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Old 12-18-2008, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati(Silverton)
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^ This is a flat out lie. Terrace Park has not had a murder for about 10+ years.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:22 AM
 
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^ This is a flat out lie. Terrace Park has not had a murder for about 10+ years.
incorrect, that is demonstrably true
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Deer Park, OH
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Terrace Park has one of the highest, if not the highest homicide rate in the region for this year, over double the rate of the City of Cincinnati.
This statement has been cross-posted on at least a half-dozen threads on this forum. It's a classic case of the raw statistics not even remotely telling the whole story.

One more time: In November of this year, an 83-year-old Terrace Park woman shot her chronically ill 80-year-old husband to death, then took her own life.

As far as I've been able to determine, this was the first homicide in Terrace Park since at least 1980. But since the population of TP is only about 2200, then going by the raw statistics alone, that single homicide means that the murder rate for Terrace Park is in fact higher this year than it is for the city of Cincinnati.

However, only a fool would conclude that Terrace Park is a dangerous place to live based on this tragic, isolated incident -- the first one of its kind in about 30 years.

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Old 12-21-2008, 11:59 AM
 
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the cross posting was largely due to a single poster posting a number of almost identical posts about how great terrace park, regardless of what the original poster was looking for. If you look at my posts about terrace park they all immediately follow this poster's.

Raw Crime statistics alone don't tell the story, but it amazing what people will do to try to discount or validate these statistics to help them reinforce their preconceived notions. I mention Terrace Park has a extremely high homicide rate, people either don't believe it, or they actually look at the underlying crime and discount it based on the circumstances.

A lot of suburbs this year are going to have a higher homicide rate than Cincinnati (Terrrace Park, Mason, Sharonville) but people will dismiss this for a variety of reasons or give these communities the benefit of the doubt and call them isolated incidents. People won't do that with the City. If they hear there was a murder, they don't stop and say "did the victim know the attacker? was this a domestic dispute?" People just assume 'its a dangerous place' and people get murdered all the time.

There are far too many homicides and they need to be reduced, but the responses this discussion has elicited have essentially shown what I thought was going to happen, people will fall back on their pre-concieved assumptions that Terrace Park is a safe 98.9% white suburb.
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:51 PM
 
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However, only a fool would conclude that Terrace Park is a dangerous place to live based on this tragic, isolated incident -- the first one of its kind in about 30 years.
Same foolish thinking that make people think Cincinnati is dangerous.
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:48 PM
 
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Same foolish thinking that make people think Cincinnati is dangerous.
Reminds me of the Disraeli quote: "Lies, damn lies and statistics."
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:10 AM
 
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Although things got a little derailed at the end, thanks to everyone for all this information. We hare headed out in a couple of weeks to start looking at neighborhoods. I'll be sure to check out all the communities that everyone has talked about. We're currently living in a small town in NJ, with a very cute little downtown streets with local shops. Hopefully we'll be able to find something that fits the bill.
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