Where's the safest city to live in Eastern Carolina? A new book says it's Jacksonville.
Jacksonville ranked 150 out of 393 cities in "City Crime Rankings 2009-2010" from CQ Press.
The rankings take into account murders, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle thefts. The rankings include all cities of at least 75,000 residents that reported crime data to the FBI for calendar year 2008.
Greenville was ranked 267th on the list, while Cary was the safest place in North Carolina, ranked 19th in the nation.
Other North Carolina cities ranked were Raleigh at 199, Durham at 296, Wilmington at 307, Greensboro at 319, Winston-Salem at 320, Charlotte at 324, and Fayetteville at 340.