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Old 01-03-2018, 01:53 PM
 
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I don't need statistics; I have anecdotal evidence (with context, of course )

Levity aside, I know that you approach things from a humanistic perspective, so I would not say this about your person, but I cannot see how anyone can not view some of these news stories, and not get sick to their stomach.

Children getting shot while sleeping?

Young boys recovering after shot while asleep in west Charlotte apartment | WSOC-TV

South End shooting in the middle of the afternoon?

2 men shot with one bullet Friday afternoon in Charlotte | Charlotte Observer

Crimes like those above, speak to societal disintegration.

My concerns are not "fear" based; I see a reality within certain Charlotte communities that places so little value on life, as to accept violent crime and death as being "normal."

Solutions? I don't have any (and that's what bothers me most).
So true! Hundeds of events like this happen all the time in Charlotte. I have never seen anything like it in other parts of the country. Yes, every place has crime, but not like we have here in Charlotte. Not so sure why so many are in denial. Cannot fix a problem until you are honest it exists.

Couple visiting Charlotte sexually assaulted, robbed near uptown convention centehttp://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article153759214.html

Man charged with raping woman walking dog on Charlotte greenway - | WBTV Charlotte

Skating rink employee robbed outside SouthPark Mall | WCNC.com

Family robbed at gunpoint outside NorthLake Mall | WCNC.com

Charlotte Latin graduate dies after violent home invasion off Providence Roadhttp://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article169021322.html
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Tega Cay, SC
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Late breaking news...Crime happens everywhere. Charlotte, as much as we’d like to hope and dream, doesn’t have a monopoly on violent crime and bad drivers. You can try to keep our hopes alive by saying you’ve never seen crime happen in any other parts of the country but deep inside we all know, but may never acknowledge, that it’s just not true. Thanks for trying though.
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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So true! Hundeds of events like this happen all the time in Charlotte. I have never seen anything like it in other parts of the country. Yes, every place has crime, but not like we have here in Charlotte. Not so sure why so many are in denial. Cannot fix a problem until you are honest it exists.

Couple visiting Charlotte sexually assaulted, robbed near uptown convention centehttp://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article153759214.html

Man charged with raping woman walking dog on Charlotte greenway - | WBTV Charlotte

Skating rink employee robbed outside SouthPark Mall | WCNC.com

Family robbed at gunpoint outside NorthLake Mall | WCNC.com

Charlotte Latin graduate dies after violent home invasion off Providence Roadhttp://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article169021322.html
What? Crimes like this happen in every major US city. Geez. I hate to break it to you but the United States is a violent country. Acting like Charlotte has a monopoly on crime is delusional.
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:30 AM
 
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What? Crimes like this happen in every major US city. Geez. I hate to break it to you but the United States is a violent country. Acting like Charlotte has a monopoly on crime is delusional.
Thankfully, it doesn't. Compare stats they do not.
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:06 AM
 
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Thankfully, it doesn't. Compare stats they do not.
Hate to break it to you, but it does. I've lived in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and now the South. Crime happens everywhere. Look up the stats on walking trail crime in the DC area.
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:49 AM
 
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Thankfully, it doesn't. Compare stats they do not.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police covers the 14th largest population in the country (896,379 people).

Charlotte-Mecklenburg ranked 22nd in violent crime per capita among 47 cities with more than 400,000 people in the 2016 data FBI Offenses Known to Law Enforcement report, falling right about in the middle.

City, Population: Violent Crime Rate per 100,000 people

Detroit, 669,637: 2,046.5
Memphis, 656,434: 1,820.0
Baltimore, 618,385: 1,780.4
Kansas City, 478,364: 1,654.6
Milwaukee, 600,193: 1,533
Oakland, 424,998: 1,425.7
Indianapolis, 866,351: 1,374.4
Washington DC, 681,170: 1,132.0
Albuquerque, 561,560: 1,112.1
Minneapolis, 416,751: 1,109.1
Chicago, 2,725,153: 1,105.5
Nashville Metro PD, 668,685: 1,102.5
Tulsa, 405,748: 1,095.3
Atlanta, 472,579: 1,083.6
Houston, 2,334,348: 1,026.4
Philadelphia, 1,570,826: 988.9
Miami, 449,469: 887.5
Las Vegas Metro PD, 1,592,178: 849.2
Tuscon, 533,663: 795.4
Oklahoma City, 641,681: 783.4
Dallas, 1,320,939: 762.4
Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD, 896,379: 731.8
Los Angeles, 4,007,905: 719.0
San Antonio, 1,498,642: 717.6
Sacramento, 495,471: 716.3
San Francisco, 871,115: 710.6
Boston, 673,880: 707.4
Louisville Metro, 683,825: 675.8
Phoenix, 1,586,611: 674.4
Denver, 699,259: 657.4
Jacksonville, 880,557: 625.1
Seattle, 700,313: 613.2
Fresno, 524,796: 610.9
Long Beach, 476,476: 597.3
New York, 8,566,917: 573.4
Omaha, 446,163: 567.3
Fort Worth, 851,849: 526.3
Columbus, 862,515: 521.7
Colorado Springs, 464,113: 495.8
Portland, 642,129: 492.6
Mesa, 478,277: 428.8
Austin, 956,911: 407.9
El Paso, 687,193: 390.3
San Diego, 1413,414: 377.2
San Jose, 1,041,844: 373.1
Honolulu, 995,572: 334.6
Virginia Beach, 453,017: 154.5

