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Kihei Ranks on Most Dangerous Spring Break List

March 8, 2011, 9:38 AM HST
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Sonia Isotov

According to a list of the most dangerous spring break destinations, compiled by Avvo, an online physician and attorney rating directory, Kihei is ranked 16 and Honolulu is ranked 25.

The most dangerous destination is Orlando, followed by Daytona Beach and Las Vegas.

In a written statement, Avvo explained that their list is compiled 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 in the written statement, “Avvo’s mission is to help people make informed decisions, and where you go for spring break is an important one.”

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Founded in 2006 by former top executive of Expedia, Mark Britton, Avvo is a privately held online directory and claims in a written statement to offer free ratings and profiles for 90 percent of practicing lawyers and 90 percent of licensed MDs in the U.S.

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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
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