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Old 07-12-2013, 08:21 PM
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I am considering a job offer in Greenville. I would like some information on perhaps the most widely discussed issue about Greenville - the crime. The crime data on reflector appears to be a huge concern. I am a single male in mid-late 20s and don't really have a family here. But still the crime rate looks bad even at times you would not expect one (Who would hear of a physical assault at 5:54 pm?!). Everything else about the place looks great except for this.
What do some of the residents think about the crime? Is living in Greenville safe? I understand there are some parts of the town that are safe and some not, but I'd like a general overview. Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:04 AM
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I'm not going to defend the crime rate in Greenville because it needs to go down...however I will say this...Greenville has a HUGE under 30 population, you know the folks that typically cause crime, because of its student population that includes Pitt Comm College as well as ECU.

Greenville also draws the children of its nearby poor rural areas that are looking not only for schooling but ANY job...it has a lot of service jobs...it also has a fairly low cost of housing, and entertainment options, so young people and young families from eastern NC flock to it.

I guess the point is that Greenville's demographics (not a huge city and a very young city) lend it to have a high crime rate. Older people are less likely, generally, to commit crimes. Crime rates are overblown in that regard.

Overall, IMO Greenville is a safe city. It has two huge projects that are having/going to have a huge impact positively on crime...one is the ongoing 40 block revitalization project in West Greenville and the second is the associated 10th St Connector project which has just started and will result in the demolition of over 70 structures IN West Greenville....nothing stymies crime like a huge construction project. The next 10 years is going to see major changes in Greenville, particulary West Greenville and Downtown Greenville. It will have a drastic effect on Greenville's crime rate, which will always look high because of its demographics.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:40 PM
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Thanks very much for the response. That was really helpful.
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