Congressional Quarterly book based off 2007 statistics from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Los Angeles came out at 158 on the list of 385 cities analyzed for murders, rapes, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries and car thefts reported to the FBI. Combining Los Angeles with the rest of the county dragged the ranking down to 66 on the Metropolitan areas list. They also listed the "Greater LA" area, which ranked 99th.