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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 07-24-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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I voted chicago because in an area that covers the same size as
philadelphia in square miles covering the south and west sides there are more homicides in chicago then philadelphia
Land size is always understated when speaking about crime. More people should focus on it which is why I like this post
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Well they're all going to have good and bad areas. There's around 1/3 of Chicago's residential areas that most people avoid (I do). The other 2/3 of the city is quite safe.

Hard to do a blanket poll over an entire city.
And this is different from Philadelphia how?

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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...
Andddddd 95% of the murders in Philadelphia are concentrated in North and West Philadelphia... again, this is different from Philadelphia how?

In fact, when removing North Philadelphia, the rest of the city has a homicide rate of 7.0 per 100,000.

However, all in all I would say it's Philly
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:55 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Chicago has more murders than Philly though but crime is mostly concentrated in certain parts of every city
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I've been to every city on the list with the exception of SJ and felt safe in each. Perhaps I just have good street smarts?

Sometimes I think many of the posters on CD are a bunch of scaredy-cats. I mean honestly: "Where just by walking down the street you'll feel like you're about to get mugged?"
Lol I agree. I can't really say I've felt unsafe in any American city.
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Id feel most unsafe in Chicago, the bad part of LA, and Houston.
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:10 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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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
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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Actually, (the 3-4 relentless, irrational Houston boosters on this site will hate this) if you want to list the top ten largest cities (by CSA, which makes the most sense to most) in order, it goes like this:

1. New York
2. Los Angeles
3. Chicago
4. Washington-Baltimore
5. Boston
6. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
7. Dallas-Fort Worth
8. Philadelphia
9. Houston
10. Atlanta
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:31 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Actually, (the 3-4 relentless, irrational Houston boosters on this site will hate this) if you want to list the top ten largest cities (by CSA, which makes the most sense to most) in order, it goes like this:

1. New York
2. Los Angeles
3. Chicago
4. Washington-Baltimore
5. Boston
6. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose
7. Dallas-Fort Worth
8. Philadelphia
9. Houston
10. Atlanta
By doing that, Baltimore becomes the 4th largest metro in the country, Seeing as how it's largest city in the Baltimore-Washington area.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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By doing that, Baltimore becomes the 4th largest metro in the country, Seeing as how it's largest city in the Baltimore-Washington area.
No, it is part of the fourth largest urban area in the country. And so what? It does not mean that Washington DC is a suburb of Baltimore.

Why is this concept so difficult for people to understand? It's about people who live in an area, not imaginary boundaries.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:53 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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No, it is part of the fourth largest urban area in the country. And so what? It does not mean that Washington DC is a suburb of Baltimore.

Why is this concept so difficult for people to understand? It's about people who live in an area, not imaginary boundaries.
People that live here fully understand it. It's the people that don't live here that have problems grasping the concept of two separate metros truncating each other.
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