We’ve already mentioned it once this morning, but the local blogosphere has been buzzing with the recent news that Nashville is ranked just 4th on the list of cities with the highest rate of violent crime per capita, and our friends in Memphis made it all the way to 2nd place. Way to be, Tennessee.
In other mixed review mania, our state has been given the distinguished honor of being ranked the 42nd state for children’s health and well-being. At least we’re up from 43rd last year. Seems kind of funny, though, given that Vanderbilt’s Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital is ranked the 23rd best children’s hospital in the nation (for the 2nd year in a row). Weird.
And lastly, we can’t forget how Tennessee has the highest rate of personal bankruptcy in the nation, coming in at just about double the national average.
We need some good news after that one. Anyone know of any recent rankings that paint our city and state in a better light?
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