NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - North Charleston, the city once ranked 7th most dangerous city in the country, no longer ranks in the top 10 for crime. The report released in the City Crime Rankings book, by CQ Press, now lists North Charleston at number 22 for crime.
Last year North Charleston came in at 10th most dangerous city in the nation.
The list is based on FBI crime statistics, but it's often criticized by law enforcement.
It uses six crime categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and vehicle theft.
North Charleston's has held a most dangerous city ranking for each of the past five years, according to CQ Press. According to the numbers, North Charleston crime was worst in 2007, when the city ranked 7th in the ranking.
Charleston is ranked 134th, Columbia is 111th. Greenville and Myrtle Beach are not on the list.
This year, Camden was ranked the No. 1 most dangerous city nationally, while Colonie, NY was ranked the safest.