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Old 12-28-2009, 09:16 PM
 
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We are trying to make the move to Redding, Ca. We were recently told by former Ca. residents that Redding has a high meth and drug problem. We couldnt believe this, because it looks and seems like a nice place. Please help us and let us know about your town..Thank you
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We are trying to make the move to Redding, Ca. We were recently told by former Ca. residents that Redding has a high meth and drug problem. We couldnt believe this, because it looks and seems like a nice place. Please help us and let us know about your town..Thank you
this is true about most areas like Redding, not just in CA for most places in the country..

Nita
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:53 AM
 
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In general, meth is a drug of poverty. Wherever unemployment is particularly high, meth will be more prevalent. The whole State of Jefferson -- southern Oregon, extreme northern California -- is in the meth belt due to the amount of poverty there. This doesn't mean, though, that you yourself are likely to be much affected by incidence of meth use. It is a subculture that mostly operates underground. I've lived in the State of Jefferson for 8 years now and have never had contact with someone whom I knew to he a tweaker, despite what media reports say about rates of use.
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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this is true about most areas like Redding, not just in CA for most places in the country..

Nita
I really believe it is everywhere. It may be more noticeable in smaller communities because there is a different ratio but the sellers and buyers are everywhere.
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:09 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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The Magnolia - Parkview - Reservoir neighborhoods are probably the worst in Redding because of the crack houses and gangs that control most of the area and other crimes plus they are rundown dirty parts of town anyway. I've lived in south Redding for 13 years and its not as bad but there is still that gang influence out here. your chances of getting shot/stabed or robed out here are less and are about 1 out of 10, if you are a night person that is. Pretty much anyone in Redding knows where the weed at because Redding is a main hub for drug trade and marijuana plantations that go throughout the whole state, trust me I saw this abandoned car that was just stacked with this stuff right of the freeway and cops pulling out bags filled to the top and then laying them down on the ground.


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Old 12-09-2010, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Redding, CA
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Default Doesn't even compare

I've lived in Sacramento, San Diego, and parts of Oregon and am a native Redding/Weaverville-ian.

Redding does not even compare to what you see and hear about in the larger cities. You can't even compare them. I still leave my truck unlocked at night sometimes, we leave our door unlocked sometimes, I had some tools and things in my truck and parked it for 6 months unlocked and NOTHING was ever taken and we live in a rental neighborhood, not a really nice neighborhood.

Drugs fuel crime. I think, unless you move into an absolute ghetto (all cities have them) then you will feel MUCH safer than any other city.

Just my opinion.
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:50 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I have family who live in Butte County (Chico/Oroville areas). I visit them quite a lot and while there is some drug and gang activity its nothing even remotely close to Sacramento, the Bay Area and the San Joaquin valley cities. And Redding is more "clean cut" and conservative than Chico or Oroville. I really don't think you'll have any issues up there. Its sort of like the Bend OR of California (lots of people move there to get away from the ills of many other areas of the state).
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Redding,CA
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I have lived in Redding since 1972. There has increasingly become a problem here regarding Meth use, as well as a very high population of sex offenders in the area. Redding has become a dumping ground for just released criminals. Also we have a very high rate of unemployment and more and more panhandlers are hitting the streets.

The cheaper areas of town such as the Enterprise area, Lake Blvd by Market Street, Parkview, South Market Street, Railroad Ave., and South Street in the downtown area are all notorious for criminal activity. Shasta Lake City, which is just north of Redding is also an area to avoid as well as much of Anderson which is south of Redding. ( Check out Megan's list for Redding and you will get the gist of the bad areas of town. )

Keeping to the west off Placer and much of the Northeast areas are pretty safe. The Quail Ridge area is also a pretty nice suburb, north of Churn Creek close by the mall and shopping. Housing there is well priced ( You can buy a nice 3 bed 2 bath for around $185,000 ) and the Boulder Creek school is well regarded. I have lived in Quail Ridge since 1992 and have never had any problems here.
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