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View Poll Results: What city would you feel LEAST safe in?
New York 7 6.36%
Los Angeles 12 10.91%
Chicago 36 32.73%
Houston 5 4.55%
Philadelphia 40 36.36%
Phoenix 6 5.45%
San Antonio 3 2.73%
San Diego 0 0%
Dallas 1 0.91%
San Jose 0 0%
Voters: 110. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-23-2012, 04:35 PM
 
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Applies to Houston and Dalls. Long Beach is more populous and way denser than Sprawlanta. You also forgot Boston, Milwaukee, Denver, and for god sakes Mesa, Sacramento, and Fresno.
I'm going by metros not city propers (houston and dallas have big metros). City propers are arbitrary limits. Metros at least measure how many people are tied to the city whether it's sprawly like Atlanta or more compact like NYC.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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Applies to Houston and Dalls. Long Beach is more populous and way denser than Sprawlanta. You also forgot Boston, Milwaukee, Denver, and for god sakes Mesa, Sacramento, and Fresno.
What are you taking about?
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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I'm going by metros not city propers (houston and dallas have big metros). City propers are arbitrary limits. Metros at least measure how many people are tied to the city whether it's sprawly like Atlanta or more compact like NYC.
Actually that is why you have CSAs. But do feel free to explain how Mountainview is less tied to San Francisco than Pike County, PA, is to NYC. Arbitrary lines calling?
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:33 PM
 
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Actually that is why you have CSAs. But do feel free to explain how Mountainview is less tied to San Francisco than Pike County, PA, is to NYC. Arbitrary lines calling?
why should i explain it, do you think including it or not would alter the list I made?
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Philly. I love Philly, though, and I've rarely felt unsafe there.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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San Diego, and San Antonio are not big cities. They just generously defined their city limits to include a larger share of their suburbs.

San Jose is a bit similar, but at least it's part of a large metro area (The Bay).

The list should be:

NYC
Los Angeles
Chicago
Washington DC (includes Baltimore)
Dallas
San Francisco (which would include San Jose)
Houston
Philadelphia
Miami
Atlanta
Why do metro areas? The list are the 10 largest cities and San Antonio is one of them as well as San Diego.
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:01 AM
 
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PHILADELPHIA there is no doubt in my mind that place has a crime problem that is so out of control. OMG!!

NONE OF THOSE OTHER CITIES COME CLOSE TO PHILY ON MURDER, NONE.

Voting for San Jose or San Diego or anything other than Phily or maybe Chicago is suspect in itself.
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Murder rate per 100,000 population, 10 largest U.S. cities

Philadelphia 20.7
Chicago 15.7
Dallas 10.9
Houston 9.3
L.A. 7.8
Phoenix 7.6
San Antonio 6.5
New York 6.1
San Jose 4.0
San Diego 2.9
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:13 AM
 
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Over all I would say philadelphia.. although 95 percent of chicagos homicides are concentrated on the cities south and west sides. so just going by specific areas chicagos southside I would say especially the englewood neighborhood is the the most dangerous of any neighborhood in the top ten largest cities and probably the country...
Right I understand that some people in Chicago have been behaving very primitive & barbaric.

We all know they are teenage gang bangers who don't have responsible parents.

I feel sorry for the innocent kids who get killed when tribal minds shoot each other over bandana colors.

They get no respect in America and need to be deported back to the 3rd world immediately.

Now the situation in Philadelphia is not the same as Chicago like many others are saying.

Philly basically has places like Strawberry Mansion and other parts that look like a Haunted House.

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Old 07-24-2012, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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I didn't vote because I think this is not a smart question. If we are speaking large cities then they should all feel equally safe depending on where and how you move in this city.

Someone who hangs in the more northern areas of Chicago has a safer chance of moving about compared to someone who wants to hang in the south Bronx or north Philly.

Maybe a better question would be which one of these cities have more bad areas?
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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Why do metro areas? The list are the 10 largest cities and San Antonio is one of them as well as San Diego.
because san antonio defined itself to be like 90% of its metro area. No one will walk away with the impression that san antonio is bigger than atlanta or miami. So why include it? Let's stick to TRULY big cities.
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