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Old 04-08-2011, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Rio Grande Valley, Texas
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In terms of gangs, crime, etc.
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Texas, definitely!
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Austin Texas
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Based on 2008 data, California and Texas have nearly identical violent crime rates:

CA: 504 violent crimes per capita (100,000)
TX: 508

http://www.census.gov/compendia/stat...es/11s0304.pdf

Texas has higher property crime rates.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:37 AM
 
Location: San Angelo, Texas
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If youre talking about the big cities in Texas I would say they are equal. But if youre talking about the small or mid sized towns in west Texas I would say California has higher crime. Big city= higher crime.
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Rio Grande Valley, Texas
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If youre talking about the big cities in Texas I would say they are equal. But if youre talking about the small or mid sized towns in west Texas I would say California has higher crime. Big city= higher crime.
Yeah, I was talking about all of Texas.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Yeah, I was talking about all of Texas.
California by far. Politicos are gonna be totin' guns.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Rio Grande Valley, Texas
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See, I live on the border. So maybe to me things seem more dangerous here in Texas because we have the highest poverty and there are a lot of gangs here, etc. But Idk, I'm trying to think about where I should move. In my city, the chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 6.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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There is a lot of variance both in Texas and in California. We have some of the safest large cities in the country, and a few cities that rank among the most dangerous. In Mission Viejo, CA (population: ~100,000) there hasn't been a single murder since 2005. In Compton (about the same size) 30 to 50 people get murdered every year.

But safe places can be expensive to live in.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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But safe places can be expensive to live in.
Ya think? And people move to them for that reason and then are labeled racists. Go figure!
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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See, I live on the border. So maybe to me things seem more dangerous here in Texas because we have the highest poverty and there are a lot of gangs here, etc. But Idk, I'm trying to think about where I should move. In my city, the chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 6.
You can stay in Texas and move to some small town where the people that collect statistics don't bother asking.
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