OCEAN CITY — Ocean City officials this week again defended the resort’s reputation as one of the most dangerous places in Maryland after a California-based real estate brokerage firm released its rather dubious semi-annual list for the state.
Movoto, known for its data-based research into trend and conditions in different areas around the country, on Tuesday released its 10 Most Dangerous Places in Maryland, and Ocean City again found itself near the top of the heap. In April, Movoto released a similar listing of the 10 most dangerous places in the state in terms of crime statistics, causing an uproar locally about the obvious flaws in the research.
Ocean City was ranked the most dangerous place in Maryland in Movoto’s spring list, but had dropped to fourth on the new list released this week. Topping the list was Elkton, followed by Baltimore, Bladensburg and Ocean City. On the Eastern Shore, Cambridge ranked fifth on Movoto’s list released on Tuesday, while Salisbury came in sixth. The rest of the Top 10 were jurisdictions on the western side of the Chesapeake Bay.