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Orlando Ranks Most Dangerous Spring Break City, According to Avvo Daytona Beach is #2, Followed by Las Vegas and Myrtle Beach

SEATTLE, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring break is a time when college students flock to warm weather and ski hotspots to party it up, relax and soak up the sun. But when deciding where to go, it's important to consider safety. According to analysis by Avvo (www.avvo.com), which offers free ratings and profiles 90 percent of licensed lawyers and doctors in the U.S., the most dangerous destination is Orlando, followed by Daytona Beach and Las Vegas.

Avvo compiled the list by evaluating the following factors in 25 U.S. spring break destinations: violent crime risk/rank, murder risk/rank, rape risk/rank, fatal car crashes and Avvo's data, including doctors and lawyers per capita, doctor rank and criminal defense questions.

"Spring break is a time for fun but you have to be careful," said Mark Britton, founder and CEO of Avvo. "Avvo's mission is to help people make informed decisions, and where you go for spring break is an important one."

Below is the list of the most dangerous spring break destinations (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

About Avvo

Avvo (www.avvo.com) is the largest and only free website that empowers consumers to handle their legal and medical matters with confidence. Avvo offers free ratings and profiles for 90 percent of practicing lawyers and 90 percent of licensed MDs in the US. This includes the editorial Avvo Rating, patient and client reviews and peer endorsements as well as experience, background information, industry achievements and disciplinary records. Avvo offers a free Question and Answer forum, where consumers can ask questions and receive answers from certified doctors and lawyers. Founded in early 2006 and launched in 2007, Avvo is privately held, with funding from private investors, Benchmark Capital, Ignition Partners and DAG Ventures.

SOURCE Avvo



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