As you teens and 20-somethings plan their spring break adventures in the sun, you might be interested to know where the most dangerous spots are for young travelers. (Would they care? I’m not sure.)
According to a story from the AJC, Orlando is surprisingly ranked the most dangerous spring break destination.
Daytona Beach and Las Vegas were No. 2 and No. 3 respectively.
“The analysis by Avvo, a legal and medical website, considered a number of statistics in ranking 25 spring break destinations: murders, rapes, other violent crimes, fatal car crashes and Avvo’s data, including doctors and lawyers per capita, doctor rankings and criminal defense issues.”
“Rounding out the top 10 were Myrtle Beach, West Palm Beach, South Padre Island, New Orleans, Panama City, Jacksonville and Miami.”
” ‘Spring break is a time for fun, but you have to be careful,’ Avvo founder Mark Britton said. ‘Avvo’s mission is to help people make informed decisions, and where you go for spring break is an important one.’
“The safest of the destinations ranked was Honolulu, followed by Santa Barbara, Calif.”
Well at least the rich kids will be safe this spring break.
Some of the sites were very surprising: what on Earth bad could be happening at South Padre Island or Myrtle Beach?
New Orleans doesn’t surprise me. It has had fairly high crime rates in the past because it is a large metropolitan city. And I am surprised that Honolulu was listed as super safe. I’ve been to the city and there is a lot of poverty near-by. We were stunned to see tent cities on beaches for the homeless.
So does safety weigh in to where your teens choose to go for spring break? Would they care about this list? How much say do you get in where they go?
(I have two spring break blogs up today. Will you be monitoring your teen’s safety via technology while they unwind and dare I say party? I will have a third unrelated topic pop up around 1 p.m.)