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Old 03-16-2011, 10:53 PM
 
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Default Is Chicago or Atlanta the safer city?

I've never been to Chicago but have been to Atlanta many times. I really don't know that much about Chicago.
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Weymouth, The South
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Just look up the statistics. I'm sure they work out pretty similarly per 100,000, but I don't know.
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:32 AM
 
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Atlanta goes harder
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Weymouth, The South
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Atlanta goes harder
You mean when aroused?
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Depends on the neighborhood
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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There's really no answer to this. Chicago is 230 square miles with 77 distinct community areas. Some community areas go a few years without a murder, some see a couple every week or two. Chicago has a murder rate of 16/100,000, but if you look at all the different areas of the city, hardly anywhere has a rate that's actually 16/100,000. A majority of the city is around 3-5/100,000, while the roughest 25% or so of neighborhoods are over 40/100,000.

I'm sure it's similar in Atlanta. Is Buckhead more dangerous than Englewood? Certainly not. Are areas in southern Atlanta more dangerous than Lincoln Park? Hell yeah.

I believe per-capita the crime is a bit higher in Atlanta, but the city is also much smaller.
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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Yeah, a city of 3,000,000 in a metro of 10,000,000 is hard to compare to a city of 500,000 in a metro of 5,500,000. At their worst, both can be very dangerous. At their best, both can be very safe.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Atlanta is crazy but I've never heard of anything like this in Atlanta. At least 40 shot across city over weekend - Chicago Breaking News (http://archive.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/06/toddler-among-14-shot-overnight-throughout-city.html - broken link). I mean I know Chicago is a much larger city but damn! One big difference is Atlanta has an emerging small gang problem mostly in some of it's suburbs but nothing compared to the huge gang problem that has existed in Chicago going back before Al Capone and the Untouchables.
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Old 03-18-2011, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Clayton, MO
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A new list, based on police reports, says that one Chicago neighborhood – around West Lake Street -- is the most dangerous in America, but also notes that Atlanta is home to four of the 25 worst neighborhoods.

Other hot spots include parts of Las Vegas, Cleveland and Memphis, Tenn.

So why look at neighborhoods and not cities? Well, even the cities with the highest crime rates can have relatively safe neighborhoods, making it less useful to generalize about an entire city.
America's Most Dangerous Neighborhoods: Areas With Violent Crime - ABC News
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Near Chicago
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Statistically, Chicago is safer. I think Chicago has the worst hoods though.

You can't wear your hat any type of way in at least half of the city.
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