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Old 06-20-2011, 08:37 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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There has always been crime, there will always be crime. Accepting that fact is not downplaying or minimizing, it is just acknowledging what is real.

It is all about context, and what is relative. What I think many of us are saying is that relative to other cities where we have lived, we consider Charlotte to be safe. Not crime free, not perfect, but relatively safe. Just because some feel safe here doesn't mean everyone will, and vice-versa.

Yes, I think that is what a lot of folks are trying to relay.
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Matthews NC
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You are correct !!! Its all over !!! That is a fairly middle class area in Suffolk.I know of numerous cops that live in the area and consider it a safe place. They robbed the local deli that we go to last summer and robbed the CVS we go too as well in Nesconset LI. which is where I live.It is considered a very safe area.They have robbed the bank at the Smithhaven Mall in Lake Grove L.I. numerous times and there is always some type of nonsence going on at these malls.We are heading down to NC to go house shopping in a few weeks.We always got there and feel rather safe.She might of looked like easy prey.I hope that get him !!
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:34 AM
 
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You are correct !!! Its all over !!! That is a fairly middle class area in Suffolk.I know of numerous cops that live in the area and consider it a safe place. They robbed the local deli that we go to last summer and robbed the CVS we go too as well in Nesconset LI. which is where I live.It is considered a very safe area.They have robbed the bank at the Smithhaven Mall in Lake Grove L.I. numerous times and there is always some type of nonsence going on at these malls.We are heading down to NC to go house shopping in a few weeks.We always got there and feel rather safe.She might of looked like easy prey.I hope that get him !!
I hope they get the thugs, too . . . and I also hope the court system makes it understood that repeat offenders are gonna get increasingly harsh sentences for their repeated behaviors. Maybe that will be somewhat a deterrent to these types of crimes.

Good luck on your house hunting! Let us know if we can be of any assistance to you as you make your decisions. Safe travels!
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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There has always been crime, there will always be crime. Accepting that fact is not downplaying or minimizing, it is just acknowledging what is real.

It is all about context, and what is relative. What I think many of us are saying is that relative to other cities where we have lived, we consider Charlotte to be safe. Not crime free, not perfect, but relatively safe. Just because some feel safe here doesn't mean everyone will, and vice-versa.
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On the conversation about Rodney Monroe, Concord Mills is out of his jurisdiction. This would have nothing to do with his job performance.
Yes, I've noticed that crime in other cities, in this case Concord, gets attributed to Charlotte. Yes it is in the metro and thisclose to Charlotte but Concord Mills is in a different city and county and under different police/DA jurisdiction. Crime news in the metro tends to get lumped together - Rock Hill, Gastonia, Concord etc gets reported under the Charlotte umbrella and I think that adds to the perception of crime in Charlotte proper.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:27 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Yes, I've noticed that crime in other cities, in this case Concord, gets attributed to Charlotte. Yes it is in the metro and thisclose to Charlotte but Concord Mills is in a different city and county and under different police/DA jurisdiction. Crime news in the metro tends to get lumped together - Rock Hill, Gastonia, Concord etc gets reported under the Charlotte umbrella and I think that adds to the perception of crime in Charlotte proper.
Yes - that is true in any metro . . .

I would be interested in finding out how many thugs who branch out into areas outside CLT's jurisdiction actually LIVE in Charlotte, tho. I have seen many reports over the years where thugs have been caught in SC, even, and their addresses were right here in Charlotte.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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You are correct !!! Its all over !!! That is a fairly middle class area in Suffolk.I know of numerous cops that live in the area and consider it a safe place. They robbed the local deli that we go to last summer and robbed the CVS we go too as well in Nesconset LI. which is where I live.It is considered a very safe area.They have robbed the bank at the Smithhaven Mall in Lake Grove L.I. numerous times and there is always some type of nonsence going on at these malls.We are heading down to NC to go house shopping in a few weeks.We always got there and feel rather safe.She might of looked like easy prey.I hope that get him !!
Just an FYI, the suspect in the LI pharamcy shooting was arrested Wednesday morning.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Durham UK
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We were at Concord Mills 2 days ago. Haven't been for maybe a year, and we commented on how badly maintained the landscaping around the perimeter looked. Never noticed this before. Maybe if they're cutting back in the recession the security isn't as good as it was.
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:48 AM
 
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We were at Concord Mills 2 days ago. Haven't been for maybe a year, and we commented on how badly maintained the landscaping around the perimeter looked. Never noticed this before. Maybe if they're cutting back in the recession the security isn't as good as it was.
I dunno . . . security can't be everywhere all the time, lol. A thug looking for a vulnerable female w/ kids in a parking lot can make a quick decision to target someone while security is in another section.

This has more to do with the mentality of thugs than it has to do with security patrols, IMHO.
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Durham UK
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I dunno . . . security can't be everywhere all the time, lol. A thug looking for a vulnerable female w/ kids in a parking lot can make a quick decision to target someone while security is in another section.

This has more to do with the mentality of thugs than it has to do with security patrols, IMHO.
I was thinking more about security cameras not being monitored/working correctly. If criminals find they can commit a crime in a certain location once and they get away with it , then maybe they'll keep coming back.
Someone who works security may have told people that there have been security cut backs.

As you mentioned it though- if there are fewer security guards then they can be in fewer places at the same time-lol.

Thugs have always targeted vulnerable people-I mean it makes more sense.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:18 AM
 
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I still have a hard time believing that a Black thug from the city of Charlotte would head to Nascar territory, where every truck has a gun rack (and the guns are still smoking) to rob people. These kinds of thugs are cowards and don't like to leave their elements. I will say that Exit 7 is probably the least secure one on that mall. Probably best to enter at Bass Pro Shops. It's always crowded.
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