The annual "20 Most Dangerous States" list has been unleashed, and if you've never encountered people bragging about how high their state is, well my friend, you've never frequented a hip hop message board. Or listened to hip hop music. Dan Deacon will not be coming out with a song called "Number Nine So Fine" anytime soon.
As a woman, I was especially interested in the rankings for rape, as they would suggest states with either high hostility towards their female populace, or more likely, a female populace more willing to report the crime in the first place. To that end, I'm not sure whether to be proud or not of Maryland's low ranking. One thing is certain...I ain't going to Alaska for nothin'.