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Old 03-23-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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No Surprise here folks.

Exactly why i'm leaving to go back home there.

Man. Not even anything south of MD!


The 10 Safest States for Kids (http://www.parents.com/parents/story.jsp?storyid=/templatedata/parents/story/data/1204310432783.xml - broken link)

Conn. Tops Safest States For Kids List - Family News Story - WFSB Hartford (http://www.wfsb.com/family/15629805/detail.html?rss=hart&psp=news - broken link)
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:45 PM
 
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Rank Overall: 21

OK, so we are on the top 25 at least. It doesn't surprise me not to see us in the top 10, as I have always said the northeastern states are usually the best for children. Plus for all of the whining about sex offenders and how they are supposedly only active in Florida and nowhere else, we rank 33rd in the country according to your link.
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:04 PM
 
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I am a Floridian now but Ct #1 Yeah Ct!

Must say I was surprised by Vermont! /grrrrr
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Philly to Odessa
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Yea but look at what they used for criteria....wearing bike helmets, etc. So ok, Florida isn't among the top ten, but I don't think that would cause me to jump ship.
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Old 03-23-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Yea but look at what they used for criteria....wearing bike helmets, etc. So ok, Florida isn't among the top ten, but I don't think that would cause me to jump ship.
Did you read all the criteria???

Violence-Related Benchmarks
1. The violent crime rate per capita
2. The property crime rate per capita
3. The violence-related injury death rate for kids 0-12
4. The scope/strength of Megan's Law in the state
5. Laws pertaining to the requirement for a child-safety lock on handguns
6. Other gun laws to prevent a child from gaining access to a handgun in the home
7. The enactment of Jessica's Law or similar legislation
8. The number of registered sex offenders per capita
9. The use of electronic tracking for convicted, high-risk sex offenders

Other Benchmarks
1. The number of board-certified ER physicians per capita
2. The number of fire fighters per capita
3. The number of police officers per capita



These 12 are probably the most important of all the criteria. I mean come on, having enough public safety personnel per capita to me is one of the most basic quality of life categories there is in the U.S. in this day and age.
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Did you read all the criteria???

Violence-Related Benchmarks
1. The violent crime rate per capita
2. The property crime rate per capita
3. The violence-related injury death rate for kids 0-12
4. The scope/strength of Megan's Law in the state
5. Laws pertaining to the requirement for a child-safety lock on handguns
6. Other gun laws to prevent a child from gaining access to a handgun in the home
7. The enactment of Jessica's Law or similar legislation
8. The number of registered sex offenders per capita
9. The use of electronic tracking for convicted, high-risk sex offenders

Other Benchmarks
1. The number of board-certified ER physicians per capita
2. The number of fire fighters per capita
3. The number of police officers per capita



These 12 are probably the most important of all the criteria. I mean come on, having enough public safety personnel per capita to me is one of the most basic quality of life categories there is in the U.S. in this day and age.

IS all about your community and your situation. We live in a small town and for the past 10 years we have enjoyed the area. Is not a perfect place, but no place in the great USA is perfect.

The public safety personnel is based in budgets so the small the town the less you will have. Great report, but look at the crime rates from Connecticut and they have problem just like we do. Just my humble opinion...
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:21 PM
 
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I wasn't saying anything bad about any other state.I am just proud of Ct.I love Florida but I also love Ct.Kinda like having 2 children love both just for different reasons.
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Did you read all the criteria???

Violence-Related Benchmarks
1. The violent crime rate per capita
2. The property crime rate per capita
3. The violence-related injury death rate for kids 0-12
4. The scope/strength of Megan's Law in the state
5. Laws pertaining to the requirement for a child-safety lock on handguns
6. Other gun laws to prevent a child from gaining access to a handgun in the home
7. The enactment of Jessica's Law or similar legislation
8. The number of registered sex offenders per capita
9. The use of electronic tracking for convicted, high-risk sex offenders

Other Benchmarks
1. The number of board-certified ER physicians per capita
2. The number of fire fighters per capita
3. The number of police officers per capita



These 12 are probably the most important of all the criteria. I mean come on, having enough public safety personnel per capita to me is one of the most basic quality of life categories there is in the U.S. in this day and age.
Well I hope you have a successful move and enjoy your new home. I also hope your not trying to validate your decision to move by trying to sway others. I fear you will be dissapointed in the outcome.
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Well I hope you have a successful move and enjoy your new home. I also hope your not trying to validate your decision to move by trying to sway others. I fear you will be dissapointed in the outcome.
Thank you for the well wishes on our move, but you don't have to hope for me not to try and sway others. I'm pretty sure the vast majority of people in the FL forums would not want to move to CT regardless. Why did most people come to FL anyway? I would think it was for sunshine, hot weather, beaches, theme parks, and at one time cheaper living.

Everything CT is NOT known for. But that is just fine with me because my wife and I grew up in CT and know whats it's all about. We want nothing less for our children.
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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IS all about your community and your situation. We live in a small town and for the past 10 years we have enjoyed the area. Is not a perfect place, but no place in the great USA is perfect.

The public safety personnel is based in budgets so the small the town the less you will have. Great report, but look at the crime rates from Connecticut and they have problem just like we do. Just my humble opinion...
Aside from certain sections of Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury, New London, and Bridgeport I would venture to say that almost every other city in the state is below the national average for personal crime index.
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