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Old 03-02-2012, 06:07 PM
 
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I live in a high crime area. Where I currently live there are areas that remind me a bit of the historic downtown (lots of shops, upscale boutiques, places to eat, set in old town area) and it can actually be a dangerous place to walk around alone, even in the afternoon. This kind of 'open crime' is what we're looking to get away from.

So when I see what appears to be a high number of assaults in Durango, I want to know how this affects daily life for people living there.

The gist of what I'm curious about is how the statistics pan out in real life. In other words, according to this site and others, in the last couple of years there were about 200 assaults in Durango. Are these scenarios where people are getting mugged walking through town, or mostly to do with circles of people who are partying and getting out of hand.

Maybe because I'm used to places like Truckee, CA where crime is very low I assumed Durango would be about the same, but looking at some numbers of incidents, I feel that I do need to ask the question unfortunately. The recent article in the Durango Herald which mentioned a significant number of hate crimes doesn't reinforce a feeling of confidence.

I'm really hoping that this is not the case, and the numbers make things seem more dire than they are.

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Old 03-02-2012, 06:41 PM
 
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I live in a high crime area. ... I'm used to places like Truckee, CA where crime is very low....
Tell us what is the high crime area you live in. That will help us. Your IP address goes back to Stockton, CA, which has a crime rate that is double the national average, but Truckee's crime rate is way low and lower than Durango's.

Maybe our locals in Durango can chip in here. My best guess is that most assaults are bar fights or domestic cases.

Best thing I can suggest, if you want real objectivity on the matter, is to call the non-emergency number of the Durango police department and talk to them about the nature of the assaults.

I've walked around downtown Durango several times now, day and night, and I never saw anything improper or felt uneasy.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:03 PM
 
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Maybe our locals in Durango can chip in here. My best guess is that most assaults are bar fights or domestic cases.
Perhaps though not as bad as it used to be. My GGgrandmother's brother who was county sheriff at the time was killed in a gunfight with the town marshall outside the El Moro Saloon on Main Ave. A number of years before that he was stabbed in the gut, again on the streets of Durano, by a black sheep cousin who was later killed in a bar fight in Arizona. Oh for those peaceful times before Jazz's wild and crazy trust-funders showed up.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:14 PM
 
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I do not feel unsafe in Durango. I walked around downtown last night with my 7 month old sleeping trapped to me after I attended a movie screening, alone, in the dark at 9:30pm And I think I got in my unlocked car, as I often forget to lock it around town. Even though I know I should. As a reader of the Herald for almost 20 years now, the vast majority of the assaults that they report on are 2am from a bar, college students, families (meaning within the same family), or within partying circles. I'm struggling to remember the last time there was an incident that did not fit into one of those brackets. My daily life is not affected at all by this. The last time a crime was committed against me when 8-9 years ago when I didn't lock my belongings up at the re center pool and someone helped themselves to a twenty I had. Back to the I really should lock up my stuff! That type of crime is far more likely to be found, an unlocked bike downtown walking away, then assaults. My 9 year is allowed to walk around downtown herself, just a few blocks to practice, I am never concerned for her safety. Is is far more likely that people will assist rather then harm or help themselves to your stuff.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:38 PM
 
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The afforable homes appear to be on the outskirts of Durango.We too found a job opportunity here in the city.We have combed the internet for rentals & sales alike.It has much to offer with rafting,zipline,train rides designed for children & adults.Accessibility is key when winter arrives.They have middle & high schools that are charters.Riverview & Needham have the best reputations here in town.I'm sure they offer services.Bayfield is conservative,family oriented,&more afforable.Acreage available...Everyone is friendly in Durango!Best regards,&yes i could compare notes as i once lived in Northern Cali
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