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Old 09-18-2008, 11:15 AM
 
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I hope the best for you in OKC, but just do not leave misinformed, or else you will just end up being disappointed.

Crime in Oklahoma City by Year
Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Murders 56 38 45 38 49 39 54 55 58
per 100,000 11.8 7.8 8.9 7.4 9.4 7.4 10.2 10.3 10.7
Rapes 398 388 405 445 365 374 358 327 326
per 100,000 84.0 79.4 79.8 86.8 70.0 71.2 67.3 61.0 60.1
Robberies 1,064 990 1,090 1,169 1,381 1,173 1,193 1,179 1,397
per 100,000 224.6 202.7 214.8 228.1 264.7 223.4 224.4 220.0 257.7
Assaults 2,553 2,535 2,643 2,562 2,847 2,735 2,933 2,740 2,831
per 100,000 538.9 519.0 520.8 500.0 545.7 520.9 551.6 511.2 522.1
Burglaries 8,038 7,280 8,405 8,314 8,300 8,315 8,925 9,304 8,110
per 100,000 1696.6 1490.5 1656.1 1622.4 1591.0 1583.5 1678.6 1735.8 1495.8
Thefts 28,414 33,012 29,771 33,686 35,367 33,444 28,635 20,169 19,228
per 100,000 5997.4 6758.8 5866.0 6573.5 6779.4 6369.1 5385.7 3762.8 3546.3
Auto thefts 3,630 3,602 3,516 3,715 3,928 3,835 4,585 4,819 4,611
per 100,000 766.2 737.5 692.8 725.0 753.0 730.3 862.3 899.0 850.4
Arson 235 216 222 228 208 193 180 201 173
per 100,000 49.6 44.2 43.7 44.5 39.9 36.8 33.9 37.5 31.9
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 320.9) 685.9 677.4 656.1 687.2 706.1 667.1 653.7 581.5 565.8

Crime in Tampa by Year
Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Murders 31 38 34 37 41 30 20 25 28
per 100,000 10.6 12.3 10.9 11.7 12.8 9.2 6.1 7.5 8.3
Rapes 233 235 212 204 222 181 210 133 80
per 100,000 79.5 76.4 68.1 64.3 69.2 55.7 63.8 40.1 23.7
Robberies 2,321 2,183 2,359 2,334 1,769 1,413 1,160 1,211 1,205
per 100,000 792.3 709.3 757.8 735.5 551.2 435.2 352.5 365.3 357.3
Assaults 4,018 3,925 4,011 3,714 3,701 3,554 3,317 2,470 2,262
per 100,000 1371.6 1275.4 1288.4 1170.4 1153.3 1094.5 1008.1 745.1 670.8
Burglaries 6,024 6,177 6,096 6,283 6,390 6,077 4,914 4,451 4,221
per 100,000 2056.4 2007.2 1958.2 1980.0 1991.2 1871.6 1493.5 1342.7 1251.7
Thefts 13,649 15,336 15,586 16,088 16,715 14,821 12,564 11,251 10,390
per 100,000 4659.3 4983.3 5006.6 5069.9 5208.7 4564.5 3818.4 3394.1 3081.1
Auto thefts 5,740 5,772 6,550 6,720 5,344 3,937 2,793 3,087 2,164
per 100,000 1959.4 1875.6 2104.0 2117.7 1665.3 1212.5 848.8 931.3 641.7
Arson 214 218 197 134 146 94 49 45 73
per 100,000 73.1 70.8 63.3 42.2 45.5 28.9 14.9 13.6 21.6
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 320.9) 1083.9 1043.5 1067.0 1040.3 957.9 823.1 695.8 610.1 539.1
I have done lots of research on OKC, so we are quite well informed. The area we will be staying in is near a suburb called Bethany, which has a crime rating of less than 300.In fact, pretty much all of the suburban area surrounding both OKC and Tulsa are very low in crime.

Right now I am in Marion county. The county seat is Ocala. The crime rating for Ocala on city data ia 692. If I find a few things to be disappointed about that is okay, because I know that once I get a job I will be able to actually start saving some money since my cost of living will decrease.I already know about the state tax and the tax on groceries,but the way I figure it we will be much better off struggling to get by there than doing the same here. With all my years of experience as a nursing assistant I am confidant I will get a job quickly.
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Central Fl
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FloridaMom so to be OkieMom,

Good luck in your new digs.....I've heard nice things about the Tulsa area.

Any other re-locators ??

