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Old 12-23-2013, 09:06 AM
 
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Try getting some new material, Tony.
Just speaking the truth. We never had 70+ shootings in one weekend like some cities do.


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Old 12-23-2013, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home...CHICAGO
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Just speaking the truth. We never had 70+ shootings in one weekend like some cities do.


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Atlanta STILL has more crime than all other major cities with much larger populations, including my hometown which you like to hate on so much. The end.
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:12 AM
 
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Atlanta STILL has more crime than all other major cities with much larger populations, including my hometown which you like to hate on so much. The end.
Chicago had over 500+ murders last year in 230+ square miles. Atlanta had 90 murders in 130 square miles.

Chicago had over 70 shootings and 10+ murders in one weekend this past summer. It would take Atlanta months to have that many shootings.

More than 70 shot, at least 12 killed in Fourth of July weekend Chicago shootings; WVON radio calls for peace | abc7chicago.com

Chicago is over $200 BILLION in debt, they have the highest parking rate in the country, extremely high taxes, they have the most gang members in America, toll roads everywhere, you have to pay to park on the street as a resident, it is the most segregated city in America,etc. Just speaking the truth.



BTW, I dont hate Chicago. I have no reason to hate Chicago because that would not benefit my life. I think it is a cool city if they get rid of the ghetto thugs and the corruption. I'm actually planning to visit Chicago next summer. I love the Chicago skyline, the restaurants, public transportation, the river downtown, the downtown beach, the festivals, etc. I wouldnt mind living there temporarily if it wasnt for the cold winters and taxes

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Old 12-23-2013, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Chicago had over 500+ murders last year in 230+ square miles. Atlanta had 90 murders in 130 square miles.

Chicago had over 70 shootings and 10+ murders in one weekend this past summer. It would take Atlanta months to have that many shootings.

More than 70 shot, at least 12 killed in Fourth of July weekend Chicago shootings; WVON radio calls for peace | abc7chicago.com

Chicago is over $200 BILLION in debt, they have the highest parking rate in the country, extremely high taxes, they have the most gang members in America, toll roads everywhere, you have to pay to park on the street as a resident, it is the most segregated city in America,etc. Just speaking the truth.



BTW, I dont hate Chicago. I have no reason to hate Chicago because that would not benefit my life. I think it is a cool city if they get rid of the ghetto thugs and the corruption. I'm actually planning to visit Chicago next summer. I love the Chicago skyline, the restaurants, public transportation, the river downtown, the downtown beach, the festivals, etc. I wouldnt mind living there temporarily if it wasnt for the cold winters and taxes
Per capita, Chicago has less crime than Atlanta. You're comparing a city with almost 3,000,000 people to a city with 500,000.

And crime this year in Chicago is the lowest in 40 years. Chicago is the safest it has been since the late 60s early 70s


Enjoy your trip to one of the greatest cities on Earth.
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home...CHICAGO
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Per capita, Chicago has less crime than Atlanta. You're comparing a city with almost 3,000,000 people to a city with 500,000.

And crime this year in Chicago is the lowest in 40 years. Chicago is the safest it has been since the late 60s early 70s


Enjoy your trip to one of the greatest cities on Earth.
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Chicago is over $200 BILLION in debt, they have the highest parking rate in the country, extremely high taxes, they have the most gang members in America, toll roads everywhere, you have to pay to park on the street as a resident, it is the most segregated city in America,etc. Just speaking the truth.
All of this, yet Chicago is still an Alpha+ world city, and Atlanta still has more crime. I don't deny Chicago's problems unlike some people who pretend that Atlanta is Utopia. When I first moved to Atlanta, I just naturally assumed that Chicago had more crime because it was bigger. Boy was I wrong!

In Chicago you really can avoid the crime by avoiding certain areas. In Atlanta, not so much.
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Vinings/Cumberland in the evil county of Cobb
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Per capita, Chicago has less crime than Atlanta. You're comparing a city with almost 3,000,000 people to a city with 500,000.

And crime this year in Chicago is the lowest in 40 years. Chicago is the safest it has been since the late 60s early 70s


Enjoy your trip to one of the greatest cities on Earth.
He gotcha on that one Tony!

Comparing Atl to the Chi is not apples to apples. However some of the stories coming out of Chicagoland are downright disturbing, and there is definitely a problem there.

With regards to crime per capita, Chicago has 500+ murders, and NYC has been below 500 murders for the last 8-10 years now. Chicago approx 3M people, NYC approx 9M people. So yes, there is a problem there.
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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Per capita, Chicago has less crime than Atlanta. You're comparing a city with almost 3,000,000 people to a city with 500,000.

And crime this year in Chicago is the lowest in 40 years. Chicago is the safest it has been since the late 60s early 70s


Enjoy your trip to one of the greatest cities on Earth.
I dont compare crime per capita, I compare square miles vs homicides.

BTW, Chicago isn't the greatest city on earth. That title goes to either Paris, London, Tokyo or NYC. Within the USA I would rank Chicago #2 behind NYC in a "real city" ranking. As I said before Chicago is a good city. I wouldn't live there long term but I love the skyline and my fav childhood movie "Adventures in Babysitting" was filmed in Chicago
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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He gotcha on that one Tony!

Comparing Atl to the Chi is not apples to apples. However some of the stories coming out of Chicagoland are downright disturbing, and there is definitely a problem there.

With regards to crime per capita, Chicago has 500+ murders, and NYC has been below 500 murders for the last 8-10 years now. Chicago approx 3M people, NYC approx 9M people. So yes, there is a problem there.
No. People use that per capital statistics to make themselves feel better. If I live in the bad area in Chicago I'm not going to say "Well 70 people were shot this weekend on my side of town but per capita I feel safe" lol. No matter how dense an area is most crime happens outside. You can't really justify the lower crime rate stat because those same crimes still happen in the street. It doesn't matter if 30k people live on a block in Chicago or if 5k people in Atlanta live on a similar block. If that street with the 30k people on it have lets say " 50 shootings" and the 5k block has 2 shootings you cant say the 30k block is safer because it has 50k people. That block still had more shootings
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Vinings/Cumberland in the evil county of Cobb
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I dont compare crime per capita, I compare square miles vs homicides.
That's interesting, because people commit homocides not square miles.
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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That's interesting, because people commit homocides not square miles.
I mean that I compare the murders within the square miles of a city verses the murders per capita
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