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Old 02-11-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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How is the crime rate in Pueblo Colorado? We are looking to move that way soon but want to see the crime rate first. We have 2 kids that are under 4 years of age. We are in Ohio but want to move more closer to my family. Maybe within the next 4-5 months.
Id like to know im moving to a safe area where there is no robbery near me every week! Any advice would be appriciated!

Im also seeking a job in the area in a few months. anyone have any ideas?

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Old 02-11-2012, 03:45 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Pueblo is a lot like Gary, Indiana... without all the glitter.

Crime is bad.

Schools are bad.

Jobs are scarce.

Good luck.

Add to Slade; Welcome to City-Data.

If you would do a search on Pueblo + Crime within the CD Colorado subforum here, you'll see more of what you don't want to see. Affordable? Sure... with a decent job. But therein lies the paradox.

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Old 02-11-2012, 04:13 PM
 
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Well i didnt wanna hear all that! LOL
Maybe ill find another place for cheap. I didnt want to move to Aurora, maybe out side of Parker i can find some cheap living.


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Pueblo is a lot like Gary, Indiana... without all the glitter.

Crime is bad.

Schools are bad.

Jobs are scarce.

Good luck.
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I think McGowdog was trying to make a joke.

Crime is not bad in Pueblo unless you live in the east side and I would highly recommend you do not. I have lived in Pueblo most of my 38 years and have never had a real problem. Now finding a job can be hard in Pueblo, it depends what you are looking for. The schools are good and Pueblo is home to both a community college (Pueblo Community College) and major 4 year university (Colorado State University - Pueblo).

If you have anymore question feel free to ask.....
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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Best way for the OP to get good advice is to tell us what sort of work he/she does, budget for rentals or buying, etc.

Mere stats on crime rates and other data is all over the internet for the googling and is not a useful metric for a primary search factor as every city has its good and bad parts.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Pueblo West
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Mere stats on crime rates and other data is all over the internet for the googling and is not a useful metric for a primary search factor as every city has its good and bad parts.
Very true. In Pueblo, the area east of I-25 and south of Hwy 50 is the "bad" part of town. There are a couple other smaller pockets within the city limits that have a high crime rate, but the rest of the city is reasonably safe. Pueblo West, the largest suburb, is relatively crime-free (especially violent crime) and has much better schools than Pueblo. I have found it to be a safe place to live.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Good ole Pueblo a.k.a P-Town
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How is the crime rate in Pueblo Colorado? We are looking to move that way soon but want to see the crime rate first. We have 2 kids that are under 4 years of age. We are in Ohio but want to move more closer to my family. Maybe within the next 4-5 months.
Id like to know im moving to a safe area where there is no robbery near me every week! Any advice would be appriciated!

Im also seeking a job in the area in a few months. anyone have any ideas?
It's good to do your homework, but don't overstudy, if you get my meaning. I've been here for almost a year now, and when I look back at the amount of homework I did on Pueblo, I laugh at myself a little. Location, location, location, is the key here in Pueblo. If your the type of person, that don't put yourself in compromising situations ie: going to cruise the East side of Pueblo around 1am or so, or hanging out in shady spots, then you really should have little or nothing to worry about. Theres alot of good housing choices here in pueblo, without even giving the East side/Lower East side, Bessemer a second thought. Me personally I'm more fond of The Northside, Aberdeen, Mesa Junction, and Downtown. Dont really care for Hyde Park, and Skyview, to out in the boonies, away from everyting that I wanted to live here to enjoy.. As for jobs, I guess if this was a major concern of mine, then Pueblo probably wouldnt be where I would live. Cost of living here is dirt cheap, almost to good to be true, that it alone would make a person skeptical, but overall not a bad place.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:34 PM
 
Location: The 719
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I don't think that it's THAT cheap.

Think about how much you pay for petro... 3.05+/gal. Diesel... 3.65+/gal.

Food is expensive... even in the Walmart[s].

License tags are outrageous. Living off the Front Range a scosh doesn't save you from THIS fate.

How about that heat bill in the winter months? Or that electric bill in the summer? Ask Joss about his water bill. Or better yet, don't.

How much for your 3G Verizon smartphone? Does it cost less than what you would pay in Denver? Dallas?

I've heard that you can make 15 bucks/hr working at McDonalds in Gillette Wyoming or up in North Dakota. Don't think this is true of Pueblo. Oh, and ask a waiter or waitress how well the typical Puebloan tips in these lucrative times.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I think McGowdog was trying to make a joke.

Crime is not bad in Pueblo unless you live in the east side and I would highly recommend you do not. I have lived in Pueblo most of my 38 years and have never had a real problem. Now finding a job can be hard in Pueblo, it depends what you are looking for. The schools are good and Pueblo is home to both a community college (Pueblo Community College) and major 4 year university (Colorado State University - Pueblo).

If you have anymore question feel free to ask.....
It WRONG for you to try to sugarcoat important data like crime rates. Every city, large or small, has its better and worse neighborhoods.

Bottom line: (From 2010) "Pueblo is has the 112th highest crime rate out the 400 cities listed. The city's crime rate is nearly 70 percent above the national average. Denver is second in the state, ranking 141 nationally with a crime rate at 52 percent above the national average." "Pueblo has the highest crime rate among all Colorado cities, according to the 2010-2011 crime index report released Wednesday by the Uniform Crime Reporting Program."

Or look here:Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowed Check out the second graph about violent crime.

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Old 02-12-2012, 09:39 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Nice charts and all. Pueblo has some work to do.

But with regards to violent crime, Denver and Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowedhas some work to do as well. They need to get them forcible rape and aggravated assault stats headed back down sometime soon.

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