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Old 05-15-2018, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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We've had the car-related crimes (break in and theft) a lot in my area (shhhh, Stapleton but don't tell anyone!) but unfortunately, the majority of the time, cars were left unlocked and garage doors were left open (not just unlocked but the door was up) when these events happened.

I'm not saying to blame the victim, because we *should* be able to not have our things stolen even if we do leave the car door unlocked. But that's the reality of living in a city and I think some people that moved here come from smaller towns or suburbs where you could get away with it and not have your stuff stolen.

We also get a lot of porch thieves - they literally follow the delivery trucks around and then grab the packages after they are dropped off.

Muggings are not unheard of but fortunately remain pretty uncommon.

I don't see that "locals" are lying about the crime, it's that most of us know a certain amount of crime happens in all cities and we set our expectations accordingly. I was personally affected by crime more in other cities I've lived in but I also know that anecdote doesn't equal statistics so I don't assume that overall crime is necessarily higher in places where I've personally happened to experience it.
I agree. The porch thieves have been up here, too.

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Porch thieves are unfortunately here to stay. We bought and installed the ring doorbell last year and it is pretty cool. Thieves see it and don't even bother for the most part. We got a good video of our neighbors lighting off fireworks on New Years Eve and almost blowing up our rose bushes. They lit it in the street and the flak flew in from there. It is funny seeing them scramble in panic after it.

These are opportunistic criminals. Leave your garage open and/or your car unlocked and they will take advantage of it.
I agree. If you take your goods and lock the car, you know you've done everything you could.
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:20 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I'm not comfortable writing where I am in Denver, over the weekend two cars were physically stolen (not just broken into) and I live in a locked/gated community. With a locked/gated underground garage. Ive never experienced that and I've lived in rough areas of the Bronx. There was also multiple muggings only targeted at women? A notice was posted in my office to be careful when walking to my car. Regardless of the length of time someone has been somewhere it's quite easy to see the type of area it is.
Sorry you're having such a difficult time. I lived in Denver for 2 years and I also lived in Seattle (I lived in Kirkland) and I thoroughly enjoyed my time in both cities. I experienced no issues with crime during my time in Denver, but that was back in 2004 so I don't know, maybe times have changed.

I don't know what area you're living in but my hubby and I lived south in the Lone Tree/Highlands Ranch area (which we LOVED). We enjoyed the restaurants, shopping, outdoor activities and made some really great friends there. We both worked in the Denver Tech Center so we didn't have to worry about commuting all the way to downtown.

On weekends we'd go downtown for dinner w/ friends or enjoy a summer baseball game at Coors Field, or tailgating before a Broncos game, or drive up to Vail or Beaver Creek for 3-day weekends. We were never bored...we always had activities going on. And we'd love those thunderstorms that would pass through!

We would have stayed but my husband got a job in his hometown here in San Diego. We still think about moving back if/when we decide to leave CA. There are other cities we'd consider as well but Denver is on our short list.
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Old 05-21-2018, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado
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I'm not comfortable writing where I am in Denver, over the weekend two cars were physically stolen (not just broken into) and I live in a locked/gated community. With a locked/gated underground garage. Ive never experienced that and I've lived in rough areas of the Bronx. There was also multiple muggings only targeted at women? A notice was posted in my office to be careful when walking to my car. Regardless of the length of time someone has been somewhere it's quite easy to see the type of area it is.
You will not find a place with more car break-ins and car theft than Seattle/Tacoma/Spokane. It has been known for years that Seattle and Puget Sound is the car theft capitol of the USA. Walking down teh street and seeing several cars with broken windows and hearing people cry and yell about their car being broken into is quite normal in Seattle.

Also, Seattle has a lot of aggressive and mentally ill homeless people and I have found them to be pretty sketchy, especially with how concentrated, dark and sketchy some parts of Seattle can be at night.


I really get disgusted also by the homeless colonies and all the garbage they leave all over and how the homeless communities more or less take over entire blocks and act like they own it. Seattle's problems are only going to get way worse before better. Also, there is becoming a huge gang problem in the South Sound as all the lower income people have fled the city. Seattle's gentrification is not always for the positive, as desirable neighborhoods cater to millionaires and the middle class end up living in crime infested slummy areas.
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:25 PM
 
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Rotse is our resident Seattle-hater who plans to leave and incessantly goes on about it. (Not the one who did leave and incessantly posts about how glad he is.)

Seattle has problem with messy homeless people and we should crack down. But I only occasionally notice glass on the sidewalks.
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Rotse is our resident Seattle-hater who plans to leave and incessantly goes on about it. (Not the one who did leave and incessantly posts about how glad he is.)

Seattle has problem with messy homeless people and we should crack down. But I only occasionally notice glass on the sidewalks.
Good to know that every sub forum has both of those guys.
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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I'm not comfortable writing where I am in Denver, over the weekend two cars were physically stolen (not just broken into) and I live in a locked/gated community. With a locked/gated underground garage. Ive never experienced that and I've lived in rough areas of the Bronx. There was also multiple muggings only targeted at women? A notice was posted in my office to be careful when walking to my car. Regardless of the length of time someone has been somewhere it's quite easy to see the type of area it is.
You’re not comfortable telling which area you’re in? Why? That makes no sense.
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Denver has plenty of diversity, overall way more than Seattle by race /ethnicity (Seattle 27% "racial" minority or Hispanic, Denver 45%) but I guess it involves what you see, count, like and maybe don't. Seattle, more Asians; Denver, more Hispanics.


Sometimes people talking about diversity may be going by international restaurants. That is part of diversity but not the whole story. Portland for example. I visited occasionally in past and several people raved about the diversity, mentioning the restaurant scene as evidence. Portland is one of the whitest, non-Hispanic major cities in the country.
It also depends on where you live and work.
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:36 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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He didnít move here. Heís a troll.
I agree.
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:59 AM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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He didnít move here. Heís a troll.
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I agree.
Yep. According to OP's posting history they were still living in Jersey in April. Well, that is how I read the post below.

"We were out of power for almost 6 days in Morris county this year. It's been a crazy winter." 4/10/2018
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