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View Poll Results: What city would you want to live in the most?
Holland, MI 4 2.38%
Fort Collins, CO 3 1.79%
Provo, UT 3 1.79%
Honolulu, HI 29 17.26%
Sioux Falls, SD 0 0%
Des Moines, IA 1 0.60%
Barnstable, MA 1 0.60%
Portland, ME 3 1.79%
San Luis Obispo, CA 18 10.71%
Boulder, CO 12 7.14%
Madison, WI 10 5.95%
Lincoln, NE 1 0.60%
Lancaster, PA 3 1.79%
Boise, ID 2 1.19%
Charlottesville, VA 11 6.55%
Odgen, UT 1 0.60%
Naples, FL 9 5.36%
Billings, MT 3 1.79%
Minneapolis, MN 26 15.48%
Davenport, IA 1 0.60%
None 27 16.07%
Voters: 168. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-13-2015, 11:31 AM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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So this morning I came across these articles...

10 Cities Where Americans Are Pretty Much Terrified to Live - TIME

Cities Where Americans Don’t Feel Safe - 24/7 Wall St.

McAllen, Texas, Residents Least Likely to Feel Safe

Gallup.Com - Daily News, Polls, Public Opinion on Politics, Economy, Wellbeing, and World

It's basically a Gallup poll measuring people's perception of safety in there metro areas. At least 300 poll interviews were done per metro area. Here's what the Gallup pollsters found.

LEAST SAFE MSA's
1. McAllen, TX
2. Yakima, WA
3. Stockton, CA
4. Modesto, CA
5. Columbus, GA
6. Mobile, AL
7. Fayetteville, NC
8. Memphis, TN
9. Huntington, WV
10. Fresno, CA
11. Vallejo, CA
12. Visalia, CA
13. Beaumont, TX
14. New Orleans, LA
15. Rockford, IL
16. Bakersfield, CA
17. Jackson, MS
18. Salinas, CA
19. Baton Rouge, LA
20. Flint, MI

MOST SAFE MSA's
1. Holland, MI
2. Fort Collins, CO
3. Provo, UT
4. Honolulu, HI
5. Sioux Falls, SD
6. Des Moines, IA
7. Barnstable, MA
8. Portland, ME
9. San Luis Obispo, CA
10. Boulder, CO
11. Madison, WI
12. Lincoln, NE
13. Lancaster, PA
14. Boise, ID
15. Charlottesville, VA
16. Odgen, UT
17. Naples, FL
18. Billings, MT
19. Minneapolis, MN
20. Davenport, IA

Do you agree with the Gallup poll results? It seems pretty accurate to me. I mean look at the list of most unsafe cities. Alot of those cities are havens for poverty. And they say when you have alot of poverty, you tend to have alot of crime. Then look at the list of most safe cities. Some of those are small college towns.

And another question, out of those cities on the "Most Safe Msa's" list, what one would you want to live in the most and why?
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:56 AM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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So this morning I came across these articles

Here's another article I just found.....

Minneapolis-St. Paul Area Residents Most Likely to Feel Safe
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I would want to live in Honolulu, Minneapolis, Portland, Boulder, Madison. I am from the SLO area, not sure I would want to live there again but it's definitely a good place to live.
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:21 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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As someone that grew up in the hood during the worst of the crack epidemic and was never "terrified", I find this topic odd and confusing.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:04 PM
 
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Funny how you don't see the "dangerous cities" on the worst MSAs here. Detroit, St. Louis, Birmingham, Baltimore, etc. are all missing. Could that be because they aren't as dangerous as people make them out to be? Hmmm...
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:30 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Funny how you don't see the "dangerous cities" on the worst MSAs here. Detroit, St. Louis, Birmingham, Baltimore, etc. are all missing. Could that be because they aren't as dangerous as people make them out to be? Hmmm...
I guess we lost our growl.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:40 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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Funny how you don't see the "dangerous cities" on the worst MSAs here. Detroit, St. Louis, Birmingham, Baltimore, etc. are all missing. Could that be because they aren't as dangerous as people make them out to be? Hmmm...

On this list...Minneapolis-St. Paul Area Residents Most Likely to Feel Safe...of the 50 largest MSA's here's how they compare overall.

SAFEST TO LEAST SAFE
1. Minneapolis
2. Denver
3. Raleigh
4. Boston
5. Salt Lake City
6. Austin

14. St Louis
30. Detroit
39. Birmingham
43. Baltimore

46. Jacksonville
47. Houston
48. Riverside
49. New Orleans
50. Memphis

But this takes into account the main central city and all of the suburbs surrounding it.
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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All of New England, the Northeast outside of Greater New York and Greater Washington DC, the entire South (the South defined as: GA, SC, NC, AL, MS, TN, KY, AR, LA) save for New Orleans, and the Midwest outside of Greater Chicago.

All of it, terrifying, to me.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:52 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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All of New England, the Northeast outside of Greater New York and Greater Washington DC, the entire South (the South defined as: GA, SC, NC, AL, MS, TN, KY, AR, LA) save for New Orleans, and the Midwest outside of Greater Chicago.

All of it, terrifying, to me.
Why?
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:56 PM
 
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MOST SAFE MSA's
1. Holland, MI
2. Fort Collins, CO
3. Provo, UT
4. Honolulu, HI
5. Sioux Falls, SD
6. Des Moines, IA
7. Barnstable, MA
8. Portland, ME
9. San Luis Obispo, CA
10. Boulder, CO
11. Madison, WI
12. Lincoln, NE
13. Lancaster, PA
14. Boise, ID
15. Charlottesville, VA
16. Odgen, UT
17. Naples, FL
18. Billings, MT
19. Minneapolis, MN
20. Davenport, IA

Do you agree with the Gallup poll results? It seems pretty accurate to me. I mean look at the list of most unsafe cities. Alot of those cities are havens for poverty. And they say when you have alot of poverty, you tend to have alot of crime. Then look at the list of most safe cities. Some of those are small college towns.

And another question, out of those cities on the "Most Safe Msa's" list, what one would you want to live in the most and why?
That's funny that Davenport is listed as one of the safest. It's actually the most dangerous statistically out of the main Iowa metros.

Ranking of crime rates in Iowa cities out of the 368 metro areas in the country and the % ranking in the country from safest to least safe:

19 - Dubuque - 5%
36 - Cedar Rapids - 10%
42 - Iowa City - 11%
48 - Ames - 13%
90 - Sioux City - 24%
110 - Des Moines - 29%
135 - Waterloo - 37%
167 - Davenport - 45%

Davenport has a murder rate of 1.8/100,000. While much less than half of the US average, it's still the highest murder rate in the state. Most metros are between 0 and 1.5 per 100,000. Just funny that a city is Iowa is listed in anything at all.....and it's people in Davenport coming up as perceived as one of the most safe in the country.

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