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View Poll Results: Which cities do not have crime problems?
San Diego 15 13.51%
San Jose 15 13.51%
San Francisco 6 5.41%
Portland, OR 20 18.02%
Seattle 18 16.22%
Salt Lake City 19 17.12%
Minneapolis 13 11.71%
Denver 11 9.91%
Boston 10 9.01%
New York City 10 9.01%
Los Angeles 5 4.50%
Honolulu 13 11.71%
Other 8 7.21%
None of the above, they all have crime problems 41 36.94%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 111. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-19-2009, 01:29 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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So I was interest to see what the C-D Crime Index was for all these cities in 2007 and some cities surprised me, mainly SLC and Minneapolis. I was surprised they had the highest rates on this list. Pretty interesting to see Seattle and Portland have a higher crime rate than LA too. Perception is often different from reality and I doubt many people realize how safe and dangerous some of these cities are. This poll kind of shows that misperception as well.


2007 C-D Crime Index
NYC..................... 253.3
San Jose.............. 256.9
San Diego............. 339.8
LA....................... 356.6
Denver................. 409.3
Seattle..................470.3
Portland................ 497.3
San Francisco ........501.2
Boston.................. 524.2
SLC.......................669.7
Minneapolis.............791.3

Honolulu..............crime stats not posted on C-D
Portland and Seattle have a way higher property crime rate than LA (which has a very low property crime rate), but LA has a higher violent crime rate than Seattle or Portland, which is what people are most concerned about.

Check out United States cities by crime rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Mile high city
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Salt Lake City was a crime-free place, thirty years ago. After the Crips made their presence known here in the late-80s and the Metro Gang Unit was established, we've had our fair share of crime. In fact, the History Channel-made Gangland did an episode about it.
LOL the SLC gangland is a joke. Mormons by the day, crips by night! The one head crip was telling how rough his life was and even once got hit over the head with a bottle...ROFLMO!

Gangland also did a show on colo springs! I guess they are running out of material these days.
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Mile high city
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So I was interest to see what the C-D Crime Index was for all these cities in 2007 and some cities surprised me, mainly SLC and Minneapolis. I was surprised they had the highest rates on this list. Pretty interesting to see Seattle and Portland have a higher crime rate than LA too. Perception is often different from reality and I doubt many people realize how safe and dangerous some of these cities are. This poll kind of shows that misperception as well.


2007 C-D Crime Index
NYC..................... 253.3
San Jose.............. 256.9
San Diego............. 339.8
LA....................... 356.6
Denver................. 409.3
Seattle..................470.3
Portland................ 497.3
San Francisco ........501.2
Boston.................. 524.2
SLC.......................669.7
Minneapolis.............791.3

Honolulu..............crime stats not posted on C-D
Interesting, Niether Compton, Engelwood, or East LA are in the LA city limits. That could be a reason...
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:13 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Never trust statistics I went to Minneapolis and the areas reputed as "bad" ain't bad at all...
Well people don't like statistics when it doesn't tell them what they want to hear.
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:16 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Portland and Seattle have a way higher property crime rate than LA (which has a very low property crime rate), but LA has a higher violent crime rate than Seattle or Portland, which is what people are most concerned about.

Check out United States cities by crime rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Their violent crime rates are not that much lower compared to how much higher their property crime rates are to LA.
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Interesting, Niether Compton, Engelwood, or East LA are in the LA city limits. That could be a reason...
No that is not the reason b/c the neighborhoods of South LA are just as dangerous, if not more, than those cities.
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:04 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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nyc is the safest from what i hear

I think its funny (IMO) that people keep talking about how chicago is like a war zone. The kids are getting in the cross fire and thats bad enough but there was like 500+ murders in 08 but in the 80's and 90's there were like 800-900 murders just about every year. I think one year it was almost 1000 or it was past 1000 and thats when the pop. was 2.7 million
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:24 AM
 
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Well people don't like statistics when it doesn't tell them what they want to hear.
I'm not from Minneapolis if you think I wanna glorify Minneapolis. I find the TC boring...
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Well, all larger cities will have at least a small problem with crime. But, NYC has really bounced back over the years. I've read in some articles that it's the safest big city in the country.
It might not be for long. Economic prosperity, or the lack of it, is the single biggest determinant for crime. NYC may never enjoy the prosperity of the '90s and '00s again.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: LawnGuyLin
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NYC is a city of 8,000,000 at its highest rate it was still lower then New Orleans Lowest rate if you belive in stats and want a accurate description of the city's crime use the borough rates not the whole city.
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