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Old 08-07-2010, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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what do most of these cities have in common? very small physical city limits. crime rankings are misleading and fail to tell the whole story. they do not account for crime distribution. most of these cities' violent crimes are concentrated in a few select zip codes, not throughout the entire city. they just happen to have some really bad neighborhoods. furthermore, random crime is extremely rare in all cities; most are gang or drug related. to call the entire city "dangerous" is unfair and patently false.

it's also worthwhile to mention that chicago does not report its crimes to the fbi, so it will never appear on a list like this.
I agree and the exact same thing can be said for 99% of U.S. cities. As you can see most are relatively small cities, crime stats for small cities always gets exacerbated, it's more complex than just "per capita", lists like these are corny and a waste of time imo.
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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2010 Murder Rates:

36.1 - New Orleans
35.5 - Flint
30.5 - Gary
27.5 - Camden
27.1 - Baton Rouge
22.9 - Youngstown
21.4 - Wilmington
20.3 - St. Louis
20.0 - Compton
19.5 - Baltimore
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63.3 - East St. Louis
50.0 - Chester
36.7 - East Chicago
20.0 - Harrisburg

As of now.
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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french culture has absolutely nothing to do with those two cities being on the list. i guess you were kidding, tho...
Yeah, just a joke ^^
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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2010 Murder Rates:

36.1 - New Orleans
35.5 - Flint
30.5 - Gary
27.5 - Camden
27.1 - Baton Rouge
22.9 - Youngstown
21.4 - Wilmington
20.3 - St. Louis
20.0 - Compton
19.5 - Baltimore
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63.3 - East St. Louis
50.0 - Chester
36.7 - East Chicago
20.0 - Harrisburg

As of now.
Scary. But compare those numbers to Cuidad Juarez, Mexico.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:57 AM
 
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Originally Posted by PeterRabbit View Post
2010 Murder Rates:

36.1 - New Orleans
35.5 - Flint
30.5 - Gary
27.5 - Camden
27.1 - Baton Rouge
22.9 - Youngstown
21.4 - Wilmington
20.3 - St. Louis
20.0 - Compton
19.5 - Baltimore
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63.3 - East St. Louis
50.0 - Chester
36.7 - East Chicago
20.0 - Harrisburg

As of now.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Soon to be Southlake, TX
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Originally Posted by PeterRabbit View Post
2010 Murder Rates:

36.1 - New Orleans
35.5 - Flint
30.5 - Gary
27.5 - Camden
27.1 - Baton Rouge
22.9 - Youngstown
21.4 - Wilmington
20.3 - St. Louis
20.0 - Compton
19.5 - Baltimore
---
63.3 - East St. Louis
50.0 - Chester
36.7 - East Chicago
20.0 - Harrisburg

As of now.
Those numbers do not look that bad. Did you only do the math for up to this point? For example 50 murders halfway through the year for a city of 100,000 will make the murder rate 50 per 100,000 only through the halfway mark not the year. By the end of the year that city has 100 murders and per 100,000 it would be 100 per 100,000. Is that how you did it? Because the decrease looks dramatic for some of those cities.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:36 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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This list cannot be accurate, Detroit is not #1. Anyone who as ever seen the ruins of Detroit knows that Detroit must be #1 on any list of dangerous cities worth looking at.
Ever seen Camden?

Camden is the smallest city on that list though. I hear people say it's making strides- I guess Being #2 instead of #1 is a stride
I don't know what Camden can do, it's really sad.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:47 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Louisiana, the most french state in the US is also the most dangerous and one of the poorest
And Detroit, created by french people, is in ruins and so dangerous......
Apparently the french culture (my country) is a curse for the USA
Um... Canada?

Quebec (city) went a year without a murder (maybe more than once, I'm not sure)- That's amazing for a city of near 500K.
Montreal is safer than all big cities in America as well.

Canada is more French than anything in America
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Um... Canada?

Quebec (city) went a year without a murder (maybe more than once, I'm not sure)- That's amazing for a city of near 500K.
Montreal is safer than all big cities in America as well.

Canada is more French than anything in America
I think he just meant in the USA, lol.

Canadian cities in general have the lowest crime rates in North America.
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:04 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Originally Posted by BPerone201 View Post

Canada is more French than anything in America
More french than those towns in Maine that only speak French? How can you be "more french"?

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Canadian cities in general have the lowest crime rates in North America.
Doesn't Barbados have the lowest crime rates in North America?
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