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Old 04-23-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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More than half those cities are Democrat cites in blue states
But nearly the other half are in the red states, especially in the Southeast which is region of high crime due to economic and racial tensions. You also have to factor in about a third of those cities are in swing states such as FL. OH, IN, and MO. The point is it's irrelevant whether the cities are in blue, red, or swing states.

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All joking aside, seeing Minneapolis on that list really surprises me. Anyone have a decent explanation?
Because cold weather causes people to be violent. That's why there's no crime in San Diego because it's always sunny so everyone is happy. (j/k) Actually I don't have an explanation for Minneapolis. It's surprising for me to see it up there, especially above Philly and D.C., because Minneapolis doesn't strike me as the type of city that has a lot of violent crime.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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Here is their methodology

The crimes tracked by the UCR Program include violent crimes of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault and property crimes of burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft, also called “Crime Index” offenses; the index is simply the total of the seven main offense categories. The FBI discontinued use of this measure in 2004 because its officials and advisory board of criminologists concluded that the index was no longer a true indicator of crime. It was concerned that the Crime Index was inflated by a high number of larceny-thefts, which account for nearly 60 percent of reported crime, thereby diminishing the focus on more serious but less frequently reported offenses, such as murder and rape.
http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/Methodology.pdf

Obviously Minneapolis didn't make the list because of murders. Maybe the city made the list due to a high number of property crimes.
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:49 PM
 
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mineapolis and milwaukee shouldn't be on there
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Minneapolis isn't as nice as most people think. On city-data it has a 791 crime index for 2007. That's pretty high. Philly is only at 682 and DC is at 670. So it's not too surprising to see Minneapolis ahead of them.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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bummer for Camden, that city is keep getting worst and worst. Same with Detroit. The two cities are always topping if not near topping the top spot... Other cities that grab the top spot is usually a one timer, but not for Detroit and Camden.

Newark is getting a lot better though it used to be #1 in the 90s
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:49 PM
 
Location: The Lone Star State
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Happy to see nothing in TX on there... but wouldn't expect to except in some of the problematic border regions.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:51 PM
 
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Minneapolis isn't as nice as most people think. On city-data it has a 791 crime index for 2007. That's pretty high. Philly is only at 682 and DC is at 670. So it's not too surprising to see Minneapolis ahead of them.
2008 Year End Murder Totals (murder rate):
Minneapolis - 39 (10.4%)
Philadelphia - 332 (22.9%)

Minneapolis - St. Paul CSA (3.5 million): ~90
City of Philadelphia (1.4 million): 332

Minneapolis is not a dangerous city.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:21 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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bummer for Camden, that city is keep getting worst and worst. Same with Detroit. The two cities are always topping if not near topping the top spot... Other cities that grab the top spot is usually a one timer, but not for Detroit and Camden.

Newark is getting a lot better though it used to be #1 in the 90s
Worse & worse..........
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Another stupid list.

Of course these lists don't tell anything about different neighborhoods, good neighborhoods, bad neighborhoods.
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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These lists are stupid since in most of the cities, crime is specific to certain neighborhoods with most of the city being fine.
Have you ever been to Gary IN or Camden NJ ?
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