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Old 01-02-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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ani - all of the numbers in those boxes are just ratios and not the actual number of types of crime in a given zipcode. For instance the murder number in zipcode 28202 is 113. That would mean that the murder rate is 113/100 or 1.13 times as bad as if you averaged the whole country's crime rate into a zipcode with a similar population.

The zipcode 28278 has a murder rate of 6/100 or 6% as bad as a similar sized zipcode averaged to the US murder rate in a same sized area. Which would tend to indicate you'd probably be more likely to be struck by lightning than be murdered!

For those three city rates at the end of the chart all it would mean is

Charlotte had a overall crime rate that is more than double that of NYC - 239/114 or 2.096 times as bad as NYC. I hope I explained it better this time!
Excellent explanation! Thank you for taking the time!

 
Old 01-02-2008, 03:19 PM
 
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Charlotte had a overall crime rate that is more than double that of NYC - 239/114 or 2.096 times as bad as NYC. I hope I explained it better this time!

Thank you for that great statistic. And they say there isn't any crime here, hmmm interesting...
 
Old 01-02-2008, 03:23 PM
 
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Charlotte had a overall crime rate that is more than double that of NYC - 239/114 or 2.096 times as bad as NYC. I hope I explained it better this time!

Thank you for that great statistic. And they say there isn't any crime here, hmmm interesting...
Please refresh my memory, who exactly on this forum has said there isn't any crime here?
 
Old 01-02-2008, 03:23 PM
 
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Thank you for that great statistic. And they say there isn't any crime here, hmmm interesting...
No one EVER said there was no crime. These continued exaggerations are misleading, tiresome and not helpful for new residents.
 
Old 01-02-2008, 03:25 PM
 
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Charlotte had a overall crime rate that is more than double that of NYC - 239/114 or 2.096 times as bad as NYC. I hope I explained it better this time!

Thank you for that great statistic. And they say there isn't any crime here, hmmm interesting...
I think that if you compared it to say... Detroit or Philly, Charlotte would look pretty good!
 
Old 01-02-2008, 03:32 PM
 
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I think that if you compared it to say... Detroit or Philly, Charlotte would look pretty good!
I completely agree! And really, is MANHATTAN a fair comparison to Charlotte? They are two entirely different kinds of places. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but isn't Manhattan home to all the trendy, ritzy living? Isn't it true the slummy areas and projects are in the surrounding cities? Additionally, NYC has been a large city for decades, and law enforcement has had many years to get control of their crime problems. Charlotte is still very new (in the grand scheme of things) at dealing with much crime at all - but we'll get there.
 
Old 01-02-2008, 03:43 PM
 
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I completely agree! And really, is MANHATTAN a fair comparison to Charlotte? They are two entirely different kinds of places. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but isn't Manhattan home to all the trendy, ritzy living? Isn't it true the slummy areas and projects are in the surrounding cities? Additionally, NYC has been a large city for decades, and law enforcement has had many years to get control of their crime problems. Charlotte is still very new (in the grand scheme of things) at dealing with much crime at all - but we'll get there.
New York City has a very low crime rate, much lower than almost any large city in the world. The New York City Police Departments' budget is larger than the budget of Charlotte. New York City's budget is $58 billion compared North Carolina's entire state budget of $20 billion to give you some perspective on things. In saying that Charlotte's crime rate is twice as high as New York's crime rate, is really not saying much!
 
Old 01-02-2008, 03:51 PM
 
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Ok people: here's some real comparative stats for you:


City size ranking (from US Census): City Name : Violent crime average: Property crime average
26 Charlotte 1.80 of national average 1.51 of nat'l average

23 Seattle 1.15 of national average 1.82 of nat'l average

25 Nashville 2.51 of national average 1.58 of national average

27 Ft Worth 1.09 of national average 1.48 of national average

28 Portland 1.36 of national average 1.74 of national average

29 Oklahoma City 1.49 of nat'l average 2.07 of national average

from FBI Uniform Crime Stats as reported to local authorities

CONCLUSION: Charlotte's stats are NOT much different from SIMILAR SIZED CITIES.
 
Old 01-02-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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28202 isn't that great. See below.


http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/electricgrin/crime.jpg (broken link)

Just curious as to what year all of this reflects, unless I missed it.
 
Old 01-02-2008, 03:57 PM
 
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Just curious as to what year all of this reflects, unless I missed it.
Brian I suspect it might be 2006 data, I'm not sure where the poster may have gotten it from - maybe Sperlings?
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