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View Poll Results: What city is more dangerous?
Detroit 52 64.20%
New Orleans 29 35.80%
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Old 04-12-2015, 01:34 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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Both cities have homicide rates that average about 50 murders per 100K residents. But for some reason New Orleans has a lower overall crime rate. To those of you who have been to both cities, what city feels more dangerous?
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Old 04-12-2015, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Never been to New Orleans. Detroit always rings a bell for most dangerous in the country though.
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Old 04-12-2015, 03:09 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Never been to Detroit. NOLA can be ridiculous with its crime though. It's down but still unreal.
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Old 04-12-2015, 04:29 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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Originally Posted by Mwahfromtheheart View Post
NOLA can be ridiculous with its crime

Oh yeah.....

Anybody live in NO in 1994? How dangerous did it feel?

1994: The murder record is broken in New Orleans | NOLA.com
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Old 04-12-2015, 04:39 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Detroit. To bad Detroit and new Orleans can't bring down there violent crime rate significantly like previous murder capital cities from back in the day such as LA, Houston, NYC etc.
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Old 04-12-2015, 04:41 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Never been to Detroit. NOLA can be ridiculous with its crime though. It's down but still unreal.
Detroit is worse and has a bigger gang issue.
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Old 04-12-2015, 05:29 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Detroit is worse and has a bigger gang issue.
Worse is debatable, you probably do have a bigger gang issue. We tend to have a bunch of little young street thugs and drug addicts that'll kill a pizza man over $20 ...
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Old 04-12-2015, 05:58 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Worse is debatable, you probably do have a bigger gang issue. We tend to have a bunch of little young street thugs and drug addicts that'll kill a pizza man over $20 ...
A kid got killed over a pair of Jordan sneakers a while ago in new Orleans. Crazy.
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:13 PM
 
Location: New York City
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IMO I feel like denser cities with high crime rates like Baltimore and Philadelphia are more dangerous. Detroit can feel like a ghost town, zombie like. New Orleans gets it in too but I feel like the violence stays kept in the hood.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:14 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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NOLA violence stays in the hood for the most part. The Quarter doesn't count, that's mostly due to tourism. But, even then, you'll still hear of shootings next to million dollar mansions here.
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