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Old 03-02-2013, 10:19 PM
 
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Default Why is Chicago not one of the most dangerous cities in America?

On the FBIs list of most dangerous cities in America they weren't even ranked. Why is that? It seems like Chicago has been in the news a lot lately for crime but why aren't they on that list? Is Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis, Newark, Philly etc. all really more dangerous than Chicago??
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:43 PM
 
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As stated often here, yes.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Probably due to Chicago having a whole bunch of safe/nice areas to counter the gang infested neighborhoods.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:06 PM
 
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Probably due to Chicago having a whole bunch of safe/nice areas to counter the gang infested neighborhoods.
True. Seems like people only talk about the bad areas though. In New York City it's the complete opposite right now.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:16 PM
 
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The last time I noticed, it seemed like St. Louis is high on the list. There was some chatter about NOLA too.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri (tower grove)
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Statistics are just that. They cannot give you the full story on how safe you will be in any given city. St. Louis is just like Chicago or DC common sense goes a long way in your safety.

St. Louis always ranks high because they have a very small city limits of about 60 square miles. When looking at the metro area statistics you will find places like Nashville and I think Phoenix comes into the picture.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:22 AM
 
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It helps if you don't report crime officially .
the criminals in government see to that.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:31 AM
 
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It's #'s. With 2.7 million people the raw numbers would have to be a lot higher in order for the rates to be high enough to go along with cities with smaller populations.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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It's #'s. With 2.7 million people the raw numbers would have to be a lot higher in order for the rates to be high enough to go along with cities with smaller populations.
In other words, the crime rate is higher in those cities.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:45 AM
 
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chicago has a high murder RATE but not as high as other places because its so big and has a lot of good areas to offset the bad. if you took away the north side so the demographic was more like detroit or nola or something then it would be ranked high
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