Charlotte-Mecklenburg's violent crime rate is most comparable to the cities of Los Angeles, San Antonio, Sacramento, San Francisco, Boston, and Dallas.
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:13 PM
 
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So true! Hundeds of events like this happen all the time in Charlotte. I have never seen anything like it in other parts of the country. Yes, every place has crime, but not like we have here in Charlotte. Not so sure why so many are in denial. Cannot fix a problem until you are honest it exists.

Couple visiting Charlotte sexually assaulted, robbed near uptown convention centehttp://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article153759214.html

Man charged with raping woman walking dog on Charlotte greenway - | WBTV Charlotte

Skating rink employee robbed outside SouthPark Mall | WCNC.com

Family robbed at gunpoint outside NorthLake Mall | WCNC.com

Charlotte Latin graduate dies after violent home invasion off Providence Roadhttp://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article169021322.html
You need to open your eyes, unfortunately yes these types of crimes do happen elsewhere.

New Jersey family visiting Inner Harbor assaulted by group of juveniles, police say - Baltimore Sun

Durham woman attacked while walking dog was found unconscious :: WRAL.com

POLICE NEWS: T-Mobile employee robbed at gunpoint | Local News | goshennews.com

Police: Bystander who was shot during violent home invasion has died | KFOR.com
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The South leads the nation in violent crime, it's been this way for decades.

I used to remind my father, a lifelong NC resident & no fan of NYC (my home from 2000-2010), that all metrics of crime & murder were double in NC compared to the New York region and most of the Northeast.

Atlanta's crime rates are triple of NYC's.
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Old 01-08-2018, 02:10 PM
 
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Late breaking news...Crime happens everywhere. Charlotte, as much as we’d like to hope and dream, doesn’t have a monopoly on violent crime and bad drivers. You can try to keep our hopes alive by saying you’ve never seen crime happen in any other parts of the country but deep inside we all know, but may never acknowledge, that it’s just not true. Thanks for trying though.
Let look at the data. Here are cities and their crime rates. If you click on the "Total" column under violent crime, you will see how the cities ranked. St. Louis is at the top of the list (most violent city) and Irvine, California is at the bottom (least violent city). Charlotte appears to be solidly in the middle.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._by_crime_rate

Now looking at the metro area in general -- not just the core city -- shows the Charlotte area in the most dangerous third of metro areas: https://lawstreetmedia.com/news/crim...united-states/. Places like Gastonia probably don't help the numbers. That said, there are no crime-free cities in this country. San Diego is supposedly the big city with the lowest crime rate in the nation:
https://timesofsandiego.com/crime/20...american-city/
I live in San Diego. And in spite of our low crime rate, almost every day when I turn on the local news they are reporting on a murder.

As you say, crime happens all over this country. But the crime rate throughout the U.S. today is nowhere near what it was 25 years ago!

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Old 01-08-2018, 02:18 PM
 
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The South leads the nation in violent crime, it's been this way for decades.

I used to remind my father, a lifelong NC resident & no fan of NYC (my home from 2000-2010), that all metrics of crime & murder were double in NC compared to the New York region and most of the Northeast.

Atlanta's crime rates are triple of NYC's.
Not true according to this source: https://lawstreetmedia.com/news/crim...united-states/ This shows the New York metro area has a violent crime rate of 371 per 100,000, while the Charlotte metro area has a violent crime rate of 392 per 100,000. That's not double. In fact, it's almost the same. The Atlanta metro area crime rate is 398 per 100,000. That's only 7% higher than the New York area.

However, this source paints a very different picture, and yes does make crime in the South seem twice as high:

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Anybody want to take a stab at why these two studies have such different results? They both seem to be focused on greater metro areas.

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