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Old 08-01-2007, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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The South is statisticly the most dangerous region followed by the Midwest.The Midwests problems are in the cities moreso than the Metros.Most of the metros in the Midwest are pretty safe.

 
Old 08-01-2007, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Central Louisiana
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Cleveland did not make the list of the most dangerous metros though. I was surprised to find that the town my grandmother lived in during her final years, Alexandria, Louisiana, had such a bad crime problem....it made among the most dangerous metros. Other cities that made that list I believe were Memphis and Nashville. Believe it or not, in this situation, if I were picking between Memphis and Nashville and Detroit, Cleveland, or St. Louis, I would pick one of the latter three because while crime may occur in greater numbers in the latter three cities, it occurs in contained pockets. A dangerous metro IMO is far worse than a dangerous city because in a dangerous metro, there's no escaping crime. At least in the Midwest cities you generally can avoid crime rather easily by just staying out of the bad areas. For dangerous metros, you are far less safe IMO.
I live in Alexandria and I'm not that surprised that it made it on the most dangerous metro list. Some parts of Alexandria are full of crime and have been that way for a number of years. Most neighborhoods on the east side of the city, with the exception of the Garden District and a few other neighborhoods, are very crime-ridden & impoverished. However, the west side of the city, is for the most part, safe & prosperous. Pineville, a smaller city across the river, is much safer than Alexandria, although there are some rough areas on the southeast side of town.

Most of Louisiana's major cities have problems with crime. Lafayette is the only large metro area in Louisiana that I would consider low crime.
 
Old 11-05-2007, 06:22 PM
 
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Population 500,000 and Over

The top 5 most dangerous cities in the u.s. are
1.Philadelphia-329 Homicides 11-5-07
2.Baltimore- 253 Homicides 11-5-07
3.Detroit- Unknown
4. W/D.C- 159 11-5-07
5.New Orleans- Unknown
 
Old 11-05-2007, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Source?

Or is this the Irep hocus pocus crime log?


Philadelphia can't be #1 on that list either way. Murder total- NYC definitely, and Chicago,Detroit probably has Philly beat in murder total. If you are going by murder rate(per 100,000) Philly would be well down on the list.
 
Old 11-06-2007, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Well, since we base population on metro area, why not crime?

What are the most dangerous metro areas in the country?

I'd say NYC-Philly. With Camden, Newark, Jersey City, Atlantic City, Trenton, Yonkers, and all the inner-city neighborhoods, I'd have to say this one. Or maybe Detroit.

So, here's my list:
1) NYC-Philly
2) Detroit
3) New Orleans
4) Miami
5) Los Angeles
Chicago and Houston.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 06:10 PM
 
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Everyone has forgotten Atlanta. Atlanta itself has had many murders this year and not just inside the city either. Look at some of the suburbs.
 
Old 11-11-2007, 07:29 PM
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Location: San Francisco
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The Numbers for 2006. Murder rate per 100,000 residents:

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Metropolitan Statistical Area Homicide rate



