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Old 06-06-2010, 09:53 PM
 
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I love how the detractors broadcast their right to an opinion but attack other posters for expressing theirs. Much of what I see expressed here is hyperbole.
LovinDecatur - have read many of your other posts and very much respect your input/voice. Can you possibly weigh in with some further perspective on this topic (crime and safety)?

Many thanks
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:58 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Ah, the familiar "defend Atlanta against all odds" posts. The sooner we get out of denial the sooner we can start demanding results.


I posted FACTS. You all are posting opinions. Atlanta is very safe compared to most large cities in America and I posted the facts. Someone from LA saying Atlanta has more crime is crazy. People lie, numbers don't.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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I posted FACTS. You all are posting opinions. Atlanta is very safe compared to most large cities in America and I posted the facts. Someone from LA saying Atlanta has more crime is crazy. People lie, numbers don't.
Easy with the name calling big guy; nothing I've said about LA is a lie, although continuing to pretend that you don't understand indexing per capita may be to some a form of lying.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:07 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Easy with the name calling big guy; nothing I've said about LA is a lie, although continuing to pretend that you don't understand indexing per capita may be to some a form of lying.
LA is dangerous per capita or not. Add the murders from the suburbs of LA and it would be over 700+ murders. Atlanta is very safe compared to LA
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Midtown Atlanta
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Well here's some facts according to city-data.com:
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 320.9)

NYC:245.3
LA: 349.1
Chicago: 615.5
SF: 486.1
Dallas:602.5
Houston: 573.6
Atlanta: 786.9

Granted, these are '08 numbers, but I seriously doubt the numbers are really that much off. Stick your head in the sand if you want, but I know myself and my neighbors in this city are sick of the bull crap. No I'm not ready to pack up and leave and I don't plan to, but I'm also not going to pretend like everything is honky dory. Hysterics? No. Realistic? Yeah.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:13 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Well here's some facts according to city-data.com:
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 320.9)

NYC:245.3
LA: 349.1
Chicago: 615.5
SF: 486.1
Dallas:602.5
Houston: 573.6
Atlanta: 786.9

Granted, these are '08 numbers, but I seriously doubt the numbers are really that much off. Stick your head in the sand if you want, but I know myself and my neighbors in this city are sick of the bull crap. No I'm not ready to pack up and leave and I don't plan to, but I'm also not going to pretend like everything is honky dory. Hysterics? No. Realistic? Yeah.
I would rather look at the FBI stats because the FBI knows more about crime than City-Data. Atlanta is very safe compared to those cities listed above. Thank God the murder rate is low in Atlanta compared to LA, Dallas, Houston, etc You will be shot and killed quickly in those cities



Murders 2009

Dallas- 166
Houston- 287
Memphis- 132
Philly- 302
Phoenix-122
LA-313
DC-143
Atlanta-80
Jacksonville-99
Chicago-458
New Orleans-174
Bmore-238
Detroit-361
Kansas City-100
St Louis-143
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Midtown Atlanta
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Yeah I'm more worried about being mugged/car/home being broken into than I am being murdered.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Table 4 - Oklahoma-Wisconsin

Thank God Atlanta isnt as violent as the rest of America


Murders 2009

Dallas- 166
Houston- 287
Memphis- 132
Philly- 302
Phoenix-122
LA-313
DC-143
Atlanta-80
Jacksonville-99
Chicago-458
New Orleans-174
Bmore-238
Detroit-361
Kansas City-100
St Louis-143
Minneapolis - 18
St. Paul - 13

Combined, those two are larger than the City of Atlanta population-wise.

Isn't picking numbers selectively a neat exercise?
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:37 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Yeah I'm more worried about being mugged/car/home being broken into than I am being murdered.
Not sure about that Cant get much safer than in Atlanta

Robberies 2009

Phoenix - 3,757
LA- 11,136
Oakland-2,898
San Fran-3,423
DC-3,998
Atlanta-2,725
Chicago-15,877
Bmore-3,707
Detroit-5,749
Vegas-4,495
NYC-18,597
Cleveland-3,552
Columbus, OH - 3,362
Philly-9,037
Memphis-4,137
Dallas-5,501
Houston-11,367
Milwaukee-3,122
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:40 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Minneapolis - 18
St. Paul - 13

Combined, those two are larger than the City of Atlanta population-wise.

Isn't picking numbers selectively a neat exercise?
Who wants to live there??? Unless I planned on raising some cows nobody would move there. Crime is lower there because its too cold to think about doing crimes
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