Frank D.
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:56 AM
 
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I have done lots of research on OKC, so we are quite well informed. The area we will be staying in is near a suburb called Bethany, which has a crime rating of less than 300.In fact, pretty much all of the suburban area surrounding both OKC and Tulsa are very low in crime.
The index for my town is 105...most areas surrounding me don't exceed 300 (the suburban area around Ft. Lauderdale, yes, you read that correctly, Ft. Lauderdale). However, the kicker is that it costs at least 300k to buy a decent home here. It all depends on your priorities.

I was mainly pointing out that the "crime situation" looks to be pretty much the same there as most parts of Florida. It's not "much lower" there.

I wish you the best!
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Old 09-18-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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probably greenville sc. no malcontents allowed! lol

but seriously, better weather, nicer people, much better drivers, change of seasons, hills, more natural beauty, the same pay, less cost of living, less sex offenders, less attempted abductions, less red light runners, etc... i honestly cant think of anything that fla has that's better (except beaches), and i love florida! it's my homestate!!

i am a proud native floridian, but i have had enough unfortunately. i live in orlando, and if any of you out there do too, you probably understand. i think it is just a matter of time before all of fla is like south fla, orlando, and tampa.

sure, i could be happy in st johns co, or places that remind me of old florida, or some place like that (panhandle comes to mind), but we dont really know anyone in northern fla. we could be happier in northern fla than in orlando (who wouldnt be?) but if you dont have family around, it makes it tough. we have family in orlando and south fla, and neither place is where we (wife and i) want to live. we have family in the nc/sc areas, and i will miss my family in fla A LOT. hopefully they will follow, but if not, they will visit a lot! i know a few that are also looking into nc/tn/n ga in my family, so there might be a few florida native family members up there in the next 5-10 yrs...

i still might give northern fla a look before we decide, but i cant think of any place in northern fla that could compete with greenville sc.
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Old 09-18-2008, 02:37 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Default We had to move here from NY

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Trying to move back to Connecticut for a better quality of life for my children. Schools and crime are big factors in that.

As a more personal level for me I want change of seasons, better cuisine, and to be close to NYC again (just to name a few).

The funny thing is I am having the problem of finding work in CT, which is the opposite of most trying to find work down here in FL leaving northern states.

Anyone reading this in CT that work in the IT field want to swap jobs???
for my husband to find work in IT. I know. It sounds crazy, but the IT field is very, very competive with all the outsourcing, etc. My husband is also a mainframer which it seems there is less and less a call for in the NYC Metro area. Most of these jobs have long gone overseas to India.

When we can retire in about 5 years, I want to go back to the NE too.
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Old 09-18-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Parents moved me to FL, must escape!
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Right now, it looks like to either Carpinteria, California (between Ventura and Santa Barbara) or Austin, Texas.

I will move as soon as I find the right job situation for myself... I want to move because I don't think Florida is a habitable state. Between the heat, humidity, hurricanes, tornadoes, housing market (driven solely off hurricanes and nothing else), insurance, the GD swamps, reptiles, and bugs... I don't really see why it's considered fit for human habitation.

I am from the mountains, and plan on returning to them (or near them) absolutely as soon as possible.
You read my mind! This state is not fit for human habitation. No one should live in a place like this. Florida is fit, however, to become the next Alcatraz.

Where am I going? Not sure yet. I almost moved to Tokyo, but looks like I will be going to CA, AZ or NV.
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:03 PM
 
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I will be relocating to Philadelphia, PA in August of 09. My original move to Florida was because I had to help care for a sick family member, but ever since I have been in Orlando I have missed the urban lifestyle I was used to in Northern New Jersey (NYC area). Other reasons for moving are low-wages and lack of corporate career opportunities for a business graduate like myself and the lack of changing seasons.
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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i am a biz grad myself, and i can see how it can be discouraging here, especially with places like atlanta and charlotte.
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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Just as hot in AZ and NV as here, but 110 degrees instead... No way, not me.

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You read my mind! This state is not fit for human habitation. No one should live in a place like this. Florida is fit, however, to become the next Alcatraz.

Where am I going? Not sure yet. I almost moved to Tokyo, but looks like I will be going to CA, AZ or NV.
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:11 PM
 
Location: The land of erternal summer to Murfreesboro, TN
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Just as hot in AZ and NV as here, but 110 degrees instead... No way, not me.
Drier heat does make a difference, it isn't nearly as humid so it doesn't feel as hot. I didn't believe that at first, but I noticed a tremendous difference, this being my first summer in TN. It was much more tolerable. You don't come in with soaking wet clothes after being outside 10 minutes. I still hate summer, but I think I am just traumatized from all my years in FL.

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