In a press release
this week, Police Chief Ronal Serpas announced that "overall major crime in Nashville" was at its lowest level since 1990. Apparently crime here still wasn't low enough to break out of Morgan Quitno's "Top 25 Most Dangerous Cities."
Also of note in Serpas' press release: "one-fourth of all robbery arrests made by the police department last year were of persons under the age of 18." This figure obviously didn't make much difference to the America's Promise people who have listed Nashville as one of the "Best 100 Communities for Young People."