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Old 12-14-2007, 04:40 PM
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From the looks of it, Cincinnati doesn't seem to have the major gang problems of other major cities, but I was just wondering if anyone has experienced/know of any gang problems in specific parts of Cincinnati....

Old 12-14-2007, 08:35 PM
Location: huh?
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nah, cinci is still safe. not for long though, enjoy it while you can.
Old 12-14-2007, 09:28 PM
Location: Gahanna, OH - NE Cbus suburb
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Thankfully no. Surprising since there is the whole east vs. west thing going. But does that mean the city is crime free? Heck no!
Old 12-17-2007, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by nicolepsy View Post
nah, cinci is still safe. not for long though, enjoy it while you can.
Well, without an adequate space in our prison, we've got a lot of spare criminals on the street. Just hope we're not becoming Detroit.
Old 12-17-2007, 09:03 AM
Location: Philaburbia
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There are gangs, don't be fooled. They are smaller and not as prominent -- or violent -- as elsewhere.
Old 12-17-2007, 04:10 PM
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I'm not sure about Cincy but across the river in Covington there are DEFINATELY gangs... I live in Erlanger/Elsmere and there are gangs around here that are directly controlled by the gangs in Covington. It isn't Compton but it still is dangerous sometimes. Even where I live, which is kind of considered a "suburb" I watch my back. Lots of drugs.
Old 12-17-2007, 04:57 PM
Location: Bridgetown, Ohio
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Seems to me there was some gang activity taking place between Avondale and Bond Hill. Other than that, Cincinnati does indeed seem gang free.
Old 12-18-2007, 07:59 PM
Location: Cincinnati
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Cincinnati is largely gang free in the typical sense. Although like just about every other aspect of Cincinnati, gang life is broken up into neighborhood/street networks of sort.

The largest of which was recently brought down by the feds and local authorities a couple of years ago. The "Tot Lot Posse" was located in Cincinnati's West End neighborhood and took their name from a park in which they did most of their "business." This gang was, by far, the largest drug trafficking network in the region (being located off of the drug highway for the US - I-75 didn't hurt business at all)...and were linked to an enormous amount of violent crime.

Since then the neighborhood has reclaimed the Tot Lot park and the neighborhood as a whole.
Old 12-22-2007, 12:36 PM
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Default Not gangs just little cliques

I lived in cincinnati all my life up until a few yrs ago when i move to Florida and let me tell you cincinnati does not have gangs. Instead they have the bootleg wanna be cliques but Florida has the real deal gangs.
Old 12-28-2007, 11:28 AM
Location: Earth
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I was in the Navy with a guy from Eastgate and I am from SE Indiana. We used to ride home on long weekends together. He was a skin-head and taught me about violent and non-violent sects of skin-head culture. I don't know if they count as a gang, but his younger brother was recovering from a gun shot, was hooked on methadone & heroin, and was a skin-head. Black boots, white laces, and they all drove German cars. Does that count?
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