A lot of people associate the fact that Baltimore has such a high crime rate, with the assumption that the players for the Ravens are "thugs" or "criminals". Well according to the San Diego Union Tribune's NFL arrest database, that is a bunch of bologna. In fact, the Ravens have one of lowest amounts of arrest since the year 2000. The most recent arrest for Baltimore was Sergio Kindle's DUI in December of 2010. A little trivia fact for all of you stat-nuts out there; Washington, our "beltway brother", has accounted for two more arrests than Baltimore has since 2000. Also, I should note that the Ravens have the least amount of arrests in the AFC North over the last 12 years.
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The top team in each conference with the most amount of arrests are Cincinnati and Minnesota. Cincinnati with 37 arrests and Minnesota with 39. The complete list of arrests per team are as follows:
|New York Giants||12|
|New York Jets||8|
So there you have it, the Ravens may have had their fair share of run-ins in the past, but they are most certainly not full of "thugs" and "criminals". In fact, a lot of the Ravens' players are actively involved in the community, and have charities and football camps on a regular basis.
Below is a a graph for those of you who are more graphically-inclined.