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Old 03-23-2009, 05:21 PM
 
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Today a list of the 20 Most Dangerous States was published

and Delaware came in at number 12.

this after it came out in the paper this weekend that some

guy was found slumped in his car in Bear....

which we thought was a great area.

I've read post after post on this forum.... and I still don't

understand... I mean I'm in South Jersey and we are in

an incredibly safe town where we can't even remember the

last time there was a violent crime (i.e. rape, murder or

assault) but then again 15 miles away is the City of Camden

which is consistently voted 1 of the most dangerous cities.

But its a totally different world from my town.

For those in Delaware is it that far apart between say the

inner city of Wilmington and say Middletown...

or does everyone need a dog and an adt alarm....

Is it a place to raise a family?

What say you ???


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Old 03-23-2009, 10:23 PM
 
Location: TX
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I'd say only certain parts of Wilmington tend to really violent. I have lived in the Newark and Hockessin area for quite some time and haven't heard of any violent crimes, now property crimes is a whole other matter. Just gotta be smart out there.

However, Wilmington has the most problems, followed by some New Castle areas, followed by certain areas of Dover.
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Edgewood, Maryland
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Where can I find this list of dangerous states?
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:28 AM
 
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I don't think we can post links on CD, you have to google it and it'll come up, however, my understanding is that it WAS #12, now it's #17.

Try this in case I'm wrong - take out spaces -

http://www.walletpop.com/insurance/most-dangerous-states

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Old 03-24-2009, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Rehoboth Beach, Dela_where
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It's northern Delaware and I hope it stays up there too!

Gee, I wonder why!
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:30 AM
 
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Honeycrisp is right, it's number 17, not number 12. I've got to say I disagree about the crime in New Jersey only being in the city. My parents live in South Jersey and tell me about the gangs in their schools and this is in Cumberland County, quite a distance south of Camden. Here's a recent article that popped up when I googled their town: Join gang or be killed - NJ.com

As far as I know, there are no gangs in Lower Delaware.

This link: http://os.cqpress.com/rankings/Crime...kings_2009.pdf Shows Delaware as number 34. I like that number better.

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Old 03-24-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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Thank you for clarifying, toobusytoday, good to know as I've had at least one link removed in the past which I now believe was a mistake (it was some time ago and I can't even rem. what it was in reference to). At any rate, I take some of those surveys w/ a grain of salt, while I didn't check into this one too much, many are random and the results can vary greatly. JMO.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Bayside, NY
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What are the figures based on? New York City has a lot more crimes then the whole state of Delaware yet New York state isn't listed as a dangerous state.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:50 PM
 
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I don't know what it is based on... that is what is disturbing and I agree that the media can take information and distort it in any manner they choose... I'm how can California not be there with all the stuff that happens in LA or parts of New York City... but I wonder if the numbers are adjusted for the population so that its percentages that make the ranking.

I'm not knocking Delaware ... and definitely not praising New Jersey.. I'm dying to get out of here with my 10k a year property tax bill..... but I don't want to die in my dying to get out ...

Yes there is crime everywhere... but like here in Jersey..

there is Cherry Hill, or Marlton, or Moorestown crime and there is Camden, or Vineland, or Newark New Jersey (not the one in Delaware) crime which is completely different.

One you might get your car broken into ...... the other you might wind up a chalk outline in the morning.

Does that make sense ??
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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What are the figures based on? New York City has a lot more crimes then the whole state of Delaware yet New York state isn't listed as a dangerous state.


Based on population NYC has over 8 million residents while the state of Deleware has over 800,000.


It`s calculated by population devided by number of murders in a city or state. There is a town in Alabama called Prichard population around 30,000 had 18 murders last year so 30,000/ 18 = 1 out of every1,666 of the resiedents in Prichard will fall victim to a violent crime . Another example NYC -8 mill residents 600 murders = 1 out of 13,333 residents will fall victim to a violent crime in NYC. So according to the figures givin this small town of Prichard ,Alabama is more dangerous than the biggest city in the U.S.
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