Showing why you don’t pick a fight with someone in Spokane — there’s not a lot to do over there, so plenty of time to put all these charts together — our friends at Spin Control fire back that while Tacoma lags in population, it’s Washington’s Second City when it comes to crime rates.
Tacoma never has shied away from its gritty image, so the real surprise is: No. 2? To Everett?
But my research shows that on another measure of a city’s dangerousness, the No. 1 crown goes to Spokane.
It’s Washington’s drunkest major city, beating out Seattle, as measured by Men’s Health magazine based on statistics like binge drinking, DUI arrests and deaths from liver disease.
T-Town doesn’t even show up on the list, whether because of its diminutive size or because booze researchers were too scared of the criminal element to go within city limits.