Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spring break survey: Orlando ranked the most dangerous destination in the country

An analysis of crime and accident stats coupled with doctor and lawyer rankings of 25 popular spring break destinations formed the survey.

An analysis of crime and accident stats coupled with doctor and lawyer rankings of 25 popular spring break destinations formed the survey.

A little spring break fun in the sun can be a dangerous thing unless travellers choose their destination wisely, a new survey has found.

An analysis of crime and accident stats coupled with doctor and lawyer rankings of 25 popular spring break destinations found that Orlando is the most dangerous place to visit.

"Spring break is a time for fun, but you also have to be careful," said Mark Britton, founder of lawyer and doctor listing website Avvo.com, which conducted the study. "Where you go for spring break is an important \[decision\].

Daytona Beach, Fla. came in a close second, followed by Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, S.C., and West Palm Beach, Fla. the survey found.

Honolulu ranked as the safest among the 25 locales, followed by Santa Barbara, Calif., Reno, Nevada, San Diego, and Steamboat Springs, Colo.

 Here is the full list of the most dangerous spring break destinations in the U.S. (in order):

1.   Orlando, FL

2.   Daytona Beach, FL

3.   Las Vegas, NV

4.   Myrtle Beach, SC

5.   West Palm Beach, FL

6.   South Padre Island, TX

7.   New Orleans, LA

8.   Panama City, FL

9.   Jacksonville, FL

10.  Miami, FL

11.  Fort Myers, FL

12.  Galveston, TX

13.  Fort Lauderdale, FL

14.  Lake Havasu City, AZ

15. Key West, FL

16. Kihei/Maui, HI

17. Lafayette, LA

18. Naples, FL

19. Virginia Beach, VA

20. Park City, UT

21. Steamboat Springs, CO

22. San Diego, CA

23. Reno, NV

24. Santa Barbara, CA

25. Honolulu, HI


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