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Old 04-28-2011, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Weymouth, The South
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That's basically it. Whenever I read crime stats which are only at city level, and they are pretty high, I tend to almost write off the whole city, but really, that's stupid. I know most cities have certain places you probably don't wanna go and lots of areas which are perfectly safe and I'd like to know which cities are mostly safe.

Often I read people who want to defend their cities (which are perceived as dangerous) saying 'x, x and x are safe neighbourhoods', but that doesn't help if the majority of the city IS dangerous. I want to be able to move around a city and not be wary of most areas.

If anyone knows any cities which are like this and the areas of that city which are the dangerous ones, that'd be swell. I want stuff based on stats only. Anecdotal evidence isn't really helpful unless it's alongside stats based info

Many thanks.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:15 AM
 
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st. louis, easily. the majority of the city is perfectly fine, save for a few terrible neighborhoods.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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st. louis, easily. the majority of the city is perfectly fine, save for a few terrible neighborhoods.
As much as I dislike St. Louis, This is true.
Saint Louis is about as safe as any city gets.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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Although Boston's murder rate is already quite low, it could easily be single digits per year if it weren't for a few blocks.

Really, same will be true for just about any US city.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:18 AM
 
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Although Boston's murder rate is already quite low, it could easily be single digits per year if it weren't for a few blocks.

Really, same will be true for just about any US city.
Especially in the NE and MW, where most of the serious crime is relegated to select urban neighborhoods.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Weymouth, The South
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Ok, thanx people, but can you tell me which neighbourhoods are the bad ones in these cities?
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:54 AM
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Location: Oakland
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As far as San Francisco goes, look at this map of the 200 or so murders to occur in SF in 2007 and 2008:



the worst parts of the city obviously are where you see the largest concentrations of murders (red markers = murders, black = double murders and one triple murder, blue = justified homicides). These areas would be: the tenderloin, Fillmore, much of the Mission, part of Potrero Hill, parts of SOMA, Lakeview, Visitacion Valley, and the excelsior, and part of Bernal Heights. And the worst parts of those areas are the public housing projects (except for those areas with no projects, like the Tenderloin, Excelsior, and Lakeview which only has one mini-project), and in some cases the only truly bad part(s) in a hood are the projects and immediate surroundings themselves (such as in the Fillmore, Bernal Heights, Potrero Hill).
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Weymouth, The South
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As far as San Francisco goes, look at this map of the 200 or so murders to occur in SF in 2007 and 2008:



the worst parts of the city obviously are where you see the largest concentrations of murders (red markers = murders, black = double murders and one triple murder, blue = justified homicides). These areas would be: the tenderloin, Fillmore, much of the Mission, part of Potrero Hill, parts of SOMA, Lakeview, Visitacion Valley, and the excelsior, and part of Bernal Heights. And the worst parts of those areas are the public housing projects (except for those areas with no projects, like the Tenderloin, Excelsior, and Lakeview which only has one mini-project), and in some cases the only truly bad part(s) in a hood are the projects and immediate surroundings themselves (such as in the Fillmore, Bernal Heights, Potrero Hill).
That's kind of annoying. The Downtown would not be an area I'd wanna avoid.

What cities have most of the serious crime in residential or warehouse districts?
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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The majority of Boston's homicides accur in neighborhoods off Blue Hill Ave in Dorchester and Mattapan. They're residential neighborhoods ~5 miles south of downtown. As a tourist, you'd have no reason to be down that way. Infact I've lived here my entire life, and have only been down that way once.
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Weymouth, The South
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The majority of Boston's homicides accur in neighborhoods off Blue Hill Ave in Dorchester and Mattapan. They're residential neighborhoods ~5 miles south of downtown. As a tourist, you'd have no reason to be down that way. Infact I've lived here my entire life, and have only been down that way once.
That is the kinda news I was looking for. Thanx very much.
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