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Old 02-25-2009, 06:43 PM
 
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a good indicator is, do you feel safe walking around alone at night. i could walk at 4 in the morning in hawaii anywhere, it gives you a warm safe feeling and freeing.

same as in tokyo, amazingly. i walked home from the club on a saturday night right through the center of tokyo. totally safe feeling. korea is relatively safe too, lots of little police kiosks. i was harassed once on the street and a policeman was walking around and locked the guy up immediately (cause he wouldn't stop) until he got sober, invited me in to sit down, offered me coffee. they are much more pedestrain conscious and keeping it livable.

also upstate new york in the 80's and in manhattan (maybe a false sense of security or just a lot of people around).

 
Old 02-25-2009, 06:50 PM
 
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a good indicator is, do you feel safe walking around alone at night. i could walk at 4 in the morning in hawaii anywhere, it gives you a warm safe feeling and freeing.

same as in tokyo, amazingly. i walked home from the club on a saturday night right through the center of tokyo. totally safe feeling. korea is relatively safe too, lots of little police kiosks. i was harassed once on the street and a policeman was walking around and locked the guy up immediately (cause he wouldn't stop) until he got sober, invited me in to sit down, offered me coffee.

also upstate new york in the 80's and in manhattan (maybe a false sense of security or just a lot of people around).
Upstate NY is still pretty safe, with the exception of a handful of hoods in the major cities here. Actually, some of the safest communities in the country are in Upstate NY, as each major metro area in Upstate has a suburb that is highly ranked, if not the safest in terms of places of similar size.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 12:30 PM
 
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It doesn't surprise me that Georgia is on this list. Atlanta is a violent city. Even the suburbs see a few murders. And alot of the crime is spread out. You have murders happening in other cities.
 
Old 03-14-2009, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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Take out the inner cities of Massachusetts and the murder rate drops to below 1.
 
Old 03-14-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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The biggest killer up there is probably Old Man Winter!
That may be, but I'll bet that most people who have been living up there any length of time know how to handle it. I got property in North Dakota and am hoping to build a house in the next couple of years. The cold weather and low crime are 2 major factors that attracted me to North Dakota.
 
Old 03-14-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Take out the inner cities of Massachusetts and the murder rate drops to below 1.
Well, that could be said for most states.
 
Old 03-14-2009, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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And why is that? Because of the way the national media portrays New Orleans?

Not that I am saying we are undeserving of the title. Louisiana's ghettos have a big problem with drugs and gun violence. I just don't understand how Newarkbomb is so completely familiar and informed when it comes to Louisiana crime that he feels he could've guessed it. But whatev.
It's #1 isn't it?
And no i wouldn't of just guessed it. All I said was that i wasn't surprised, i was sure it would be up there but being #1 wouldn't be that surprising either.
 
Old 03-14-2009, 04:02 PM
 
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LOL, it's so funny how Southerners say stupid stuff like " I would never move to the North--it's dangerous"---
 
Old 03-14-2009, 04:54 PM
 
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Interesting
 
Old 03-14-2009, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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LOL, it's so funny how Southerners say stupid stuff like " I would never move to the North--it's dangerous"---
Half the top 10 are Southern states. And only Virginia and Kentucky are below the national average. JUST below. What does that tell you?
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