New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA M.S.A. - 21.7
Flint, MI M.S.A. - 15.4
Baton Rouge, LA M.S.A. - 14.4
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR M.S.A. - 14.3
Pine Bluff, AR M.S.A. - 14.1
Memphis, TN-MS-AR M.S.A. - 13.7
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI M.S.A. - 13.5
Baltimore-Towson, MD M.S.A. - 13.3
Charleston-North Charleston, SC M.S.A. - 12.6
Birmingham-Hoover, AL M.S.A. - 12.5
Jackson, TN M.S.A. - 12.5
Rocky Mount, NC M.S.A. - 12.1
Visalia-Porterville, CA M.S.A. - 11.8
Mobile, AL M.S.A. - 11.6
Tuscaloosa, AL M.S.A. - 11.6
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI M.S.A. - 11.3
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA M.S.A. - 11.3
Atlantic City, NJ M.S.A. - 11.1
Jackson, MS M.S.A. - 11.1
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC M.S.A. - 10.8
Jacksonville, FL M.S.A.6 - 10.6
Laredo, TX M.S.A. - 10.4
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV M.S.A. - 10.2
Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR M.S.A. - 10.2
Anderson, SC M.S.A. - 10.1
Hattiesburg, MS M.S.A.1 - 9.9
Richmond, VA M.S.A. - 9.9
Savannah, GA M.S.A.2 - 9.9
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ M.S.A. - 9.8
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX M.S.A. - 9.6
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD M.S.A. - 9.5
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN M.S.A. - 9.4
Lima, OH M.S.A. - 9.4
Sumter, SC M.S.A. - 9.3
Montgomery, AL M.S.A. - 9.2
Merced, CA M.S.A. - 9.0
Albuquerque, NM M.S.A. - 8.9
Kansas City, MO-KS M.S.A.1 - 8.9
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA M.S.A. - 8.9
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL M.S.A. - 8.7
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ M.S.A. - 8.7
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ M.S.A. - 8.7
Monroe, LA M.S.A. - 8.6
Salisbury, MD M.S.A. - 8.6
Bakersfield, CA M.S.A. - 8.5
Fayetteville, NC M.S.A. - 8.5
Stockton, CA M.S.A. - 8.5
Columbia, SC M.S.A. - 8.4
Fresno, CA M.S.A. - 8.4
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA M.S.A. - 8.4
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC M.S.A.2 - 8.3
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL M.S.A. - 8.1
Battle Creek, MI M.S.A. - 7.9
Longview, TX M.S.A. - 7.7
Elkhart-Goshen, IN M.S.A. - 7.6
Macon, GA M.S.A. - 7.6
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL M.S.A. - 7.6
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY M.S.A. - 7.5
Charleston, WV M.S.A. - 7.5
Tucson, AZ M.S.A.7 - 7.5
Tulsa, OK M.S.A. - 7.5
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA M.S.A.2 - 7.4
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI M.S.A. - 7.4
Reno-Sparks, NV M.S.A. - 7.4 63.5
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV M.S.A - 7.4
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC M.S.A. - 7.3
Greenville, NC M.S.A. - 7.2 67.5
Nashville-Davidson?Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN M.S.A - 7.2
Alexandria, LA M.S.A. - 7.1
Lawton, OK M.S.A. - 7.1
Longview, WA M.S.A. - 7.1
Greensboro-High Point, NC M.S.A. - 7.0
Oklahoma City, OK M.S.A. - 7.0
San Antonio, TX M.S.A. - 7.0
Spartanburg, SC M.S.A. - 7.0
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA M.S.A. - 6.9
Columbus, GA-AL M.S.A. - 6.8
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC M.S.A. - 6.7
Columbus, OH M.S.A. - 6.6
St. Louis, MO-IL M.S.A. - 6.6
Albany, GA M.S.A. - 6.5
Lake Charles, LA M.S.A. - 6.5
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA M.S.A. - 6.4
Santa Fe, NM M.S.A. - 6.3
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC M.S.A. - 6.0
Florence, SC M.S.A. - 6.0
Goldsboro, NC M.S.A. - 6.0
Victoria, TX M.S.A. - 6.0
Wichita Falls, TX M.S.A. - 6.0
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN M.S.A. - 5.9
Corpus Christi, TX M.S.A. - 5.9
Fort Smith, AR-OK M.S.A. - 5.9
Anchorage, AK M.S.A. - 5.8
Dothan, AL M.S.A. - 5.8
Gadsden, AL M.S.A. - 5.8
Gainesville, FL M.S.A. - 5.7
Johnson City, TN M.S.A. - 5.7
Modesto, CA M.S.A. - 5.7
Pascagoula, MS M.S.A. - 5.7
Trenton-Ewing, NJ M.S.A. - 5.7
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX M.S.A. - 5.6
Toledo, OH M.S.A. - 5.6
Dover, DE M.S.A. - 5.5
Huntsville, AL M.S.A. - 5.4
Rochester, NY M.S.A. - 5.4
Sacramento?Arden-Arcade?Roseville, CA M.S.A. - 5.4
Dayton, OH M.S.A. - 5.3
Hot Springs, AR M.S.A. - 5.3
Jonesboro, AR M.S.A. - 5.3
Lubbock, TX M.S.A. - 5.3
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI M.S.A. - 5.3
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA M.S.A. - 5.2
Chattanooga, TN-GA M.S.A. - 5.2
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA - 5.2
Topeka, KS M.S.A. - 5.2
Winston-Salem, NC M.S.A. - 5.2
Chico, CA M.S.A. - 5.1
Jacksonville, NC M.S.A.1 - 5.1
Knoxville, TN M.S.A. - 5.1
Palm Coast, FL M.S.A. - 5.1
Winchester, VA-WV M.S.A. - 5.1
Athens-Clarke County, GA M.S.A. - 5.0


here's the whole list: 2006 Metro Area Homicide Rates
According to this list here's the entire Bay Area's murder rate:

Bay Area = 5.1

San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA M.S.A. 8.9
Stockton, CA M.S.A. 8.5
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA M.S.A. 6.4
Salinas, CA M.S.A. 3.6
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA M.S.A. 3.4
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA M.S.A. 2.3
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA M.S.A. 2.3
 
Old 11-11-2007, 11:12 PM
 
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have you guys ever heard of Compton, California. the population cracks me up, here goes. 50% hispanic, 49% black, white 1%. man that place is dangerous, they have so much murder problems.


whats so funny about the population, I don't get it.
 
Old 11-12-2007, 03:08 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Many neighborhoods in the Bronx, NY make up 97% minorities.....

Also probably places in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico etc etc
 
Old 11-12-2007, 03:15 AM
 
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The South is statisticly the most dangerous region followed by the Midwest.The Midwests problems are in the cities moreso than the Metros.Most of the metros in the Midwest are pretty safe.
I get the impression that where you have a quickly-growing population, as in many metros in the South and the Southwest, there tends to be a lot of crime. In some of the older cities in the Northeast and Midwest, there are run-down, dangerous areas, but the crime rates in the entire metros would tend to be lower because many of the suburbs are established, stable communities, unlike many new cities with transient, shifting populations in the Sun Belt.
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