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View Poll Results: How much does safety/low crime rate matter to you?
Safety/Low crime matters a lot to me to the point where I would only live in places with good safety and low crime rate 18 54.55%
Safety/low crime matters a lot to me but I could still live in a place with a higher crime rate if it had some things going for it. 9 27.27%
Safety/low crime matters to me but not that much. 2 6.06%
Safety/low crime matters to me only a little bit 2 6.06%
Safety/low crime does not matter to me. 0 0%
Safety/low crime is not something I look for. I actually look for places with less safety and higher crime. 2 6.06%
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:32 AM
 
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I decided to create a poll for this.

After you vote in the poll, you can explain why you feel like that how much safety and low crime matters to you.

These are the poll options:

1. Safety/Low crime matters a lot to me to the point where I would only live in places with low crime rate

2. Safety/low crime matters a lot to me but I could still live in a place with a higher crime rate if it had things going for it and then I would just put up with less safety and higher crime.

3. Safety/low crime matters to me but not that much.

4. Safety/low crime matters to me only a little bit

5. Safety/low crime does not matter to me.

6. Safety/low crime is not something I look for. I actually look for places with less safety and higher crime.

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Old 06-13-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: FL
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I live in a low crime neighborhood but still take precautions.....keep gates locked, no shrubs around the windows, outdoor lighting.....stuff like that. Don't believe in guns, don't need Brinks, ADT or dogs........just a pitchfork by the front door I've nicknamed "Pierce", for a potential home invader, hope I never have to use him.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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I think on the scale of the average person I am absolutely terrified of crime, after all I quite often carry a weapon of some sort, but I have a awful history of leaving doors unlocked and stuff laying around in the open so suppose that I have a high level of awareness for crimes against the person and not crimes against property.

I would also point out that when I choose a neighborhood to live in the last thing I concern myself with is the crime rate because if it is a nice neighborhood (cool architecture, nice shops, restaurants, art galleries etc, the crime rate can't be that bad, or at the very least bit manageable.

So where does that leave me on your Lickert Scale, I don't have a clue.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Becoming more fearful....just moved to a great city but crime is on the increase in the last few months. Multiple bank/store robberies, robbery/murders, house-break-ins, etc. I am always careful and alert at minimum.

FYI: A young woman was arrested recently for shoplifting....but when they listed the items..well, not what you might think (jewelry, CDs etc).

It was a stick of deodorant, body wash/spray.

That broke my heart.
Not to have enough cash for the most basic of hygiene and feeling a crime is the only way to get it.

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Old 06-13-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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As long as i don't need a Sherman tank to get around i am ok!
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Some of the worst crimes are actually committed in perfect normal nice neighborhoods full of people who didn't see it coming. So, I think personal awareness, safety plans and being careful who you mingle with are probably more important than having a false sense of security based on the area of town you can afford to live in.
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:06 PM
 
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I could live in a much cheaper place...but would be in fear of being robbed, my car broken into, and worse...i will pay the higher rent...thanks.
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thepastpresentandfuture View Post
I decided to create a poll for this.

After you vote in the poll, you can explain why you feel like that how much safety and low crime matters to you.

These are the poll options:

1. Safety/Low crime matters a lot to me to the point where I would only live in places with low crime rate

2. Safety/low crime matters a lot to me but I could still live in a place with a higher crime rate if it had things going for it and then I would just put up with less safety and higher crime.

3. Safety/low crime matters to me but not that much.

4. Safety/low crime matters to me only a little bit

5. Safety/low crime does not matter to me.

6. Safety/low crime is not something I look for. I actually look for places with less safety and higher crime.
Perhaps this would be better suited for the "General Moving Issues" forum. This forum is more for discussing current trials and legal issues
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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Some of the worst crimes are actually committed in perfect normal nice neighborhoods full of people who didn't see it coming. So, I think personal awareness, safety plans and being careful who you mingle with are probably more important than having a false sense of security based on the area of town you can afford to live in.
I agree, but in nice neighborhoods I think crimes tend to be mostly to acquire wealth, not physical assaults. You don't see drive bys and random people being accosted so often.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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My husband and I are getting on in years. I am retired, he is semi-retired. We live in a very safe community but it is as boring as watching rocks grow. I used to dream, while working, of a nice relaxing, green, birded place to retire to but now that I am home all the time I crave the city with all the distractions. I also have found out that city people actually are healthier from the standpoint that they walk more and don't have the car to depend on. We will be moving to Manhattan shortly. It is a very safe building in a safe neighborhood but not as safe as this dreary place we are in now.

My husband was on the streets of NY once and a guy robbed him at knifepoint - at least tried to. My husband socked him and the guy took off running, bleeding. The police found him and he was last seen in convict's clothing cleaning debris from the park where he committed his crimes. When the police saw my grey haired husband they asked if he were the Silver Avenger (or something similar). Seems as though some old guy had creds in the karate community and would walk the streets looking fragile and helpless and when he was accosted he would deliver a beating to the would be attacker. Hearing that cheered us up a great deal.
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