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Old 10-17-2007, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I grew in central Kentucky. My wife and I have thought about moving to Cincinnati to be closer to my parents. I've skimmed through several sites on the internet and CRIME and RIOTS pop out at me.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Crime is everywhere. Cincinnati's is no worse than anywhere else. Use common sense and don't let the possibility of crime rule your life.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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I moved to the area 4 years ago. I don't live IN the city. In fact, I hardly ever go there. I work north in Blue Ash and live north of there. Seems like typical suburbia to me. The occasional crashed mailbox or pumpkin.

I live in Chicago for 40 years. Had lots of vandalism there. Then Seattle for 10 years. I'm pretty happy here. It's probably because I don't frequent the city, but I don't see why Cincy gets such a bad rep.
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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We have riots every weekend! And I get mugged once a fortnight!

If you're in the suburbs, its typical suburbia. Stay out of the bad area, Over-the-Rhine etc and you have no more to worry about than anywhere else.
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Old 10-19-2007, 06:38 PM
 
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I live about 3 miles north of downtown and there is very little crime in the area. crime is experiencing double digit decreases. the only real problem is homicides, but the vast vast majority of the homicides are drug or honor related killings among young black males.

if that previous statement didn't describe you then you are fine.
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Thanks to all for the input.

Doerak. I had been looking at Seattle for quite some time. I'm now looking at Cincy because of my parents. Could you give a comparison between the two?

I'd apprecate it.
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:46 PM
 
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I grew in central Kentucky. My wife and I have thought about moving to Cincinnati to be closer to my parents. I've skimmed through several sites on the internet and CRIME and RIOTS pop out at me.
Carry a pistol and you will be alright.
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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^^^That won't help matters.
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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Smile There is a 99.9999% chance you're not gonna get shot

As long as you are not out looking for trouble, you should be fine. Just use common sense. Cincinnati is no different than any other mid-sized city in regards to crime. Come on down. Don't be scared!
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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I personally feel that Cincinnati is actually much safer than many other places I've been. Sure there are some bad parts of town, but what city doesn't have that? As it was mentioned earlier, crime has been seeing significant drops. You'll notice that Cincinnati is regularly considered one of the best places to raise a family. That wouldn't be the case if Cincinnati had a major crime problem.

Within inner-city neighborhoods you'll find families with young children without much fear of anything. The best way to answer this question though is to go around Cincinnati and experience it for yourself. It is not wise to simply believe whatever the media has to say, nor is it wise just to go on what other people may tell you here (or elsewhere).

Personal safety and the perception of it is really a subjective matter that is only fair to judge on a person by person basis. I may feel more comfortable in a particular area than someone else for example. Be your own judge if you have the chance.
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