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Old 10-31-2009, 07:27 AM
 
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Thumbs up Forbes: Atlanta 23rd safest large U.S. city

Forbes: Atlanta 23rd safest large U.S. city *| ajc.com
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
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LOL....I wonder how many people who just moved into the city or live in the suburbs will come in disagree with this one. Its funny how the people born and raised in Atlanta have been saying this for some years now, this city is safer than it has ever been.
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Old 10-31-2009, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Downtown Atlanta Ga.
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Well the Forbes definition of "safe" isn't what most people who disagree with Atlanta being "safe" think of. Violent crime is only one of 4 criteria which are aggregated for the score. Workplace fatalities, traffic deaths, and exposure to natural disasters are the other. Places on the East (storms) and West (earthquakes) coats get severely hit on the natural disaster rating.

Also, the report uses MSAs so the suburbanites are counted too.
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: NE Georgia
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They say the safest large city. In all actuality they are talking about the whole Atlanta metro area. Would like to see the city. Take the Baltimore area for example, safer than the Atlanta area but Baltimore City itself Well, last time I checked it had a higher crime rate than Atlanta City



Rank Metro Area MSA Population Violent Crime Workplace Fatality Rates Traffic Death Rates Natural Disaster Risk Total
1 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,229,878 9 1 7 7 24
2 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,549,308 24 11 4 1 40
3 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 2,207,462 1 10 5 25 41
4 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 4,522,858 10 5 1 28 44
4 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,344,813 3 2 8 31 44
6 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 1,596,611 6 7 11 28 52
7 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,819,198 2 8 6 38 54
8 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 19,006,798 11 15 2 27 55
9 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 2,155,137 8 27 20 2 57
10 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 2,088,291 15 25 17 2 59
10 Denver-Aurora, CO 2,506,626 5 28 16 10 59
12 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 4,425,110 40 4 10 8 62
13 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,001,072 14 6 19 26 65
14 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,281,899 17 17 27 5 66
15 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 9,569,624 26 23 9 9 67
15 Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,652,602 4 14 34 15 67
15 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,300,006 19 12 18 18 67
18 Pittsburgh, PA 2,351,192 7 37 24 2 70
19 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 12,872,808 21 3 12 35 71
20 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,358,130 16 24 13 20 73
21 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5,838,471 28 30 14 6 78
22 San Antonio, TX 2,031,445 25 16 30 12 83
23 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,376,285 20 20 32 14 86
24 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 2,109,832 22 18 15 33 88
25 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 4,274,531 29 22 3 39 93
26 Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,667,117 34 21 21 21 97
27 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,658,292 13 31 22 32 98
28 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,733,761 32 9 38 22 101
29 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 1,865,746 39 26 29 11 105
29 Columbus, OH 1,773,120 12 36 23 34 105
31 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 1,701,799 31 29 25 22 107
32 Kansas City, MO-KS 2,002,047 27 32 33 16 108
32 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 4,115,871 18 19 36 35 108
34 St. Louis, MO-IL 2,816,710 23 39 31 16 109
35 Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 2,054,574 38 13 40 22 113
36 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,715,459 30 40 26 19 115
37 Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN 1,550,733 36 33 37 13 119
38 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,728,143 33 38 28 37 136
39 Jacksonville, FL 1,313,228 37 35 39 30 141
40 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 5,414,772 35 34 35 40 144
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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23rd of 40 puts it in the middle of the pack, which isn't too bad all things considered.

Of course, having grown up in the metro ranked #1 on that list, I still find some aspects of Atlanta to be eye opening, but it's more a need for increased awareness thing than a "shock" thing.
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