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Old 08-26-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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Just before we left Wilmington there was a horrible shooting a mile from our "safe" neighborhood. A man shot his girlfriend in the street with a Chinese assault rifle and then started shooting at the neighbors who tried to assist the unfortunate woman. If you like living in a city where there are armed robberies on a daily basis then Wilmington is the town for you. As for me, I'm back in upstate New York where we frequently leave our house unlocked and crime rate is very low. It's unfortunate because Wilmington is a beautiful city with tons of potential but it's not being fully realized because of inept government, banana republic police and poor education system.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:49 AM
 
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I just say it because I think it's funny that people find wilmington "scary." in the roughest of neighborhoods, I feel fine walking around. crime statistics are all based on per capita. they do it per 100,000 people. I expect crime in any town, but I have lived in DC, detroit, and memphis, and they are all way worse. if you think that the more people you have, the more crime you should expect, look at the crime index for NYC. numbers don't equate crime.
I may be relocating to Wilmington in the next few months and have been browsing these boards for a while - I started to get nervous, hearing all the talks of crime and being run down, etc. But now seeing this list and coming from the #16 city of Cincinnati to a #78 Wilmington, I don't think I'll have a problem at all lol
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