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Old 07-31-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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It seems Wilmington Councilman Kevin Kelly's son was one of crminals arressted in the beating incident, this just after Wilmington Councilman Mike Brown's son was arrested on attempted murder.

But hey lets keep doing articles on Joeseph Tigani who everyone in the state knew was crooked, he proved it doesn't matter who you vote for, of course we already knew that.
sounds like you might need a peach fuzzy for breakfast
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Lewes, Delaware
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sounds like you might need a peach fuzzy for breakfast

If your buying, I'm in. How bout a Fuzzy navel.
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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If your buying, I'm in. How bout a Fuzzy navel.
We'll see
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:10 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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I'm in rural N. Carolina and we never lock our house, we have 11.26 acres, 2.5 cleared out of the middle, the rest is heavily wooded w/creek, of course the three German Shepherds are well known in this neck of the woods.
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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Your family are being a bit hysterical and alarmist IMO, as likewise your post.
I saw it for myself when I was there. Just a vibe I felt when I was in downtown Wilmington. That's one of the reasons my family moved out of Wilm. I felt safer in Manhattan.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:20 PM
 
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Default 2010 Crime rates - Wilmington

This is the last thing people want to hear, I know. It doesn't mean it's not important information.

As of the 2010 uniform crime rates, out of thousands of cities over 40k in population:

Wilmington now has the:

4th highest violent crime rate

and the 5th highest murder rate.

Feel free to pick on me for sharing the blunt truth, but, it's true.

From wiki:
United States cities by crime rate (60,000

Based on FBI Uniform Crime Reports:
FBI — FBI Resources

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Old 10-20-2011, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Lewes, Delaware
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I'm not sure where Wheeler was considered murdered, Wilmington or Newark. But I know of at least one more that Wilmington didn't consider a murder and its not counted in the totals for 2010. I think you might know what I'm talking about.

Years ago Wilmington made national news for installing cameras around the city in high crime areas and other places. What the drug dealers finally figured out is most of them don't work and have been removed. The ones in high crime areas have been left for props.

I still go to the Riverfront and Trolley Square on Fridays or Saturday nights, usually a couple times a month. Also the Brandywine Zoo, the new Tiger is pretty awesome and my kids like it. Other than that I stay out of the city.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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I don't think there's any reason to fear downtown, the Riverfront, or certainly Trolley during the day or generally the evening hours before midnight. Like anywhere else, women need to be especially careful and should try to travel in threes ideally (I hate it that this is the case, but it is reality). Even guys would be best advised to stay in pairs at least downtown at night. I wouldn't really worry about Trolley much at all. Apparently more and more people are visiting LOMA (lower Market St.) entertainment area at night, which is a very good thing. Truthfully, if you stay on the main streets where there is entertainment activity downtown, you should be ok within the hours when there are plenty of people down there for the theatre, concerts, bar scene.

I've always exercised prudent caution everywhere, at least since my early twenties. It doesn't matter what the statistical crime rate is for a place: it pays to be cautious, alert, watch your back.

I frankly don't think the City of Wilmington is any worse than Centre City/Old City Philadelphia overall. Neither place feels as safe as Manhattan.

I'm not going to go tooling around Hilltop or Brandywine Village late at night on foot, but there's nothing there for me anyway, as I'm not looking to score any drugs (and wouldn't be using dealers there, even if I were).

As always, the main victims of crime in Wilmington are poor people and people engaged in criminality themselves. So it is everywhere.
BTW, America has 5% of the world's population and 25% of the world's prisoners -- something's not working. Maybe attack root causes? No wait: that would be socialism
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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I agree that one should be very careful about buying or renting in New Castle (the city). As to townhouses going downhill in Bear, I'm afraid I've little sympathy. There are loads of middle-middle class neighborhoods featuring relatively shoddy construction and attached housing that go down hill all over the country within a relatively few years of construction. I can think of several neighborhoods in Austin, TX that are like that - a city that has a reputation for booming economy and high quality of life. Lesson: caveat emptor -- buy a clue as to what sort of construction and developments are likely to become slummy within years of construction. If you can't afford something new and truly nice enough that it won't get slummy, then better to buy in an older, stable neighborhood, even if it seems less sparkly or yuppie. Also, economic conditions and the difficult housing market in the last few years have undoubtedly accelerated the process of slumification as people can't sell their places at suitable prices, or lose it altogether, and property becomes rental. Like you never want to move into a condominium community with less than majority resident ownership, for example.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Lewes, Delaware
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Default Despicable

Man enters plea in Trolley Square rape, kidnap case



Three years for driving a woman around northern New Castle County for hours and repeatedly raping her, the other scumbag flees to India, three years thats it. I hope someone buries it in him in prison. This piece of monkey crap deserves 50 years at a minimum with some dude named Rock. Can't wait to see what he does in three years, hopefully not the same thing that sex offender to that poor woman in Oak Orchard.

We will never get a handle on crime until we start punishing accordingly. Truly disgusting....



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