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Old 03-21-2012, 02:57 PM
 
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That's what troubles me when you boil it all down to a single number... XYZville is a "5" which is "based on FBI reported data". Yet, when you look at the FBI itself, their last official release of stats was for 2010 and in some cases they go back and put asterisks on certain municipalities when they realize after the fact that they weren't reporting crime stats according to their rules... so when you look at a single number - you don't realize it's likely going off of up to 2 year old data and there doesn't seem to be any provision for when a municipality gets flagged by the FBI for reporting issues.
Honestly, I don't know. That could well be. Anytme stats are involved there is error. However, when ALL the cities in an area are higher that tells you something.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:53 PM
 
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Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities... no Charlotte

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Old 04-06-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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Every city has crime and you just have to know where you are and how to act and what to notice. My fiance got hit in the head by a brick and robbed a while back in Chicago and that is why we are looking to move to Charlotte. Anyone can be a crime victim in any city.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:49 PM
 
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Every city has crime and you just have to know where you are and how to act and what to notice. My fiance got hit in the head by a brick and robbed a while back in Chicago and that is why we are looking to move to Charlotte. Anyone can be a crime victim in any city.
you can get bashed over the head and robbed in Charlotte just as easy.
actually i'd say easier depending where you're at.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities... no Charlotte

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In Pictures: America's Most Dangerous Cities - No. 14 Charlotte, N.C. - Forbes.com

Charlotte No. 14 on list.

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Old 04-06-2012, 08:55 PM
 
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And Atlanta isn't even on the list. hA!!!!
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:57 PM
 
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Guess nobody should move to Charleston either, which is #8
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:58 PM
 
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Pah. Obviously your list is less credible.

It certainly is older. And it only considers cities with greater than half a million people, which limits the choices to about 30. Keep up the good work though.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:08 PM
 
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Pah. Obviously your list is less credible.

It certainly is older.
Riiight. Your list includes every town over 25,000. Forbes is only using comparable-sized MSAs over 500,000. And "Neighborhood Scout" doesn't even say where they're getting this data from OR what year it's from.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:11 PM
 
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Guess nobody should move to Charleston either, which is #8
Charleston is a ridiculously rough town outside of the tourist areas. I thought most people were aware of that. Same with Savannah.

Crime rates are also higher in places with a lot of tourists simply because the tourist population isn't included in the denominator when figuring the rate.
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