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Old 05-06-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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I am little skeptical of the "suddenly crime is way down". It really seems strange to me w/ that once people started speaking up about all the crime in Charlotte that suddenly the numbers start going down.

If the numbers are true that is fabulous.
yeah, it gets that way 'round here sometimes.

anyways, always good to see crime #'s down, let's hope it's because of actions being taken, not because we haven't seen these typical "crime waves" roll thru the area yet. the report is a little confusing though, it's based on "certain neighborhoods" of meck for one month periods. so does that mean, murders are down 58%...on ani's block? "hey, half as many people were murdered on my block this past month than the same month in '08!".
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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yeah, it gets that way 'round here sometimes.

anyways, always good to see crime #'s down, let's hope it's because of actions being taken, not because we haven't seen these typical "crime waves" roll thru the area yet. the report is a little confusing though, it's based on "certain neighborhoods" of meck for one month periods. so does that mean, murders are down 58%...on ani's block? "hey, half as many people were murdered on my block this past month than the same month in '08!".
Yep, just my block, Hee Hee.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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Here some good info for everyone.

http://www.wbtv.com/Global/story.asp?s=10284077
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http://www.chathamjournal.com/weekly/living/home/safest-cities-61030.shtml
2006 FBI released rankings and Charlotte #329 out of 329 cities in the USA for worst crime.
The city had to do something to fix the problem before it hit #379!!! Way to Go police department!

[SIZE=2]CITIES OF 500,000 OR MORE POPULATION: (32 cities)[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Safest 10:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Most Dangerous 10:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
1[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]San Jose, CA[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
1[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Detroit, MI[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
2[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Honolulu, HI[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
2[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Baltimore, MD[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
3[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]El Paso, TX[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
3[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Memphis, TN[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
4[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]New York, NY[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
4[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Washington, DC[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
5[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Austin, TX[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
5[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Philadelphia, PA[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
6[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]San Diego, CA[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
6[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Dallas, TX[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
7[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]San Antonio, TX[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
7[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Nashville, TN[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
8[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Louisville, KY[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
8[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Charlotte, NC[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
9[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Fort Worth, TX[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
9[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Columbus, OH[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
10[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Jacksonville, FL[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]
10[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Houston, TX[/SIZE]



http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/charlotte_has_higher_crime_than_n_y_l_a
In 2007, CQ Press ranked Charlotte the 50th least safe out of 378 cities — the worst score for a North Carolina city.
New York was the 237th least safe and Los Angeles 135th.
Correction: As of June 1, 2008, CQ Press is no longer a part of Congressional Quarterly.
After the jump, selected city rankings.
—————
Least Safe U.S. Cities 2007
1: Detroit, Mich.
50: Charlotte, N.C.
59: Fayetteville, N.C.
72: Winston-Salem, N.C.
78: Wilmington, N.C.
92: Greensboro, N.C.
103: Durham, N.C.
122: High Point, N.C.
135: Los Angeles, Calif.
205: Raleigh, N.C.
237: New York City, N.Y.
365: Cary, N.C.
378: Mission Viejo, Calif.

All this info is on the web.

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Old 05-06-2009, 11:07 AM
 
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Here some good info for everyone.

http://www.wbtv.com/Global/story.asp?s=10284077

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http://www.chathamjournal.com/weekly/living/home/safest-cities-61030.shtml
2006 FBI released rankings and Charlotte #329 out of 329 cities in the USA for worst crime.
The city had to do something to fix the problem before it hit #379!!! Way to Go police department!

[SIZE=2]CITIES OF 500,000 OR MORE POPULATION: (32 cities)[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Safest 10:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Most Dangerous 10:[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]1[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]San Jose, CA[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]1[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]Detroit, MI[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]2[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]Honolulu, HI[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]2[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]Baltimore, MD[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]3[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]El Paso, TX[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]3[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]Memphis, TN[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]4[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]New York, NY[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]4[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]Washington, DC[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]5[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]Austin, TX[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]5[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]Philadelphia, PA[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]6[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]San Diego, CA[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]6[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]Dallas, TX[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]7[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]San Antonio, TX[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]7[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]Nashville, TN[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]8[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]Louisville, KY[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]8[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]Charlotte, NC[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]9[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]Fort Worth, TX[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]9[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]Columbus, OH[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]10[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]Jacksonville, FL[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][CENTER]10[/SIZE][/CENTER]
[SIZE=2]Houston, TX[/SIZE]



http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/charlotte_has_higher_crime_than_n_y_l_a
In 2007, CQ Press ranked Charlotte the 50th least safe out of 378 cities — the worst score for a North Carolina city.
New York was the 237th least safe and Los Angeles 135th.
Correction: As of June 1, 2008, CQ Press is no longer a part of Congressional Quarterly.
After the jump, selected city rankings.
—————
Least Safe U.S. Cities 2007
1: Detroit, Mich.
50: Charlotte, N.C.
59: Fayetteville, N.C.
72: Winston-Salem, N.C.
78: Wilmington, N.C.
92: Greensboro, N.C.
103: Durham, N.C.
122: High Point, N.C.
135: Los Angeles, Calif.
205: Raleigh, N.C.
237: New York City, N.Y.
365: Cary, N.C.
378: Mission Viejo, Calif.

All this info is on the web.
And what about Cleveland's #'s? I'm sure they're right up there with Detroit! I know Charlotte's crime #'s are nowhere close to matching Cleveland, Detroit, Newark, NJ or St. Louis, as those cities are usually the cities that consistently rank in the top 5 most violent places every year. When Charlotte gets to that point (hopefully that never happens) then I would be worried about it being a very dangerous place.

Last edited by Yac; 05-22-2009 at 07:38 AM..
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:22 AM
 
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Here's some really bad news for you. Cleveland Sucks! There is nothing good about the city.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:31 AM
 
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I hate to be a naysayer, but I'm still skeptical. We'll see if this trend holds through the summer. If it does, I will believe the drops. Wasn't the big spike in crime last summer? Crime always is less in the winter than summer, so I think it's premature to get too happy about it before we have a whole year of decline.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:33 AM
 
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There was a huge spike in crime last summer - do you remember $4.25 a gallon?
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Those figures are from 2007 and have NO RELEVANCE at all to today. NEWS FLASH - it is 2009.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:44 AM
 
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Ooops....you are correct. Charlotte is the safest city in the USA. I stand corrected. Thanks for getting me up to speed on what year we are in.
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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I wish Negative Nelly would take a nap -- for a few years
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