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Old 03-19-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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I won't necessarily disagree, but since you're from there you know how close "high end" can get to "low end" as it literally can be 1 block - and that was really my point.



I get that loves - point taken... However, if I took you into certain parts of Long Island (which LAMF used for the comparison), I think you'd be shocked by how bad it can get in certain areas. Often people lump all of LI into this "safe" bucket and it's frankly untrue. "Thugs", "crack houses", etc - you can just as easily make a mistake buying in the wrong area, too.

Edit: Matthews numbers were 5,6 not 7,6 ..my mistake. 5 for violent crime makes alot more sense than 7.
Stop trying to boil the decision on where to live down to a single crime number - this is not what people should be doing and you're not helping anyone. Comparing smaller towns in the Westchester area to an area the size of Matthews which spans across county lines and is partially in the city is fuzzing up the numbers... I mean seriously, you have to be kidding.

The "Long Island Circuit"... wow. Listening to you Amityville and Wyandanch look sweet - meanwhile I'll send you the address of a couple of strip malls and dare you to park behind them at night walking to your car alone. Your "3" and "4" ratings are a joke based on reality.
Exactly my point on Long Island!...its just a couple of spots that are bad and the rest of those towns are VERY safe. In fact that argument justifies the numbers even more! Ignore the facts..I don't care..If you think there is less crime in the south so be it. When people look cold hard numbers dead in the eye and dismiss them, there is nothing left to say.

Also, I am not referring to a couple of small towns..the major outlying cities OUTSIDE OF NY "by the numbers" are much safer than the major outlying cities in Charlotte. Does that mean many parts of Charlotte are not safe? Of course not!

Edit: Matthews numbers were 5,6 not 7,6 ..my mistake. 5 for violent crime makes alot more sense than 7.

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Old 03-19-2012, 11:38 AM
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Exactly my point on Long Island!...its just a couple of spots that are bad and the rest of those towns are VERY safe.
It isn't that way anymore.

There *are* a handful of towns where you can go without concern, but it's more and more common to see urban problems cropping up in even good areas.

I personally know of two people who've been mugged at the Broadway Mall, in the middle of the day. Who would think this of Hicksville?

Heroin epidemic in Massapequa.

Look at the nonsense that spills out from Huntington Station...

Didn't Farmingdale have a couple of homicides three or so years ago?

Point is that a lot of what goes on in Long Island is 'hush, hush', or under-reported. Things still happen here.

The thing is that Long Island doesn't have a lot of property crime. I think it's ridiculous that you can't even leave anything on your car seat, while it's parked, in CLT. Likewise, are criminals far more brazen in CLT, than they are on LI - the symptom of having an inadequate police presence in CLT.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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It isn't that way anymore.

There *are* a handful of towns where you can go without concern, but it's more and more common to see urban problems cropping up in even good areas.

I personally know of two people who've been mugged at the Broadway Mall, in the middle of the day. Who would think this of Hicksville?

Heroin epidemic in Massapequa.

Look at the nonsense that spills out from Huntington Station...

Didn't Farmingdale have a couple of homicides three or so years ago?

Point is that a lot of what goes on in Long Island is 'hush, hush', or under-reported. Things still happen here.

The thing is that Long Island doesn't have a lot of property crime. I think it's ridiculous that you can't even leave anything on your car seat, while it's parked, in CLT. Likewise, are criminals far more brazen in CLT, than they are on LI - the symptom of having an inadequate police presence in CLT.
You can't keep a violent crime un-reported I don't think. I'm not saying L.I. is safe at all but its all relative. As for property crime I don't think there is even a comparison as you said.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:31 PM
 
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Crime is definitely under reported on Long Island. I was made aware of local break-ins in my area by my friend who is Suffolk PD. He also keeps me posted on the heroin situation. The break-ins were not mentioned on the news, blogs, etc. I actually posted about the break-ins on a local online Patch..the info was deleted immediately.
My neighborhood is Not Utopia but pretty safe none the less. I still lock my doors, etc.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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Crime is definitely under reported on Long Island. I was made aware of local break-ins in my area by my friend who is Suffolk PD. He also keeps me posted on the heroin situation. The break-ins were not mentioned on the news, blogs, etc. I actually posted about the break-ins on a local online Patch..the info was deleted immediately.
My neighborhood is Not Utopia but pretty safe none the less. I still lock my doors, etc.
Live here the way you live there and you should be fine
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:34 PM
 
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BTW - The South shore of Nassau Long Island is "sketchy" at best.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:56 AM
 
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If you are moving to the suburbs I dont think you will have any problems. Take another visit to help with your decision.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:09 AM
 
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Crime is definitely under reported on Long Island. I was made aware of local break-ins in my area by my friend who is Suffolk PD. He also keeps me posted on the heroin situation. The break-ins were not mentioned on the news, blogs, etc. I actually posted about the break-ins on a local online Patch..the info was deleted immediately.
My neighborhood is Not Utopia but pretty safe none the less. I still lock my doors, etc.
Well I would bet property crime is definitely under reported in Charlotte too.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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If you are moving to the suburbs I dont think you will have any problems. Take another visit to help with your decision.
I definitely agree....
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:06 AM
 
Location: wesley chapel, NC
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There some parts of charlotte and union county that are worse than the Bronx, I don't care what anyone says.....
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