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Old 11-28-2007, 06:49 AM
 
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Between midnight and 3AM, I would hope to be tucked away in bed and not traveling the streets of any town, including the one in which I live right now ... which on the crime scale of 1 to 10 is a "1", even though four miles from here, it's a "6".
Charley
Exactly my point! My husband and I went to Smyrna Schools, back in the stone age. We thought it was rowdy then! So, it's all relevant!
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:16 AM
 
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Between midnight and 3AM, I would hope to be tucked away in bed ...
... and to be totally honest, it's usually a bit before midnight

Charley
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:22 AM
 
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... and to be totally honest, it's usually a bit before midnight

Charley
Oh, no you don't! You're not taking away my seniority!!!!
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:14 PM
 
Location: GA and NC
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Hi
I am little bit of scary by hearing ur comments about smyrna. So what should I do. I got a job offer in
66 Smyrna Mart
Smyrna, DE 19977
Can u give me any suggestions in which place I should live.
Hi and welcome to the Delawhere? forum. I have been reading all of the posts, and at this time I have far better things to do believe me, but I'm going to throw my hat back in the arena.
Smyrna is a safe place to live. The crime statistics are skewed due to the high rate of incarceration. The high rate of incarceration is due to the fact, that the Law enforcement officials are ill trained, have very little public oversight, (can't wait to hear comments on that one) and for many people who live there, law enforcement is the only avenue to a good job with pension. Prisons were built so people could have jobs, nothing more. Now those people who are in law enforcement, who work for the prison system, they have to justify their salaries, so hence the high rate of incarceration. It doesn't matter if you have committed a crime or not, they will find a way to make money from ticketing, false arrests, etc. Is this making sense to anyone so far? Good.
Now back to your question kpharma. Go visit Smyrna, I lived there when younger, near Lake Como. Even swam there, don't know about the water quality now, I am assuming the citizens have protected it, hopefully so. Find yourself a good local REALTOR, they will direct you.
If all else fails, and you still feel unsafe, buy yourself a Rottweiler, not a gun, there are way too many guns in that state anyway.
I lived in DC too, and it was ranked as one of the highest crime areas in the COUNTRY. Soooo DC finally mandated that no guns would be allowed in the city (none period.) Charlton Heston, is going to love me for saying that, is he even still alive? anyway, only those in law enforcement would be allowed to carry a gun. The police departments finally got their acts together,or are much better than before, because many people were leaving the city due to excessive force, parking tickets, ill training, and general police brutality. When people leave a city, you have no one to police, hence, no jobs. This finally got the city back on it's feet, there was less crime, and people were feeling safe again to stroll the streets even at midnight.As a matter of fact, looking back, I felt safer living in DC than I did in DE.
So I hope you follow your instincts as I am sure they will take care of me, mine always have. Happy hunting and Happy landing.



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Old 11-29-2007, 02:26 PM
 
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The crime statistics are skewed due to the high rate of incarceration. The high rate of incarceration is due to the fact, that the Law enforcement officials are ill trained, have very little public oversight, (can't wait to hear comments on that one) and for many people who live there, law enforcement is the only avenue to a good job with pension. Prisons were built so people could have jobs, nothing more. Now those people who are in law enforcement, who work for the prison system, they have to justify their salaries, so hence the high rate of incarceration. It doesn't matter if you have committed a crime or not, they will find a way to make money from ticketing, false arrests, etc. Is this making sense to anyone so far? Good.
Makes NO sense to me!
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:48 PM
 
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Makes NO sense to me!
hehe..........me neither Delley but then again who really cares
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:11 PM
 
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It doesn't make sense to me either. Especially since the FBI confirmed for us that prison statistics do not count in the data presented on crime. Once again, an incorrect statement.

"Buy a Rottweiler"? "Delawhere"? "Police Brutality"? This person is clearly someone with an ax to grind - but her issues are not mine.

And so, we move on.
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:29 AM
 
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I have a daughter that attends the Smyrna Middle School. We choose the Smyrna School District because it is the safest school district in the state. The academics are great. She is a straight A honor student. We love the area because it is quiet and has a lot of housing options among other reasons. The people are friendly and the cost of living is resonable. These are just a few of the things that are important to us as a family.
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:28 AM
 
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I have a daughter that attends the Smyrna Middle School. We choose the Smyrna School District because it is the safest school district in the state. The academics are great. She is a straight A honor student. We love the area because it is quiet and has a lot of housing options among other reasons. The people are friendly and the cost of living is resonable. These are just a few of the things that are important to us as a family.
Hi DesertRose,

Welcome to the forum........

Glad you are happy with Smyrna. it seems like a quiet and friendly area.
A lot of growth going on too.
Keep coming back and sharing with us.
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:21 AM
 
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HI

I just visited Governers town house in smyrna. The town house maintainance is good. Thank u very much for ur help. They informed me that they do not have single bed rooms but they do have double bed rooms. I am satisfied with the apartment. We are planning to take the double bed room apartment itself
Thank u very much to all of u.
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