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Old 04-06-2012, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Volcano
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What is the proportion of population in the COA that is north (or south) of the river?
I haven't been able to dig that out, but in several city planning meetings I've heard references to the population center being approximately at the Highland Mall.

In other words, the largest portion of Austin's population by far lives north of the river.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I live in Clarksville, generally considered very low-crime. However, this is the same neighborhood where serial killer Kenneth McDuff abducted one of his last victims (Colleen Reed was her name, I think). I'm practically within spitting distance of the car wash.

So even in a safe area like this one, bad things occasionally do happen.

I would probably say these were more or less random, isolated incidences unless this becomes a distinct pattern.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: SW Austin
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distinct? its good trust me. its really rellay realll-y good!! do you understand what I mean?
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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distinct? its good trust me. its really rellay realll-y good!! do you understand what I mean?
No, it's not. Statistically it's meaningless.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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do you understand what I mean?
Fortunately, no.....
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Round Rock Texas
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and this happened WEST of 35
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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We should start a "West of I-35" gang. Our gang emblem can be a Honda Odyssey.
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Austin
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We should start a "West of I-35" gang. Our gang emblem can be a Honda Odyssey.
ROTFLMAO!

Aquitaine for the WIN!
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Senseless acts of violece can and do happen everywhere, at any time and hardly any are completely immune. Some areas happen to have more variables present that could contribute to a higher concentration of violent acts happening, but there are still people that live in the middle of some of the worst of these places and live peaceful lives that go completely unscathed. Unfortunately violence is a part of human nature and there are some of those among us that are capable of evil things. Those people live in both the poorest and most affluent neighborhoods and they come in every race and culture and from both genders. There is little that any of us can do to combat or prepare against a thing that can strike with very little warning. However we can pay respect to its victims by not living in fear of it or fearing or judging the whatever shape that violent act happened to present itself as. We shouldn't look at it as rich or poor, young or old, black or white or whatever vessel it happens to be, but rather something that is closer to its true form: unfair, unjust and sometimes just plain evil.
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Correct, violence can happen at anytime, and anywhere. My heart goes out to the family of the fallen officer.
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