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Norfolk ranks fifth on list of most sexually diseased cities in America

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Posted at 11:31 AM, Jul 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-31 12:03:20-04

Norfolk has cracked a top-ten list, and not in a good way.

The city ranked fifth in a recent list of the most sexually diseased cities in the U.S. compiled by RentApplication.com using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Norfolk had more than 4013 STDs, which comes out to about 1632 STDs per 100,000 people.

Montgomery, Ala. took the number one spot, followed by St. Louis, Mo., West Memphis, Ark., and Philadelphia, Pa.

Richmond ranked seventh, while Virginia Beach came in at number 20. Hampton ranked 32nd and Newport News 37th.

The survey noted that the military helped cities rank strongly in the top 10, with Naval Station Norfolk, Ft. Hood, and Ft. Bragg all pushing their cities to the top.

The people who made the list looked at reports of Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia and measured rates per 100,000 people to compare cities of different size. (Herpes data was not collected)

Click here to see the top 100 cities and learn more about the survey.