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Old 03-05-2010, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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I saw on the news last night that the Pine Bluff police are going to start cracking down on people who carry guns around in their cars. What a wonderful idea. They said that there are too many people taking the law into their own hands.
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:43 AM
 
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Pine Bluff sucks, I was born in JRMC in 77' and I thank god that my parents got me outta there soon after. I now live in a small community WAY south of PB. It stinks! literally. Call it white flight or whatever, Who wants to live in a place where you have to watch your back every minute of every day.
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:15 PM
 
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Red face Not SO bad!

I have lived in PB for about 8 years now. I moved here from hot springs after I got married. It's NOT as bad as it is being made out to be. The area I live in is widely diverse, white, black, straight, gay, etc. I love it here. Have never had any problems at all. I am young, white and a female. No one, white or black has EVER been anything but kind & helpful to me. I do go out by myself after dark...although I try not to go to certain areas. I have my concealed weapons permit & carry a gun with me everywhere I go, but it is just as much for Little Rock than it is for PB. I enjoy the diversity. As long as you are hyper vigilant about where you go, & you watch your back...everything is lovely here. It's no worse than little rock. I think pb gets a worse rep because we are smaller, so you hear about crime more & it leads to higher statistics.
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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I have lived in PB for about 8 years now. I moved here from hot springs after I got married. It's NOT as bad as it is being made out to be. The area I live in is widely diverse, white, black, straight, gay, etc. I love it here. Have never had any problems at all. I am young, white and a female. No one, white or black has EVER been anything but kind & helpful to me. I do go out by myself after dark...although I try not to go to certain areas. I have my concealed weapons permit & carry a gun with me everywhere I go, but it is just as much for Little Rock than it is for PB. I enjoy the diversity. As long as you are hyper vigilant about where you go, & you watch your back...everything is lovely here. It's no worse than little rock. I think pb gets a worse rep because we are smaller, so you hear about crime more & it leads to higher statistics.
Pine Bluff's crime stats are worse per-capita, which is what leads to a lot of the problem. I do agree that Pine Bluff gets a bad rap that it doesn't totally deserve, but so does L.R. Almost all the significant crime in Little Rock is localized into two small sections of the city. 95% of places in Little Rock are perfectly fine, night or day (especially in the last several years as downtown has continued to get nicer and nicer). It's the 5% you have to watch out for (much like P.B. I would assume). On that note- there are some beautiful old houses in Pine Bluff for really good prices if the city starts to bounce back, they'd be a great investment.
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
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As long as you are hyper vigilant about where you go, & you watch your back...everything is lovely here.


Living in a bigger city, you accept the trade-off of higher crime for more entertainment, opportunities, etc. The main problem with Pine Bluff is that it has the ultra-high crime with very little entertainment or opportunities.
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Old 09-17-2010, 05:10 PM
 
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Little Rock crime index-----775.6
Pine Bluff crime inex-------1021.1
( US average--------------321 )

Yes PB deserves that high rating.

40 murders in Little Rock
16 murders in Pine Bluff-------a city with only 1/4 the opoulation of LR

619 robberies in LR
248 in Pine Bluff

If PB had 1/4 the number of murders as LR ( to correspond with their 1/4 population the murder # should be 10 ( not 16)

Their robbery number would be 155 ( not 248)


I can see why it is stated Pine Bluff's population has declined 8.5% since 2000.

If that continues ( declining population) there will be no more Pine Bluff and no more crime.
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:24 AM
 
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Pine Bluff is going to have a really tough row to hoe going forward. The economy has left a lot of places needy in terms of needing to attract new industry. If you were somebody looking to locate a new plant somewhere how many better options would you have before you got down to Pine Bluff? The only way I could see something locating there would be if it is environmentally shaky or it smells bad or something similar where other places wouldn't want it.
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