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Old 02-21-2011, 01:02 PM
 
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During the crack epidemic, most cities recorded the highest murder totals in the history of this country. Murders from 1990-1999 were sky high for most cities. Things have now changed though and people are moving back into the cities and a construction boom in downtown's across the country have taken hold. Crime is at 50-60 year lows in many cities right now. Which one of these cities have seen the greatest turn around in crime since the 90's till now? Which of these cities are building on vacant lots and industrial lots the most? Keep in mind some cities have added a huge amount of people since the 1990's that may make cities appear safer by diluting stats.

Average 1990-1999 murder rate per 100,000 residents for major cities:

Washington DC - 67
New Orleans - 63
St Louis - 51
Detroit - 50
Atlanta - 45
Baltimore - 44
Newark - 31
Dallas - 29
Miami - 29
Chicago - 29
Memphis - 29
Oakland - 28
Kansas City MO. - 28
Philadelphia - 26
Cleveland - 25
Fort Worth - 24
Los Angeles - 22
Milwaukee - 22
Houston - 22
New York City - 19


Average murders rate per 100,000 residents in 2009 and how much each city has dropped from the 1990's:

New Orleans - 52 (-11)
St Louis - 40 (-11)
Detroit - 40 (-10)
Baltimore - 37 (-7)
Newark - 29 (-2)
Oakland - 26 (-2)
Washington DC - 24 (-43)
Kansas City MO. - 21 (-7)
Memphis - 20 (-9)
Philadelphia - 20 (-6)
Cleveland - 20 (-5)
Chicago - 16 (-13)
Atlanta - 14 (-31)
Miami - 14 (-15)
Dallas - 13 (-16)
Houston - 13 (-9)
Milwaukee - 12 (-10)
Los Angeles - 8 (-14)
Fort Worth - 6 (-18)
New York City - 6 (-13)


Which of these cities have made the biggest turn around in the last 20 years?

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Old 02-21-2011, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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New York, Los Angeles, Fort Worth, Miami, Dallas, Houston have all significantly by wide margins reduced their crime to normal or so levels now.
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:28 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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DC has boomed in a way that I think few people expected. Its turnaround into one of the most desirable cities to live in is really surprising.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:57 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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DC by far. It was one thing when my grandfathers neighborhood in Crestwood which was already well to do started turning white. But I went by my gradmothers on my dads side in NE, thats when it really hit me. And U street? Heh my dad said back in his day even black folks didn't go to U street unless they had a reason to be there. Man compared to what I saw in Dc in the 80's and early 90's its like a whole different city.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Sorry but Im gonna say New York BY FAR...when I first went to Times Square as a teenager, it was a drugee and prostitute infected hellhole. The city was filthy and I wasnt surprised at all the negative press the place was receiving.

BUT NOW....Sweet Jeebus. New York is a showplace. I mean Times Square is amazing now, there is a definite optimism and sense of opportunity that permeates there. The city's murder rate is now lower than nearly every major city and like nowhere else, NYC adjusts and reinvents itself to remain on top of the heap.

So for me it has to be NYC for the win.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:37 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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NYC, Newark, DC
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:47 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Newark? It looks like its murder rate barely changed. And most of it still doesn't have a good reputation.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC NoVA
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seems like a lot of crime is just moving outside of dc and popping up in places like manassas, pgc, etc. i never really paid attention to murder rates around the dmv, but it seems like i hear more about killings, stabbings, etc on the news outside of dc now than in dc.

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Old 02-21-2011, 07:40 PM
 
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I think Atlanta's renaissance
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:05 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Newark? It looks like its murder rate barely changed. And most of it still doesn't have a good reputation.
Murder rates are one figure. Its murder rates were above 40 per 100K back in the mid 90s. It's under 30 today, which granted, is still bad- But it's damn near comparable to DC's murder rate, which you seemed to not quote me on.

Also, Newark lead the ENTIRE nation in Violent Crime reduction in 2007 or 8. You should check out the documentary called "Brick City"
It's city-data crime index for 2009 was 491, not too far from Boston's 437. And far better than DC's 611.

Newark's murder rate is pretty high, but have you looked at all the other ratings? (from 2009)

Newark's Rape RATE: 24 per 100K
Boston's Rape RATE: 43 Per 100K

Newark's Robbery Rate: 472 per 100K
Bostons's Robbery Rate: 364 per 100K

Newarks Assault rate: 404 per 100K
Boston's Assault rate: 576 per 100K

Newark's theft rate: 1354 per 100K
Boston's theft rate: 2484 per 100K

Mind you, Newark was the most dangerous city in the nation in 1996. It's been out of the top 25 for the past few years until recently ranking 23rd for 2010.

so yes, I stand by what I said about Newark. I lived there, I've seen it change drastically.
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