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Old 08-26-2018, 08:36 PM
 
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Number 1 is no surprise, but number 2 is.

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Old 08-27-2018, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I would think Grand Junction would be higher and I am surprised Montrose isn't on that list.
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:54 AM
 
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Pagosa Springs is one of those cities that works for dark skies - they purposefully do not have good night lighting to reduce light pollution so one can see the stars. But that could work against them in terms of property crime, etc., at night.
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Hmmm. So, according to the company compiling the data, Vail is #2 most dangerous place on this list, but is something like #5 best place to live on another list they produce? Their data matrix and weighting of those factors would be suspect in my mind.
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:27 AM
 
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Pagosa Springs is one of those cities that works for dark skies - they purposefully do not have good night lighting to reduce light pollution so one can see the stars. But that could work against them in terms of property crime, etc., at night.
Correlation, not cause.

Pagosa also has many part-time homes (high vacancy—fewer eyes watching out), and the entire commercial area is laid out in a corridor, which makes for easy hits by nonresident criminals.

Looking at the lists put together by Roadsnacks, I can tell that the stats are skewed by the commercial areas’ crimes.
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:05 AM
 
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Hmmm. So, according to the company compiling the data, Vail is #2 most dangerous place on this list, but is something like #5 best place to live on another list they produce? Their data matrix and weighting of those factors would be suspect in my mind.
I am not sure I would put Vail on best places to live. Most of the homes are vacant most of the year. There's one grocery store. Shoulder seasons suck.

I take all these lists with a grain of salt.

I lived in Highlands Ranch for awhile and almost every night you'd see a posting or two on Next Door that a car was broken into or a package was stolen off a porch. Douglas County went so far as to put one of those electronic message boards in the middle of Highlands Ranch Pkwy warning folks to lock their cars. You don't see Highlands Ranch show up on this list, but maybe it should.
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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What a stupid list.
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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This is a joke. I am out all the time at night and as a openly gay male never have a issue. Also another list has Pueblo as one of the best cities to move too. All the lists are too subjective.
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:09 AM
 
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Correlation, not cause.

Pagosa also has many part-time homes (high vacancy—fewer eyes watching out), and the entire commercial area is laid out in a corridor, which makes for easy hits by nonresident criminals.

Looking at the lists put together by Roadsnacks, I can tell that the stats are skewed by the commercial areas’ crimes.
Yes, it is an association - more work would have to be done to attribute cause or not.
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:19 AM
 
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What a stupid list.
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I take all these lists with a grain of salt. ...
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This is a joke. ...

That pretty much sums up a ton of "best" and "worst" lists compiled by firms publishing click bait junk. We've seen these lists come and go for years on this site. Pro Tip: Use them as entertainment only.

The most dangerous place to be after dark is on a road with drunk drivers -- everywhere.
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