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Old 09-27-2014, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I expect Greenville's crime rate to go down next year while that project is going on. Seriously.
Greenville's crime rate is about on par with similar sized cities across the nation. Greenville is home to a major regional newspaper and 2 TV stations. With that many newsrooms looking to scoop everybody else, every little crime will be sensationalized. Greenville is constantly under the microscope.

Now 10 or 12 years ago, Greenville had a serious problem with crime but the city has spent a lot of money since then on it's police force and it's paying off.

For the last year that data is available, 2012, Greenville had a City-data.com crime index of 374.4 with a national average score of 310.9. That's not a lot of difference. In 2001 Greenville's score was 710.4. That's a whole lot of improvement.

I'm not sure what people expect. 0 murders, holdups and robberies?
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:05 AM
 
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Greenville's crime rate is about on par with similar sized cities across the nation. Greenville is home to a major regional newspaper and 2 TV stations. With that many newsrooms looking to scoop everybody else, every little crime will be sensationalized. Greenville is constantly under the microscope.

Now 10 or 12 years ago, Greenville had a serious problem with crime but the city has spent a lot of money since then on it's police force and it's paying off.

For the last year that data is available, 2012, Greenville had a City-data.com crime index of 374.4 with a national average score of 310.9. That's not a lot of difference. In 2001 Greenville's score was 710.4. That's a whole lot of improvement.

I'm not sure what people expect. 0 murders, holdups and robberies?
You are right people who have expectations of zero crime are delusional crime is going to happen. I watched a piece on Greenville's city site about the how the city created a special police unit for it's center city which is an excellent idea to protect the investments going on in your uptown,while heightening security and a sense of well being for those who live there and those who visit.....kudos to Greenville.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Winterville
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Pizza Hut just put up signage in the new strip mall next to the 10th and Portertown Wal-Mart right next to the Sally Beauty.
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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random, but it looks like the old East Coast Video Building will be a State Farm insurance building now. Nothing exciting, but at least the building will be maintained nicely.
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:15 AM
 
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There is a whole slew of Apartments near there, north of 10th, that need to be razed.

Then build another apartment complex (mixed-use?) that incorporates Green Mill Run and Greensprings better.

Or, donate some of the land to the City, so they can increase the size of Greensprings Park.

I couldn't agree more.
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:32 AM
 
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random, but it looks like the old East Coast Video Building will be a State Farm insurance building now. Nothing exciting, but at least the building will be maintained nicely.
Also in that area there is now a Hwy 55 next to the Dominos.
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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The parking deck is really moving along...Construction Camera: Uptown Parking Deck - Greenville, NC

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Old 09-29-2014, 02:31 PM
 
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All Greenville police officers to get body cameras

I see this as a good progressive thing. Greenville has has a limited number of officers wearing body camera since 2013. But there are ways to abuse it though, which must be addressed and communicated to the public.
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Old 09-29-2014, 03:50 PM
 
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There was a fire at the old Home Depot today. Expect a bit of a delay in the opening of Burlington Coat Factory, unless they pump a bunch of OT work into staying on schedule.
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Winterville
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All Greenville police officers to get body cameras

I see this as a good progressive thing. Greenville has has a limited number of officers wearing body camera since 2013. But there are ways to abuse it though, which must be addressed and communicated to the public.
That is fantastic! Very glad to see this. It will go a long way in helping protect the police from criminals and the public from the police. This is the smartest things I've seen GPD do.
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