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View Poll Results: What state is the most dangerous nowadays?
California 6 11.54%
Texas 6 11.54%
Florida 26 50.00%
New York 4 7.69%
Illinois 10 19.23%
Voters: 52. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 03-09-2015, 08:01 PM
 
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Out of the 5 largest states...California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois...what one do you think is the most dangerous nowadays from crime, gangs, stabbings, shootings, carjackings, breaking and entering, robberies, drugs, etc?
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Out of the states in your poll, only Florida is in the Top 10 "Most Dangerous."

The most dangerous states in America
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:23 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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I know Texas today is much safer. If we were talking about the 70s and early 80s Texas would easily be the worse . Florida takes the pick for today overall. There is a old article around from the new York times about how Texas had 7 cities ranked in the top 20 murders per capita from way back then. I know Houston alone had 701 homicides in 1981.
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:33 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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As far as illegal drugs I would say Texas and florida. Texas has most cartel activities for sure.
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:17 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Florida would be most violent, New York least. Illinois, Texas and California would likely all have very similar rates of violent crime. These stats are probably easily found.
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Not looking at the stats...

1.Texas
2.Florida
3.Illinois
4.California
5.New York
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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I hate these questions because people will just rank based on statistics readily available on the internet. Without even questioning if the statistics are right, telling the whole picture in the cases.

I remember seeing the UK being ranked "more violent" than South Africa which is a joke and can show you the problems with taking statistics as the holy grail.

Anyways with that rant out of the way, Florida out of those legitimately feels the most dangerous across the board.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:32 AM
 
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Umm... I'm pretty sure it's Michigan. Detroit, Flint, Saginaw, and Muskegon heights are quite often 4 of the top 10 murder per capita citiesm with detroit and flint always in the top 5....not that I'm proud of it, just sayin'
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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Umm... I'm pretty sure it's Michigan. Detroit, Flint, Saginaw, and Muskegon heights are quite often 4 of the top 10 murder per capita citiesm with detroit and flint always in the top 5....not that I'm proud of it, just sayin'
Michigan is overall a very safe state. The dangerous areas are confined to some isolated urban areas of decay, like Detroit. But even within metro Detroit, it's more safe than dangerous.

There are some cities where crime does not check at the doors of the city limit but is fairly evenly distributed inside the metro.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:34 AM
 
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Bigger population = more dangerous. That's all I'm seeing here.
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