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View Poll Results: What state has the WORST gang problem?
Texas 7 17.07%
California 34 82.93%
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Old 03-22-2015, 11:34 PM
 
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San Francisco and San Diego, I'll give ya.

I doubt Oak Cliff in Dallas or the Third Ward in Houston is worse than South Central L.A.
LA is much safer today compared to the 90s. LA bought its crime down so much that it deserves a medal. Houston and Dallas today are worse.
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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LA is much safer today compared to the 90s. LA bought its crime down so much that it deserves a medal. Houston and Dallas today are worse.
Houston and Dallas are much safer than they were in the early 90s. Don't know where you're getting your stats from.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:11 AM
 
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Are you asking about gangs or crime? Some of the most dangerous cities in this country are not really gang cities. If this is a gang question, I would imagine that California's gang culture is far more organized and entrenched.
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:05 AM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Houston and Dallas are much safer than they were in the early 90s. Don't know where you're getting your stats from.
Well Houston and Dallas today are more dangerous than La. Dallas in 1991 had 500 homicides that same year Houston had 608. LA in the early 90s was worse than both cities averaging 1000 murders a year. But today Dallas and H town is worse. As far as gangs Cali takes the cake.
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:07 AM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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LA is much safer today compared to the 90s. LA bought its crime down so much that it deserves a medal. Houston and Dallas today are worse.
Funny username lol.
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:59 PM
 
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San Francisco and San Diego, I'll give ya.

I doubt Oak Cliff in Dallas or the Third Ward in Houston is worse than South Central L.A.
Wrong areas for Dallas & Houston.

In Houston it would be 59 & Beltway 8 or Tidwell & Antoine.
In Dallas it would be the Forest/Audelia/Skillman corridor or Bonnie View & Highland Hills.



Rates per 100k - 2013 (Latest Year with searchable data)

Houston - 962.7
- Murder - 9.8
- Rape - 28.3
- Robbery - 453.5
- Aggravated Assualt - 471

Dallas - 663.7
- Murder - 11.4
- Rape - 43.3
- Robbery - 334.9
- Aggravated Assualt - 274.2

Los Angeles - 426
- Murder - 6.5
- Rape - 19.7
- Robbery - 203.3
- Aggravated Assualt - 196.5


1993

Los Angeles - 2,374.3
- Murder - 30.5
- Rape - 50.3
- Robbery - 1,089.7
- Aggravated Assualt - 1,203.8

Dallas - 1,743.3
- Murder - 30.4
- Rape - 95.9
- Robbery - 711.7
- Aggravated Assualt - 905.3

Houston - 1,453.8
- Murder - 25.9
- Rape - 64.3
- Robbery - 624.7
- Aggravated Assualt - 739
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